Law school accreditation should be tied to employment outcomes, law professor Scott Norberg advocates in a recent paper, because existing standards regarding bar passage rates don’t do enough.
“Bar passage is necessary, but not sufficient. In a market where there are persistently more law school graduates than available law jobs, the qualifications for employment may be higher, and the level of preparation thus required will be greater,” writes Norberg, a law professor at Florida International University who also serves on the Standards Review Committee of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Additionally, he was the section’s deputy managing director from 2011 to 2014.
Read the ABA Journal to find out more.