ABA Eyes Tighter Bar-Passage Rule for Law Schools

The American Bar Association’s bar passage-rate requirement for law schools may soon become more straightforward but harder to meet.

The ABA committee revising the law school accreditation standards is poised to endorse a new rule that would require at least 80 percent of a school’s graduates to pass the bar within two years of graduation—an increase from 75 percent within five years.

Graduates would have at least five shots at passing the test to help their alma maters meet the 80 percent requirement.

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2017-10-02T13:34:07+00:00