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FedSoc’s August 2012 ABA Watch Now Online

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by Publius
Posted August 10, 2012, 10:11 AM

In the August 12, 2012 issue of FedSoc's ABA Watch, we offer a preview of the ABA's annual meeting in Chicago, including examining how the ABA has reacted to executive actions by the current and past presidential administrations. We also discuss the ABA's concern with the judicial confirmation process, and we highlight the ABA's support of the Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. U.S. And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates.  Here is the full table of contents:

ABA Backs Off Making Law Schools Report Graduates’ Salaries

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by Justin Shubow
Posted March 21, 2012, 7:35 AM

The National Law Journal reports:

It looks as though the American Bar Association may not require law schools to disclose detailed graduate salary information after all.

The ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar on March 17 gave preliminary approval to a new accreditation standard that would require law schools to report additional details about their scholarship retention rates and the jobs that their graduates land.

But the council rejected a recommendation that it require law schools to report school-specific salary data. Transparency advocates said the omission would leave prospective students without important information about their earning prospects.

"This is the council's latest mistake in a string of mistakes," said Kyle McEntee, executive director of Law School Transparency, a nonprofit organization that pushes for better law school consumer information. "It's a pattern of consumer-disoriented information."

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