The American Bar Association House of Delegates on Monday adopted several changes to the ABA’s accreditation standards, including adding a controversial requirement that law schools provide ”education on bias, cross-cultural competency and racism” to students.

The newly revised Standard 303 of Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools says law schools must provide substantial opportunities to law students for “the development of a professional identity” and requires curriculums to include bias, cross-cultural competency and racism education “at the start of the program of legal education, and at least once again before graduation.”

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