TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 13, 2014

This week Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan School of Law had a visit from an American Bar Association site team, another step in the school's quest for ABA accreditation. Dean Parham Williams says "the committee will make a recommendation in September to the council that votes yay or nay in December." No matter how well LMU performs, WBIR reports that some external forces may work against the school's quest for accreditation. The committee is under pressure not to approve new member schools because the existing law schools are having trouble attracting applicants, they say. Statistics from the Law School Admission Council show a drastic and steady reduction in the amount of people applying to law schools over the last decade, the story reports.