Duncan Dean Responds to ABA Denial

There was no explanation when the status report came out last week that the American Bar Association had denied Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law's appeal for provisional accreditation. In a prepared response, Duncan Dean Sydney Beckman said "... we believe we have met or exceeded every applicable standard for accreditation set forth by the ABA. We look forward to working with the ABA to address any concerns that they have and move forward with whatever steps are necessary to achieve our goals." Litigation that began late last year was stayed through July 15, pending a decision by the ABA on Duncan's appeal. In the latest status report, the ABA again asks for a stay through Aug. 15, writing that Duncan has until Aug. 6 to file another appeal. The National Law Journal has more