UND law school reaccredited

UND’s School of Law has recently been reaccredited by the American Bar Association, according to a UND press release. This means that the law school will continue to operate as an ABA-approved school.

The law school recently completed a $14.4 million building renovation and this was cited as a central part of UND’s reaccreditation.

“While we were pleased the most significant concern we faced during the 2014 reaccreditation process was the adequacy of our facility, it put a spotlight on the serious need for the building project to support our academic program and our students,” Dean Kathryn Rand said in a statement.  “I want to say thank you again to all who were involved in securing the necessary funding and completing the project in a timeframe that was acceptable to the Accreditation Committee. The teamwork that accomplished an on-time and on-budget project was invaluable in securing the final approval for North Dakota’s law school.”

According to the release, the building project addressed problems at the law school that were identified in previous accreditation visits. The building project included adding a teaching courtroom, deliberation room and case study room, along with study spaces and the renovation of the law library.