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ABA Reaffirms ASL’s Accreditation

GRUNDY, VA (MARCH 9, 2020) — The American Bar Association recently confirmed the Appalachian School of Law’s continued status as a fully accredited law school in 100 percent compliance with ABA standards.

The reaffirmation of the law school’s status came last week.

“I am delighted to report that the American Bar Association recently confirmed Appalachian School of Law’s continued status as a fully accredited law school in 100 percent compliance with ABA standards,” said ASL Dean, Justice (ret.) Elizabeth McClanahan. “The ABA provided this unqualified confirmation after ASL completed a series of recommended measures to further strengthen its long-term commitment to the school’s future.”

McClanahan noted she and others at ASL are elated about the goals attained.

“We have moved mountains,” she said, adding, “we are particularly grateful to Dean Emeritus Sandra McGlothlin for her inspired leadership and to our students, faculty and staff who have consistently set higher standards on nearly every performance metric used to measure success in the study and practice of law.

“As ASL’s new dean,” McClanahan continued, “I believe excellence in the law is a holistic endeavor. One of our second-year law students, Mary McGeorge, recently said, ‘My ASL experience has been intellectually rigorous and one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. ASL is more than a school. It is a support system.’ I couldn’t agree more. From the ASL mountain base camp, our students continue to scale the heights of the law.”

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Media Contact: Cathy St. Clair – 276.202.0383 or cstclair@asl.edu