ALBANY – Several angry Albany Law School professors deny the faculty ever suggested the school should lower standards to boost enrollment and avert layoffs and accuse the administration of misrepresenting their position.

Outrage erupted this week in the wake of a New York Law Journal article on Tuesday in which a member of the faculty and the dean said there were discussions of relaxing admission standards, and the Board of Trustees issued a memorandum strongly rejecting the notion of lowering standards (NYLJ, Feb. 4). The memo noted that the school’s bar passage rate is second lowest in the state and said admitting students “to increase revenues … would be both unethical and in violation of [American Bar Association] standards.”

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