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ABA grants Florida Coastal School of Law accreditation

first_imgABA grants Florida Coastal School of Law accreditation September 15, 2002 Regular News Florida Coastal School of Law has received full ABA accreditation.Dean J. Richard Hurt made the announcement following the ABA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The action followed a favorable recommendation of the Accreditation Committee on June 28 in Seattle, which was ratified August 8 by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the ABA. Although the council has the final authority on accreditation matters, ABA procedures require council actions to be reported to the House of Delegates, the ABA’s governing body. On August 12, the House of Delegates concurred in the council’s report, finalizing FCSL’s full approval.Dean Hurt noted that although most new law schools remain provisionally approved for four to five years, FCSL received full approval in three.“Attaining full accreditation just three years after being provisionally approved by the ABA is a significant achievement and a tribute to our dean, board and, in particular, to the extraordinary dedication and trust of students, staff, and faculty,” said Donald Lively who was FCSL’s founding dean before becoming chancellor in 2001.FCSL was provisionally approved by the ABA in 1999, following its licensing by the state of Florida in 1995. The school welcomed its first class in the winter of 1996 and graduated that class in the spring of 1999.ABA accreditation comes shortly after FCSL announced receiving a record number of applications for the fall terms that began August 26. The law school received more than 2,300 applications from students in Florida and 27 other states and Canada, according to Director of Admissions Stephen M. Jones. Applications rose approximately 30 percent this year, Jones said, compared with an average rise of 17.9 percent among law schools nationwide.“Part of our mission is to develop a diverse group of students from all over the country,” Jones said. “The record number of applications we received indicates our efforts continue to pay off as the school’s reputation continues to grow.”The majority of the students, numbering 110, will attend full-time day classes, Jones said. Another 35 students will attend classes part-time during the day, and 25 will study part-time at night.center_img ABA grants Florida Coastal School of Law accreditationlast_img read more

Foreign Appeal…Greek government wants to reform casino sector attracting international players

first_img Share Greek leisure approval sees OPAP return to full capacity June 8, 2020 Submit Greek retail closures rock OPAP Q1 performance June 11, 2020 OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Greek news source Ekathimerini has reported that the Syriza government may seek to reform industry taxes on casino gambling in order to make its national market more attractive to foreign companies.The Greek government may move to present new legislation to the Economic Ministry aimed at propelling Greece’s casino sector, by creating conditions attractive to international players willing to invest in the Greek economy.Ministers may table a consultation reviewing Greece’s current gambling ‘turnover tax’ set at 30-37% dependent on gaming vertical. Seeking to gain new players for its casino market, Syriza may move to reduce taxes on slots and table gaming.Revamping its casino sector, the government wants to gain high-quality gambling venues attractive to its growing number of tourists (projected 30 million by 2018). A reform attractive to foreign operators would see the Greek government gain much-needed tax revenues from better gambling enterprises as well as licensing procedures.Winning the 2015 Greek General Election, the Syriza Party ( the coalition of the left) have earmarked major reforms to gambling in order to create much-needed tax revenues. In May 2015, Syriza approved a fixed 35% gross-gaming-revenue tax for all online gambling verticals.Further to a potential casino sector reform, the government has allowed for a new tender to create a new Casino resort on the site of its former Elliniko international airport outside of Athens.last_img read more