April 28, 2008

ABA: Get Out of the Diversity Business

An interesting article in The Wall Street Journal discusses the politics of college admissions. The author, Gail Heriot, highlights George Mason University's law school experience with the ABA's accreditation policies. Apparently, the ABA was disappointed by GMU's admissions standards for minorities because they were not significantly decreased to match the standards of most law schools. As a result, ABA refused to renew GMU's accreditation which is a problem for GMU because their federal funding relies on accreditation. In the article, Ms. Heriot argues that the Education Department should get ABA out of the diversity business.

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