ABA panel votes no on accrediting overseas law schools

, The National Law Journal


The American Bar Association won't extend its seal of approval to foreign law schools anytime soon. The ABA's Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar overwhelmingly voted on August 3 to withhold accreditation from law schools outside the United States.

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  • blackprince

    More and more American law school applicants are giving serious consideration to Canadian schools like Toronto, McGill, and U-British Columbia, whose reputations are well-established in both Canada and the U.S.. Thus, I wouldn't see the harm in accrediting those schools.

  • Lulaine

    I think as many law schools in the United States start facing even more problems, there will be calls and possible legal action to think outside the box when it comes to law schools. If a school outside the United States is following the educational standards in the United States it could be a good thing to have them accredited.


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