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ABA legal ed section's council to reconsider stricter bar passage standard

Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zach Zuber
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The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will revisit a controversial proposal to tighten law school standards regarding bar passage rates when it meets in Chicago on May 17.

The current standard mandates a 75 percent pass rate for all graduates over the five most recent calendar years, or a 75 percent pass rate for at least three of those five years. However, meeting materials include a memo in support of a revision requiring at least 75 percent of a law school’s graduates who sat for a bar exam to pass within two years of graduation.

You can read more in the ABA Journal

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