Tuesday, June 9, 2015
National Law Journal, Concordia Law Secures Provisional ABA Accreditation:
Concordia University School of Law’s inaugural graduating class will be eligible to sit for the July bar examination in Idaho after all.
The American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted over the weekend to provisionally accredit the Boise law school—clearing the way for its 11 expected graduates to take the exam. Graduates of schools not accredited by the ABA are ineligible to take the test.
Whether Concordia’s first graduates could take the exam has loomed since August, when the ABA delayed granting provisional accreditation pending a fact-finder visit. ... The delay took a toll. Twenty of the 45-student 3L class took leaves of absence in August, when news broke of that ABA would delay its decision. Others transferred to the University of Idaho College of Law—the only other law school in the state. ...
The school becomes eligible for full ABA accreditation in 2017.