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ABA to Enforce Stricter Timeline for Law School Graduates to Pass Bar Exam

The New York Times reports that the American Bar Association’s accrediting body “put law schools on notice that it intended to tighten a rule that sets a deadline for graduates to pass state bar exams – a near-universal requirement for becoming a practicing lawyer.” The new measure “would clarify the existing deadline that 75 percent of students pass within two years.” The Times notes that bar passage rates “have been falling noticeably across the country.” The Times adds that “the theory behind the rule, which is one factor in accreditation, is that schools should be accepting students who are likely to have the qualifications to become practicing lawyers.” Proponents of the change “say that schools exploit students when they accept those who – based on admissions tests and other measurements – have a small chance of succeeding.”

From the news release of the American Association for Justice.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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