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ABA OKs Bar Exam Courses for Graduation

Posted Aug 11, 2008 3:03 PM CDT
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The ABA’s policy-making House of Delegates this afternoon concurred in Resolution 112B (PDF) of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar that law schools may now require students to take and pass bar exam prep courses given by the schools prior to graduation.

House rules require it to either concur or not concur in decisions of the Legal Education Section; it may not amend those decisions.

Under old section rules, schools could not require successful completion of such a course for graduation.

Proponents said the new rule will assist schools in improving the bar pass rates of their students. The measure passed on an overwhelming voice vote; no one spoke in opposition.

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