The American Bar Association is soon to propose a new rule for law schools: more than three quarters of graduates pass the bar exam within two years or the school is risking forfeiting its accreditation.


Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that bar exam average scores were falling nationally, but some individual states had seen upticks. California, known for having a difficult bar exam, saw a passage rate of 40.7 percent. In 2016, a similar proposal linking bar passage rate to accreditation was turned down because it was seen as negatively impacting states with especially difficult exams. 

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