The American Bar Association has moved to withdraw its stamp of approval from a fully accredited law school—apparently the first time it has done so.

Arizona Summit Law School will lose its accreditation unless it successfully appeals a decision by the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar to withdraw the Phoenix school’s accreditation due to a variety of shortcomings related to its admissions and educational program. The school has until June 21 to file a “teach out plan,” with the ABA to lay out an orderly way to cease operations, although that deadline may be pushed back in the event of an appeal. The ABA announced the decision June 8.

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