ABA rejects plan for tougher standards for law schools

Inside Higher Ed: The American Bar Association's House of Delegates on Monday rejected a proposal to require law schools to have 75 percent of graduates pass the bar within two years of graduation.

The ABA's Section on Legal Education and Admissions proposed the change, amid criticism that law schools do a disservice to graduates who can't pass the bar. Many such graduates borrow to attend law school, and have also borrowed for their undergraduate educations, leaving them with large debts and without the employment possibilities that passing the bar brings.

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