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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 29, 2019
At least 75% of a law school’s graduates who sit for a bar exam must pass within two years of graduation, according to new rules adopted last week by the council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The ABA Journal reports that under the revised version of Standard 316, the first time that law schools would be subject to the revision is spring 2020, when they file ultimate bar passage rates of 2017 graduates. Like the old version of Standard 316, once it is determined that a law school does not meet the standard requirements, it has two years to come into compliance.