Law School Discussion

accreditation process?

accreditation process?
« on: June 19, 2006, 11:15:38 AM »
so what is the deal with the aba accreditation process?  anyone ever been to a school that has gone through it?  from what ive heard it is pretty straight forward, 'meet these criteria and your in' but then it makes me wonder why there are schools that arent accreditated.  i mean unless its for some type of financial reason, why couldnt a school follow a set of instructions on how to build a law school?

Re: accreditation process?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2006, 06:07:22 PM »
I've not been through a school getting accredited, but last year they came through and recertified my school. Some of the potential downsides of accreditation would be an inability to take whatever population the school thought interesting/underserved. An average LSAT score below 150 works against keeping accreditation. Also, there seem to be rules requiring a certain investment in the library, which I think strange, since I've looked at a paper copy 3-4 times max since the end of 1st year.