ABA Journal:  The ABA’s latest plan for collecting more detailed employment and placement information about law school graduates has created a rift with the National Association for Law Placement.

Under the new plan, the ABA would collect the data directly from the schools rather than rely on NALP to collect and process the information on its behalf, as it originally planned to do.

Hulett “Bucky” Askew, the ABA’s consultant on legal education, said Tuesday the executive committee of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, which accredits law schools, felt the ABA should obtain the information directly from the schools.