American Bar Association Votes to Strip Thomas Jefferson Law School of Accreditation

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego / Photo by Adriana Heldiz

An American Bar Association panel recently voted to strip embattled Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego of its national accreditation, a decision that was publicly announced Monday.

Thomas Jefferson, which intends to appeal the decision, will remain accredited while the appeals process runs its course.

The school has faced a series of financial and academic challenges in recent years that led to it being placed on probation in November 2017, a move that signaled Thomas Jefferson could eventually lose its ABA stamp of approval.

In voting to strip the school’s accreditation, the ABA’s legal education council pointed to the school’s noncompliance with a standard requiring its “current and anticipated financial resources” to be sufficient to properly operate.

The school has struggled financially since taking on significant debt to…

Original published: 2019-06-11 00:01:00 Read the full San Diego News here


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