Thursday, March 27, 2014
The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has released this 56-page notice and comment on:
- Interpretation 305-3 (Study Outside the Classroom)
- Interpretation 503-3 (Admission Test)
- Standard 505 (Granting of J.D. Degree Credit for Prior Law Study)
- Chapter 8 (Council Authority, Variances, and Amendments)
- Definitions Rules of Procedure
Among the changes, the ABA would allow law schools (1) to waive the LSAT for up to 10% of the entering class (and thus goose their U.S. News ranking); and (2) to give academic credit for paid externships. See Dan Filler (Drexel), ABA Seeks Comments On New LSAT, Externship Accreditation Rules. Comments are due by Friday, April 18, 2014. A hearing on the proposed changes will be held in St. Louis on Friday, April 25, 2014.