Monday, February 10, 2014
Mark Hansen of the ABA Journal reports that the ABA Standards Review Committee has backed off of recommending changes to the bar passage rate requirements for accreditation of law schools. The committee has also recommended keeping tenure as a requirement for accreditation, and has modified its recommendation for required experiential learning from 15 hours to 6 hours. It is clear to me that the committee caved under pressure by law schools to maintain the status quo.
Interestingly, the committee report would allow granting credit for paid externships. That might help reduce student debt, and would be a step forward.