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American Bar Association Proposes Changes to Emergency Policies and Procedures for Law Schools

Posted Jun 3, 2020

In a May 15, 2020 memo , the American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar proposed changes to rules on emergency policies and procedures for law schools, as well as the standard requiring that at least 75% of law school’s graduates pass a bar exam within two years. These potential changes could help law schools in “extraordinary circumstances,” such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which create extreme hardships for law schools to meet accreditation requirements. The rule change would need to be approved at the 2020 ABA Annual Meeting in early August. See ABA Journal.