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Law School Externships, Misconduct Rules on ABA Annual Meeting Agenda

The ABA House of Delegates will meet Aug. 8-9 in San Francisco for its annual meeting. Items on the agenda include a proposal that would permit law school students to earn academic credit and compensation for externships at the same time; an amendment to the model rules of conduct to add anti-discrimination and anti-harassment provisions; a proposal urging states to abolish probation systems supervised by private, for-profit firms; and initiatives that expand ABA efforts to diversify the legal profession and the judiciary.

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ABA Conducting Random Audits of Law School Job Stats

The ABA is starting to conduct random audits of jobs data provided by law schools, the ABA Journal reports. Auditors are examining data from 10 randomly selected law schools and 382 randomly selected students from 156 law schools. The aim is to make sure schools followed new procedures released in May governing the collection and verification of employment data. Audit results will not be publicly released unless problems lead to a public sanction.

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