New Guidelines for CA Law Schools by Cal Bar

Via the California Bar Journal

Back in December, the State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners voted to adopt changes to its guidelines for accredited law schools. Effective January 1st, law schools must maintain a cumulative bar examination rate of at least 40 percent in order to keep their status. Law schools, however, won’t have to report whether they meet the requirement until November when annual compliance reports are due.

Schools that do not meet the requirement when they file their reports later this year will receive a notice of non-compliance. Beginning in 2016, those that fall below the minimum cumulative bar passage rate will be placed on probation and could ultimately lose their accreditation if they don’t comply with the requirements by the end of the following year.

Be sure to read the full article for more on reactions to the new guidelines.



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