Bloomberg Law
Dec. 7, 2020, 9:41 PM

California Bar to Inspect 3 Law Schools Over Low Exam Pass Rates

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Three California State Bar-accredited law schools where less than 40% of students passed the bar exam over a five-year average will be inspected as the state considers next steps for the schools’ futures.

The state bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners voted Dec. 4 to inspect within 60 days San Francisco Law School, part of Alliant International University, Lincoln Law School in San Jose, and John F. Kennedy University’s College of Law in Pleasant Hill.

California is one of the few states that accredits law schools, which also can seek American Bar Association accreditation. California requires schools achieve a five-year, ...

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