UMass Law wins ABA accreditation
Recognition caps eight-year effort of outgoing chancellor
Massachusetts’ only public law school earned national accreditation Tuesday, capping off its eight-year battle for respect and concluding the career of Jean MacCormack, the outgoing University of Massachusetts Dartmouth chancellor who fought to establish the school. UMass Law will now have provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association, which will review it every year for the next three to ensure it meets ABA standards. The new accreditation allows future UMass Law graduates to take the bar exam in any state.