American Bar Association Rejects Plan to Toughen Law School Standards

Breitbart | 2/5/2019 | Staff
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The American Bar Association decided last week to reject a plan to toughen law school standards.

The American Bar Association rejected a plan last week that would have required law schools to have 75 percent of graduates pass the bar within two years of their graduation. The measure failed by a wide measure, with 334 votes against and only 88 in favor.

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Speaking about the importance of the bar exam, Tammi Rice of Kaplan Bar Review argued that law schools should be measured by their ability to help students pass the exam.

“Arguably one of the most important responsibilities of a law school is to help its students succeed on the bar exam. Keep in mind that all of the law schools that have recently shuttered or are on the verge of closing down have something in common: a low bar passage rate,” Rice said. “This is an important statistic that potential law school students look at.”

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It is likely that measure failed primarily as a result of the belief that it would hurt minority...
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