ABA’s Accreditation Standards Under Microscope in Two Suits

May 11, 2018, 8:21 PM

The American Bar Association faces suits in two separate but related cases implicating its law school accreditation standards.

The suits are flip sides of the same coin, David Frakt,a member of Law School Transparency, which provides information and analysis on legal education issues, told Bloomberg Law.

One alleges the ABA was too hard on the Florida Coastal School of Law, Infilaw, and the other says it was too soft on the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina, he said.

But they’re both true, Frakt said, noting that the accreditation standards are vague, especially the admissions standard.

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