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Cleveland State Marshall College of Law

Ohio Law School Now ABA-Compliant Again

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is now back in compliance with the ABA’s accreditation standard on providing adequate financial resources.

The ABA section officially noted that the law school had sufficiently provided information to demonstrate compliance with Standards 202(a), (c), and (d). Under 202(a), a law school’s financial resources must be sufficient to operate in compliance with the standards. Standards 202(c) and 202(d) define a law school as non-compliant if its current or anticipated financial conditions are expected to have a “negative and material effect” on the law program.

“We are very pleased that this matter has been resolved. It is important to note that this was about the allocation of financial resources from the university to our law school on the narrow issue of sufficient staffing for the law school. It was never about our financial condition; we are in the strongest financial condition in a decade,” Lee Fisher, the dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, tells the ABA Journal.

The law school was first dinged by the ABA back in August and was asked to submit a report by October 1st. It appears the law school provided information in its report that was sufficient for the council to cancel the hearing and approve its accreditation.

Sources: ABA Journal, ABA, ABA Journal

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