Starting with the entering J.D. class in August 2023, Berkeley Law students will be required to take at least one course on race and the law in order to graduate.

Berkeley’s decision to implement the new course predates the American Bar Association House of Delegates’ vote last week adopting several changes to the ABA’s accreditation standards, including adding a requirement that law schools provide ”education on bias, cross-cultural competency and racism” to students.

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