Education

NCCU law school out of compliance with standards, American Bar Association says

Posted January 23, 2018 11:43 a.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2018 11:45 a.m. EST

— Officials of the law school at North Carolina Central University were ordered to appear before the American Bar Association's accrediting committee in June after the association found the school to be out of compliance with its standards.

In a public notice to the school, the ABA said its accreditation committee concluded in December that the NCCU law school was not in compliance with its standards and asked school officials to submit a report before the June appearance.

"If the information provided in the written report demonstrates compliance with the standards listed above, then the committee may find the law school to be in compliance with the standards and cancel the hearing," the ABA said in the notice.

In a statement, NCCU officials said the school "continues to develop and implement strategies to address" the ABA's concerns.

"NCCU remains dedicated to the School of Law and its mission of providing a high quality legal education while preparing citizens of North Carolina and beyond for service and leadership in the legal profession," NCCU Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye said in the statement. "We will continue our commitment of critical resources, including human capital and financial support, to ensure the School of Law remains in compliance with the American Bar Association standards.”