Paul L. Caron

Monday, March 20, 2023

ABA Gives Golden Gate Law School 3-Year Extension To Meet 75% Bar Passage Accreditation Standard

Following up on my previous post, ABA Finds Golden Gate Law School Out Of Compliance With 75% Bar Passage Within Two Years Accreditation Standard:  ABA Journal, Law School Gets Extension to Meet Standard 316:

ABA Legal Ed (2022)The Golden Gate University School of Law, which has not had a two-year bar pass rate at or above 75% since its class of 2017, has received a 3-year extension to come into compliance with Standard 316, which requires a bar passage rate of at least 75% within a two-year time period.

After its Class of 2017 achieved a 75% two-year bar pass rate, Golden State has fallen below 75% in each of the last three years:

Five additional law schools fell short of the 75% accreditation threshold for the Class of 2020:

  • 58.58%  Inter American University of Puerto Rico
  • 61.00%  Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 71.43%  Appalachian School of Law
  • 71.43%  University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • 72.63%  Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

In addition to Golden Gate, Inter American University, Pontifical Catholic, and Western Michigan have received extensions of time from the ABA to come into compliance with Standard 316.

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