Bloomberg Law
Jan. 28, 2019, 9:55 AMUpdated: Jan. 28, 2019, 11:28 PM

ABA Rejects Controversial Rule on Law Schools, Bar Passage (1)

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

The ABA’s House of Delegates declined by a wide margin to approve a contentious resolution meant to tighten accreditation standards for law schools related to bar passage rates.

The proposal, which critics said could put diverse students at a disadvantage, was rejected at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas by a vote of 88 to 334.

The resolution required that law schools achieve a 75 percent pass rate for students within two years of graduation to keep their accreditation. Supporters of the resolution said the change would help law students by ensuring their schools train them to be competitive, ...

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