Bar Passage & ABA Standard 316

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The American Bar Association’s Standard 316 on bar passage was revised in 2019 to require that at least 75 percent of a law school’s graduates from any calendar year pass a bar exam within two years of graduation.

The revised rule will be effective beginning with students that graduated in 2017. Law schools will report the two-year pass rate for 2017 graduates in early 2020.

Appalachian School of Law exceeds the ABA Standard for two-year bar pass for both the class of 2017 and 2018.