by Nirvi Shah
Over 130 years after its inception, the American Bar Association is still the prestigious community that serves its members, profession, and the public by “defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.” The ABA’s goals include improving the legal profession by promoting the highest quality of legal education. The organization recognized Georgia State University College of Law as an accredited law school in 1984.
Thirty years later, the ABA will visit GSU College of Law again next week, beginning March 3, to evaluate whether the school still complies with ABA standards, and is, thus, accredited. Typically, a six or seven person team conduct a Site Evaluation Visit. The team includes: a present or former law school dean, a few academic law school faculty members, a law librarian, a faculty member with an expertise in professional skills instruction, one judge or practitioner, and one university administrator who is not a member of a law faculty. During the visit, expect the team to visit classes while touring and evaluating the law school.
The Law Library has gathered and organized many of the law professors’ published materials to showcase to the ABA site team during their visit. If you’re interested in knowing more about our faculty publications too, you can find a full list of them on our website.