Paul L. Caron

Monday, December 19, 2022

ABA Finds Three Law Schools Out Of Compliance With 75% Bar Passage Accreditation Requirement

ABA Journal, 3 Law Schools Dinged For Low Bar Pass Rates:

ABA Legal Ed (2022)On Tuesday, the ABA posted notice that the Ave Maria School of Law [67.2%], the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law [67.2%], and Vermont Law School [67.5%] are out of compliance with Standard 316, which requires a bar passage rate of at least 75% within a two-year time period.

The most recent bar pass data, which the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar released in April, is based on 2019 graduates. In notices dated Dec. 13, the council asked the three schools to submit reports by Feb. 1. The reports will be considered when the council meets in May. ...

Earlier this year, the council posted notice that the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School received a two-year extension to come into compliance with Standard 316.

Later in the year, the council gave a three-year extension for bar pass compliance to the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law.

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