ABA withdrawing approval for Indiana Tech Law School

Roughly four months after Indiana Tech closed its law school, the American Bar Association is poised to withdraw provisional accreditation of the legal education program.

The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar posted a memorandum Oct. 15, indicating it had notified the Fort Wayne institution in August that the law school would be losing its provisional accreditation. The section had granted approval in March 2016.

In its August letter to Indiana Tech’s new president, Karl Einolf, the ABA acknowledged its action followed the school’s decision to voluntary scrap its J.D. program. Still, the school was given 60 days to comment on the notice of withdrawal.

Carson Boxberger LLP, which is representing Indiana Tech, responded Oct. 13. The law firm stated Indiana Tech declined to make any comments regarding to the ABA’s decision.

Indiana Tech Law School closed June 30, 2017. Former president Art Snyder announced in October 2016 the board of trustees had decided to pull the plug on the then-three-year-old program after incurring a $20 million loss. The second and final class graduated in May 2017.    

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