Wednesday, July 2, 2008

More Good News: ABA Dismisses Faculty Complaint Against Ave Maria School of Law

Critics of the Ave Maria School of Law's administration are joyless at the good news the school received from the ABA this week. Coming on the heels of last week's announcement that AMU received full AALE accreditation, the ABA rebuffed a complaint made by faculty members opposed to the school's move to Florida. Of the several complaints that were made last year, all but one were dismissed out of hand by the ABA last year (as we pointed out here). The resolution of this last remaining complaint is good news for the school.

Dean Gene Milhizer sent an email to the law school community today announcing that after reviewing the complaint, the ABA decided that the law school remains in compliance with ABA accreditation standards. The school has been fully accredited by the ABA since 2005, after first receiving provisional ABA accreditation in 2002; this was the soonest time possible under ABA rules.
UPDATE: This turn of events is "A victory for campus diversity" according to R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., founder and editor in chief of the American Spectator, a contributing editor to the New York Sun, and an adjunct scholar at the Hudson Institute.