KU School of Law censured over master's program

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The dean of the University of Kansas School of Law says the American Bar Association censured the school and fined it $50,000 over a procedural error it committed while introducing a new master's degree program.

Dean of Law Stephen Mazza said in a news release Thursday that when the law school launched a new master's of law degree in 2012, officials mistakenly believed that it fell within the scope of an existing master's program. That would mean the new program didn't need the ABA's approval. The bar association's acquiescence process allows it to ensure secondary degree programs do not interfere with law schools' approved programs.

The school eventually discovered the error and received ABA acquiescence. Mazza says the censure does not question the substance or quality of the master's program.

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