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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 28, 2018
A recent decision from the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar found that Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law is now in “substantial compliance” with admissions requirements, The ABA Journal reports. The law school, which has provisional approval from the ABA, in April was found to be “significantly out of compliance” with Standards 501(a) and (b), which state that schools should maintain “sound admissions policies and practices” and not admit candidates who seem unlikely to finish law school or pass a bar exam. Dean Gary Wade explained the school's challenge to the Knoxville News Sentinel, saying "Lincoln Memorial University has as its core mission providing higher education opportunities to the people of Southern Appalachia, who score lower on standardized testing."