SAN FRANCISCO — An official with the American Bar Association informed Golden Gate University School of Law this week that it was “significantly out of compliance” with certain performance thresholds needed to maintain accreditation.

In an April 10 letter addressed to GGU’s president and law school dean, Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education wrote that the law school was “not in compliance with” an ABA admissions standard requiring schools to deny entry to students who don’t appear capable of completing their programs or passing the bar. According to the most recent available report GGU made to the ABA, the school lost 30.5 percent of its first-year students to “non-transfer attrition.” Just 51 percent of first-time test-takers from GGU passed the California bar exam in July 2017.

Dean Anthony Niedwiecki, Golden Gate University School of Law

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