On March 24–27, the Law Center completed its site evaluation process for re-accreditation by the American Bar Association (ABA). Academic institutions must be reaccredited every seven academic years, according to standards established by the ABA’s Section on Legal Education and the Association of American Law Schools.
An extensive Faculty Self Study was conducted by the faculty and administration prior to the visit. In addition, a Site Evaluation Questionnaire provided additional information to the team of evaluators.
Topics explored during the three-day site visit included Students and Student Activities, Faculty, Program of Legal Studies, Finances, Information Resources, Facilities, Administration, as well as other topics such as Alumni Relations and Fundraising.
The seven-member site team was lead by Dean Emeritus Len Strickman of Florida International. Meetings with students, faculty, staff and administrators were scheduled throughout the three days. A special meeting of LSU Law alumni was also conducted.
A final written report on the commendations and recommendations is expected later this summer. Chancellor Jack Weiss said, “The input of our faculty, students, and alumni was critical to the re-accreditation process. I’m very grateful for their participation. We look forward to receiving a positive report.”