TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 6, 2017
The American Bar Association has sent a questionnaire to ABA-accredited law schools to investigate how tighter bar passage standards might impact accreditation compliance, the ABA Journal reports. Under current standards, a school is not in compliance if 75 percent of its graduates in three of the five previous calendar years have not passed a bar exam, or if the school’s bar passage rate is not within 15 points of the state average. Under a proposed revision, law schools must show 75 percent of their graduates pass a bar exam within two years. Completed surveys will be made public at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting.