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New US law school accreditation standards proposed

May 9, 2013 US law schools may soon be subject to more stringent accreditation standards. The proposed standard - which saw approval in committee - would require law schools to show that 80 percent of its graduates who sat for the…

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ABA refuses to accredit law schools outside US

Aug 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…

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Opponent of QC system is appointed as a silk

Mar 7, 2012 One of the 88 barristers to be appointed to the prestigious title of QC was previously an opponent of the QC system, supporting its abolition in an open letter to the Lord Chancellor in 2003. David Wolfe QC of Matrix…

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Law School in China struggles against US job fears

May 26, 2011 The Peking University School of Transnational Law is running into difficulty as it seeks to gain accreditation by the American Bar Association. Accreditation by the ABA would allow the school’s mostly Chinese graduates…

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Think tank calls for reform of UK legal education

Dec 30, 2010 Legal education and solicitor training in the UK is in need of major reform, according to The Legal Services Institute, the policy think tank funded by The College of Law. The Institute has published a paper…

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