Statement from ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Re: Misreporting of Data at University of Illinois College of Law
The University of Illinois has notified the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar about the College of Law reporting of inaccurate law school class profile data. The section takes the matter very seriously, and is actively investigating the matter in accordance with the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools. A brief explanation of the ABA process is available here.
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The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and its Accreditation Committee are both recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) as the only federal accreditors for programs leading to the first degree in law. In this function, the Section and its Council are separate and independent of the ABA, as required by DOE regulations.