Florida Coastal School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law became the first two of the ten schools that received notices of non-compliance with Standard 316 back in May to demonstrate compliance. Standard 316 requires a minimum of 75% of graduates who sit for a bar exam to pass within two years of graduation. The ABA examined the Class of 2017 for its most recent compliance test.
An exception to non-compliance is made for law schools that can demonstrate at least a 75% bar passage rate for its Class of 2018 or Class of 2019. In the case of these two schools, this is how they demonstrated compliance.
We just blogged about how the supply of law schools exceeds the demands for legal educations. We believe there is a very real chance that some law schools will close permanently within this decade. As a result, we strongly encourage you to choose your law school very carefully!