ABA refuses to accredit law schools outside US

August 13, 2012 The American Bar Association’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has voted against accrediting law schools outside the United States.

The vote, which came in at 15-0 with two abstentions, comes after four years of debate on the issue. It is supported by the findings of a special committee, which said the move would divert attention and resources at a time of strain on finances and personnel, and that it would prove difficult to translate the culture, value and ethics of the American legal system to foreign law school students.

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