Law School Accreditation: Responsible Regulation or Barrier to Entry?

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Douglas W. Kmiec

Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Professor Kmiec introduced a panel discussion regarding ABA accreditation standards for law schools at the 2006 Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. This brief article memorializes his remarks. In his remarks, Professor Kmiec raised the four most common arguments in favor of ABA accreditation for law schools and the four most prevalent counterpoints made against those arguments. Then he invited the panel to offer their comments.

Keywords: law schools, ABA accreditation

JEL Classification: K49

Suggested Citation

Kmiec, Douglas W., Law School Accreditation: Responsible Regulation or Barrier to Entry? (2007). Texas Review of Law & Politics, Vol. 11, 2006-2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1493785

Douglas W. Kmiec (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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