Paul L. Caron

Friday, July 6, 2007

NLJ: ABA Moves to Tighten Bar Passage Standards

Interesting article in next week's National Law Journal:  ABA Moves to Tighten Bar Passage Standards; New Bright-Line Rule Is Blasted by Law Deans, Who Predict "Chaos," by Leigh Jones:

Under pressure from the U.S. Department of Education, the American Bar Association has proposed to tighten bar passage requirements for law schools, a change that is drawing a sharp rebuke from deans and others who claim that it would create an unfair standard for accreditation and result in an administrative mess. "It's just going to be chaos," said New York Law School dean Richard Matasar.

Bill Henderson (Indiana) points out five problems with the ABA's proposed bar passage benchmarks in ABA Moves to Tighten Bar Standards: What it Means.

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