The SAS Institute has said it’s not a career and will not accept an entry-level position.
The law school’s vice president of admissions, Richard Stover, said that while the school will continue to offer the “academic and career opportunities available to those seeking to enter the profession,” he was not able to comment on a specific individual’s application.
“As a legal education institution, we are committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for all students to pursue their careers,” he said.
“However, as we have previously stated, we have made the decision not to accept a position as an Associate Dean in this area.”
Stover said the law schools decision to not accept admission to the program was based on several factors.
“We have a very high proportion of students who have previously taken on a position, and in many cases, that position has led to the creation of an alumni network that is important to the university’s academic success,” he wrote in a letter to students and alumni.
“In addition, we believe that our current student population is growing, and that it would not be appropriate for us to accept any additional students at this time.”
The law school said the decision was based upon a number of factors including the high numbers of students, the difficulty in getting to know potential applicants and the financial burden associated with attending the program.
The university also said that many of the applicants for the position are already enrolled in the program and have already taken the coursework required for the program to be accepted.
“The fact that a person may have taken the program but have not yet taken the exam, or may have applied for admission but not received an offer, would not preclude them from becoming an Associate in Law in the future,” the letter said.
The law schools letter does not mention whether the school would be accepting an individual who had been admitted to the school but not completed the program in time.ABC News has reached out to the law firms for comment.