Associate Dean Chalak Richards, "The Impact of the New ABA Accreditation Standards" -- Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Associate Dean Chalak Richards's opinion article, "The Impact of the New ABA Accreditation Standards," has been published by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. The article considers the impact of the American Bar Association's amendments to Standard 303, which governs curriculum taught in ABA-accredited law schools.
Excerpt from "The Impact of the New ABA Accreditation Standards"
Much remains to be seen on the impact of these new ABA standards. Recognizing that for many law schools meeting these standards will require substantial interrogation of their courses, orientation, and other educational experiences, the ABA has required that all law schools have a plan in place by fall 2022, with implementation to begin in fall 2023. I am encouraged that many law schools are taking this as an opportunity to take a critical look at their curriculums and hope that the majority of law schools will meaningfully comply with this requirement.
The complete article may be found at Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles