The Ave Herald recently ran a story about Florida law schools’ bar passage rates. The story pointed out that “Ave Maria School of Law has . . . drawn some national attention recently by becoming the only law school in the United States to agree to provide detailed post-graduate information to a fledgling project that aims to provide better data on employment of law school graduates.”
More importantly one of The Ave Herald’s publishers, David Shnaider, attempted to contact non-respondent “Florida law schools and Catholic University of America for their reaction” to our initial request. To date, The Ave Herald reports that only one school responded to Mr. Schnaider’s request: Florida Coastal Law School.
Mr. Schnaider reports:
[Florida Coastal] said it would monitor the Law School Transparency project but had [sic] decided whether it would participate.
This week, LST will contact Ave Maria, American, Michigan, Vanderbilt, and Florida Coastal to see if any of these schools’ administrators have suggestions for the 2010 LST Standard Guidelines. In the meantime, we hope that other journalists investigate local schools like Mr. Shnaider has. It is very useful for us to know which schools are still undecided on whether to commit to LST’s Standard.