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“The ABA has often fancied itself a bulwark of due process…”

Given the historic role it has frequently played as advocate of due process, it’s curious that the American Bar Association now is fine with ex parte gun confiscation orders [Trevor Burrus and Matthew Larosiere, Forbes] Tags: bar associations,...Show More Summary

Tide Rises on Lawyers' Duty of Tech Competence

The wave started five years ago when the American Bar Association approved a new rule of professional conduct requiring lawyers to be technology competent. As Nebraska has recently adopted the rule, the competency wave has crested and is about to break. Now, twenty eight states have raised the bar......

Karen Hawkins Named Chair Of ABA Tax Section

News Release, Former IRS Official Karen L. Hawkins to Chair ABA Section of Taxation: Karen L. Hawkins of Yachats, Ore., has been selected to chair the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, the nation’s largest organization of tax lawyers. Hawkins will serve a one-year term, to be succeeded by Eric...

How To Fight The ABA’s Anticompetitive And Discriminatory Accrediation Power

Allen Mendenhall, How to Fight the ABA’s Anticompetitive and Discriminatory Practices: Recently I urged top law schools to stand up to the excesses and abuses occasioned by the ministrations of the American Bar Association (ABA). These schools could band together and follow the lead of the journalism schools at Northwestern...

ALERT: American Bar Association Working Tells States To Adopt Firearm Confiscation Laws

THIS is extra scary crap! The American Bar Association was established to set the academic standards for law schools and formulate the model ethical codes related to the legal profession.

New Way to Fact Check Legal Issues in the News

The American Bar Association has announced a new venture that aims to help journalists, the media, and general public fact check legal issues that hit the mainstream media. The website, ABALegalFactCheck.com, allows anyone to email questions for legal fact checking, but does not promise that all questions will be answered.......

The American Bar Association Is Anti-Gun

David Codrea: The ABA’s House of Delegates approved a resolution recommending disarming American citizens based on accusations of “hate crimes” and being a threat, the American Bar Association announced Tuesday. Despite due process concerns raised by some who still view the Constitution as an impediment to total and arbitrary “progressive” rule, Resolution 118B passed by […]

New ABA President: 'Just the Facts'

Attorney Hilarie Bass took a page from Detective Joe Friday when she became president of the American Bar Association. "Just the facts, ma'am," Friday reportedly said in the television series, Dragnet. Bass said as much in announcing a new program, ABA Legal Fact Check. "With all the various sources......

BUT NOT TO FOLLOW IT, APPARENTLY: American Bar Association passes resolution to allow illegal immigr…

BUT NOT TO FOLLOW IT, APPARENTLY: American Bar Association passes resolution to allow illegal immigrants to practice law.

Charlotte School of Law Is Expiring

For Charlotte School of Law, the funeral march started a year ago. It began when the American Bar Association suspended its accreditation. Then the Department of Education stopped its federal student loans. Now its license as an educational institution has expired. "[T]o ensure that CSL does not inadvertently run......

Florida Bar Launches Pro Bono Online

The American Bar Association has made it a lot easier for lawyers to provide pro bono services in Florida. Working through the Florida Bar Association, the ABA has launched a free legal service online in the Sunshine State. ABA Free Legal Answers is a website that provides legal answers......

For-Profit Charlotte School of Law Closes

The school had been hanging on by a thread for months in the face of tumbling enrollment after the American Bar Association’s accreditors put it on probation in November.

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Northwestern's law school says it will accept the GRE as an entrance test American Bar Association Accreditation Standard 405(c) Symposium, 66 J. Legal Educ. 538-652 (2017) Vikram Amar (Dean. Illinois), A Guided Tour Through The Debate Over Changing The ABA Employment Data Form Shima Baradaran Baughman (Utah), The...

Constitutionalize the ADA? No thanks

A dreadful idea, but sure to keep lawyers busy: American Bar Association president proposes constitutionalizing the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act by getting the Supreme Court to reverse City of Cleburne (1985), in...Show More Summary

Journal Of Legal Education Symposium: Best Practices For Protecting Security Of Position For 405(c) Faculty

American Bar Association Accreditation Standard 405(c) Symposium, 66 J. Legal Educ. 538-652 (2017): Melissa H. Weresh (Drake), Best Practices for Protecting Security of Position for 405(c) Faculty, 66 J. Legal Educ. 538 (2017) Linda L. Berger (UNLV), Rhetoric and Reality in the ABA Standards, 66 J. Legal Educ. 553 (2017)...

A Portrait Of Asian Americans In The Law

A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law: Published by Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law is a systematic analysis of how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession.... We address five broad sets of...

Law Schools Want Statement on GRE

Most law schools want the American Bar Association to say whether they should accept the graduate record exam in lieu of the law school admissions test. According to a recent survey of 120 law schools, 61 percent of the respondents said the ABA should make a statement about the......

The Case For An ABA Accreditation Standard On Employment Outcomes

Scott F. Norberg (Florida International), The Case for an ABA Accreditation Standard on Employment Outcomes: Students graduating from American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law schools over the past ten years have faced a declining entry-level legal employment market, stagnant or decreased starting salaries, and increased tuition debt burdens. While most law...

ABA’s best legal blogs

Every year the American Bar Association reviews the best legal blogs (a.k.a. blawgs) on the web. My blog made their top 500 and top 100 for the past four years. There are so many crime related blogs on the web. To stand out, to stay consistent in posting, is more work than I suspected when […] The post ABA’s best legal blogs appeared first on Defrosting Cold Cases.

Affordable Law School in Dallas Gets ABA Approval

The American Bar Association is accrediting another law school, even as the organization is suspending others in an era of declining law school enrollments. The ABA gave provisional approval to the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, reviving hopes that the lower-cost law school will break......

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