Calif. Rule Will Prompt States To Look At Raising Bar

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A move by a California bar association task force to require prospective lawyers to undergo "real-world" skills training in law school may prompt other states to push for similar tough admissions requirements, experts told Law360.

After a lengthy public discussion and drafting process, the State Bar of California task force on admissions regulation on Thursday published a series of recommendations designed to address "serious issues of public protection that cannot be ignored," according to their report.

The most far-reaching of the proposed rules: 15 mandatory units...
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