Wednesday, August 26, 2020
ABA Journal, 2 Law Schools Dinged For Bar Pass Standard Are Now Found To Be in Compliance:
Of the 10 law schools to receive public notice in May that they were out of compliance with Standard 316, Florida Coastal School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law are the first to demonstrate compliance.
Florida Coastal’s two-year bar passage rate for 2017 was 67.29%, according to ABA data. In May, Peter Goplerud, Florida Coastal’s president and dean, told the Journal that 75% of its 2018 graduates had passed a bar exam, and the 2019 cohort was on track for compliance. ...
For UDC, a historically Black public university, its bar passage rate for 2017 graduates was 64.06%, according to ABA data. Renée McDonald Hutchins, the law school’s dean, told the ABA Journal the class of 2018 has a two-year bar passage rate of 75.3%, and its class of 2019 is showing progress toward a 75% pass rate. She also claims the law school made various improvements, including how classes are taught, and how students are assessed. ...
In other news, the council on Monday posted notice that Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, another HBCU, is in compliance with Standard 501(a), which requires schools adopt, publish and adhere to sound admission policies. It follows a May 2020 council finding that the law school was not in compliance with the standard.