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Wayne Law earns perfect score for transparency

Complete information online about scholarships and employment

March 18, 2013

Wayne State University Law School has earned a perfect score from Law School Transparency for providing full and accurate information online regarding student scholarships and employment outcomes.

Wayne Law is among 46 law schools nationwide who earned the perfect score, according to a March 6 article in the American Bar Association Journal.  The article found that nearly half of accredited law schools are not posting all of the data required by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, or “are reporting misleading and incomplete data.”

The ABA Section, which offers accreditation to law schools, set new standards for transparency recently known as Section 509, which requires that the “consumer information” offered by law schools “shall be complete, accurate and not misleading.”

Wayne Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Ericka Matthews-Jackson and Assistant Dean for Career Services Krystal Gardner make sure the school’s posted information meets the required standards, and say they’re happy to do so.

“I applaud the efforts of the Law School Transparency and the ABA to ensure that law schools are providing prospective students with complete, accurate and current data,” Matthews-Jackson said. “At Wayne Law, we strive for transparency and were eager to comply with Standard 509 because it is the right thing to do for students. They rely on this information to make very important decisions about their future and where they will invest their time, talent and resources to receive the best legal education possible."