By Kelly Boggs, Baptist Message Editor
PINEVILLE – Some clarification is needed for a report that appeared in the July 19 issue of the Baptist Message with the headline “LC denied first attempt at accreditation for law school.”
The report in question indicated Louisiana College had been denied in its first attempt to gain accreditation for the juris doctorate degree to be offered at the school’s Pressler School of Law. A more precise report would have been that LC had been denied its first attempt to gain a Level V status with the SACS. A more accurate headline would have been “LC denied first attempt at Level V accreditation.”
A more precise report would have had the first two paragraphs reading as follows:
In its initial attempt to gain recognition at Level V, which would allow Louisiana College to offer terminal degrees, LC was denied by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, according to a recent report on the SACS website.
LC sought to move from a Level III accrediting status to Level V in order to offer degrees at the doctoral level. The first of those degrees will be the juris doctorate and will be offered at the college’s Pressler School of Law, located in Shreveport, which is expected to open in August of 2013.
The Baptist Message hopes this clarification will help to add some precision to the previous report.