Bloomberg Law
Feb. 18, 2020, 10:07 PMUpdated: Feb. 18, 2020, 10:52 PM

High Percentage of Grads Pass Bar Within 2 Years, ABA Says (1)

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

Almost 90% of graduates of accredited law schools passed a bar exam within two years of graduation, the American Bar Association said in a new report.

Some 203 ABA-approved law schools report to the lawyers’ association the exam outcomes for their graduates, who must pass a bar exam to qualify for a license to become a practicing attorney.

Lower rates of passage in recent years in some states have sparked concern about whether law schools are adequately equipping graduates to pass the entry exam.

The ABA now requires that 75 percent of law school graduates pass a bar exam within ...

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