Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

ABA Finds Golden Gate And Western New England Law Schools Out Of Compliance With Bar Passage Accreditation Standard

GG WNEThe Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has sent notices to  Golden Gate and Western New England law schools that they are not in compliance with Accreditation Standard 316 ("At least 75 percent of a law school’s graduates in a calendar year who sat for a bar examination must have passed a bar examination administered within two years of their date of graduation."):

The Law School has been asked to submit a report by February 1, 2022, and to appear before the Council at its May 19-21, 2022, meeting. The Council will consider the written report at its February 17-19, 2022, meeting. If the information provided in the written report demonstrates compliance with the Standard listed above, then the Council will find the Law School to be in compliance with the Standards and cancel the hearing.

ABA Journal, 2 Law Schools Found to be Out Compliance With ABA’s Bar Passage Standard:

Golden Gate University’s two-year pass rate for 2018 graduates was 57.5%, according to a 2021 bar passage report that it filed with the ABA. Meanwhile, Western New England University’s two-year pass rate for 2018 graduates was 64.79%, according to its 2021 report.

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