A Department of Education panel on Wednesday recommended that the ABA’s accreditation power for new law schools be suspended for one year, on the basis that the organization failed to implement its student achievement standards and probationary sanctions, while also not meeting its audit process and analysis responsibilities regarding students’ debt levels.What Stalinist abuse of bureaucracy is this? It's like having someone in your back pocket and then suddenly they start fucking you in the ass like a woodpecker on crack. Has the DOE not been sent the latest scholarly literature? Is the DOE overlooking the crucial importance of legal education in upholding the Rule of Law? Is the DOE aware of the effective task forces, studious conferences, non-partisan position papers, and essential trade fiction published by the ABA?
Instead of making idle threats on withdrawing accreditation power from America's foremost lawyer association and indirectly threatening the very foundations of American democracy, the Department of Education should be providing a bailout for California Southern, whose pending closure ends an era of non-accredited educational advancement in a part of the country that is starved for lawyers and law schools.