Saturday, May 18, 2019
ABA Journal, ABA Legal Ed Section's Council Adopts Tighter Bar Pass Standard; Clock For Compliance Starts Now:
Following multiple years of discussion, and two rejections from the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted a proposed revision to tighten an accreditation standard regarding bar passage Friday.
To be in compliance with the revised version of Standard 316, at least 75% of a law school’s graduates who sat for a bar exam must pass within two years of graduation. Under the previous rule, there were various ways to meet the standard, and no law school had been found to be out of compliance with it.
National Law Journal, ABA Toughens Bar-Pass Standard for Law Schools
Prior TaxProf Blog posts:
- ABA Delays Decision On Tougher Bar Passage Accreditation Standard (Feb. 23, 2019)
- ABA House Of Delegates Again Rejects 75% Bar Passage Within 2 Years Accreditation Standard, 79% to 21% (Jan. 29, 2019)
- Should The ABA Tighten Bar Passage Standards For Law Schools? (Jan. 27, 2019)
- ABA To Again Consider 75% Within 2 Years Bar Passage Accreditation Standard Opposed By Diversity Advocates, Some California Law Schools (Jan. 24, 2019)
- Law Schools, Standards, And The Bar Passage Rate (Jan. 15, 2019)
- WSJ: Do Enough Law Graduates Pass The Bar Exam? (Jan. 14, 2019)
- California Bar Should Lower Cut Score To Benefit Students Of Color (Jan. 13, 2019)
- Bar Pass Rate Bonanza: The 'Ultimate' Law School Rankings (Mar. 30, 2018)
- ABA To Vote Tomorrow On 75% Bar Passage Accreditation Standard (May 16, 2019)