The State Bar of California has approved rules for the regulation of unaccredited law schools. The rules, which go into effect on Jan. 1, include requirements that unaccredited schools maintain adequate records, pay oversight fees and meet library standards. Deans of California's accredited law schools worry that the new regulations will blur the line between their institutions and the unaccredited schools. Deans from the unaccredited schools fear the new rules will endanger their "nonbar" J.D. degrees.
New Rules for Unaccredited Calif. Schools Start in 2008
The National Law Journal
August 10, 2007