Prof. Brad Clary (’75) Appointed to ABA Accreditation Committee
Clinical Professor Brad Clary (’75) has been appointed to serve on the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education, the official U.S. Department of Education-approved accrediting agency for the nation’s law schools.
The Council’s method involves sending teams of site inspectors to schools that are seeking to receive or renew accreditation. The teams review law school materials, interview people at the school, attend sample classes, and make factual observations. Reports from the school and from the site inspection team go to the Council’s Accreditation Committee for further review and compliance recommendations in accordance with ABA standards. Clary, after serving on a number of inspection teams over the years, will now serve a two-year term on the Accreditation Committee.
Clary joined the Law School faculty in 1999 after more than two decades with Minneapolis-based Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly (now Fox Rothschild), where he was a partner and led the antitrust, general litigation, and business litigation practice groups. From 1999 until 2016, he coordinated and supervised the Law School’s legal writing and moot court programs. An ABA member, he previously served on the Communication Skills Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education (2001-08). He has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure and on the court’s Civil Justice Reform Task Force. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an elected fellow of the American Bar Foundation.