ABA Weighs Action Against Law Schools That ‘Hinder Free Expression’

  • The American Bar Association (ABA) is considering a proposal that may require law schools to prohibit behavior that “hinders free expression,” according to a memo from the ABA’s Strategic Review Committee (SRC).
  • The SRC is the ABA’s accreditation wing and introduced the changes after multiple schools dealt with large, disruptive protests, notably at Stanford Law School where hundreds of students drowned out an event with conservative Fifth Circuit Judge Kyle Duncan.
  • The SRC’s proposal notes that the changes would “protect the right” to discuss topics that are “controversial or unpopular.”
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