American Bar Association's ("ABA") House of Delegates adopted a series of emergency policies regarding former restrictions on ABA accredited law school "graduation requirments", e.g., limiting the amount of course work permitted to be administered remotely. The resolutions include the adoption of emergency policies by law schools, teach-out plans and provisional program approval.
Highlights of the Resolution Series include:
Deleting Standard 306, which focuses on distance education, and folding it into Standard 105, which deals with substantive changes in programs. (Resolution 109A)
Adding new language to Rule 2, authorizing the council to adopt emergency policies and procedures in response to “extraordinary circumstances” under which meeting the standards would constitute an extreme hardship for law schools. The proposal would apply to law schools regionally or nationally, not individually. (Resolution 109B)
Adjusting various rules regarding council authority in accreditation matters to fit new U.S. Department of Education regulations. (Resolutions 109C and 109D)
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