TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 25, 2016

The American Bar Association's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is considering a proposal under which law schools that lose 20 percent or more of their first-year students to academic attrition will have to prove that they are meeting the existing admission standards. The New York Law Journal reports Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan School of Law in Knoxville had the nation's highest first-year attrition rate in 2015 at 48 percent. Gary Wade, dean of Lincoln Memorial, attributes the high attrition rate last year to having an incoming class of 25 students and a strict academic dismissal policy.