Saturday, February 23, 2019
ABA Journal, ABA Legal Ed Council Delays Decision on Stricter Bar-Passage Standards:
The ABA’s legal education council has delayed a decision on whether to implement a stricter bar-passage standard for accredited law schools, prolonging a years-long debate of the hot-button issue.
On Friday, during a meeting in Marina del Rey, California, the council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar announced it would defer acting on the proposed change and take up the issue again during its next meeting, scheduled for May 16-18 in Chicago. The proposed bar passage change, which has been under consideration for years, would require 75 percent of a school’s bar takers to pass within two years of graduation, rather than the five years allowed under the current Standard 316. ...
Update: Law.com, ABA Delays Decision on Tougher Bar Pass Rule