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ABA Raises Bar For Law School Accreditation On Third Vote

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association on Friday adopted a new standard requiring ABA-accredited law schools to show that at least 75% of graduates pass the bar exam within two years of getting their diplomas, a tightened standard that the organization had rejected twice before.

The change, which goes into effect immediately, was approved by the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at a meeting in Chicago on Friday.

Barry Currier, the section's managing director, told Law360 in a statement on Friday the new standard is more "straightforward" than the previous rules, and better suited to the current professional...

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