Bar Association Will Require Law Schools to Provide Better Data on Graduates' Jobs

 

In response to a sharply worded letter this month from a U.S. senator, the accrediting arm of the American Bar Association outlined on Thursday several steps it is taking to deal with concerns about whether the ABA is doing enough to force law schools to release more-reliable data about the job prospects and salaries their graduates can expect.

In its reply, the accrediting arm, the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions, said that it is changing its approach to the collection and publication of job-placement data to make sure the information that schools report is "more accurate, more timely, more complete, and more specific."

Bar Association Will Require Law Schools to Provide Better Data on Graduates' Jobs