ABA censures Rutgers School of Law at Camden, issues $25K fine
- The Rutgers University at Camden School of Law was censured and fined $25,000 by the American Bar Association.
- The penalties are the result of the school admitting students who hadn't taken the Law School Admission Test, which is required by the ABA's accreditation standards with some exceptions for other standardized tests.
- The censure from the ABA's Accreditation Committee says that, between 2006 and 2012, Rutgers at Camden admitted around 7% of new students using GRE, GMAT and MCAT scores without getting the ABA's permission.
According to the censure, Rutgers at Camden's alternative program was instrumental in increasing its acceptance rate and class sizes without adversely affecting its LSAT percentile scores. Those scores are weighed heavily in U.S. News & World Report law school rankings and must also be reported to the ABA every year. Along with the fine, the school must now post the censure on its website for one year.
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