Indiana Tech law school receives accreditation recommendation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) After failing to receive accreditation a year ago, Indiana Tech’s law school could have better luck the second time around.

According to our partners in news at The News-Sentinel, the school’s application for provisional accreditation received support from the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Now, the three-year-old school will hope for final approval from the Section’s Council. The News-Sentinel reported that Indiana Tech Law School will make its presentation during the council’s scheduled meeting March 11 and 12 in Phoenix, Arizona.

“While I am grateful for the committee’s work and their recommendation, I recognize and respect the Council’s role in this process and look forward to appearing before the Council in March,” Indiana Tech Law School Dean Charles Cercone said in a statement.

It was June when the ABA denied Indiana Tech’s law school a provisional accreditation.

Cercone said then that the Council narrowed the issues the school needed to focus on and provided leaders with positive feedback to work toward the reapplication process.

It would appear that was the ticket.

“I appreciate the hard work of our entire team in putting together such a strong program for our students and the tremendous support of the university, its trustees and the Fort Wayne community,” Cercone added, according to The News-Sentinel.

Law schools depend on accreditation because some states, including Indiana, prohibit students from non-accredited schools to take the bar examination required to practice law.

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