Under pressure from the U.S. Department of Education, the American Bar Association has proposed to tighten bar passage requirements for law schools, a change that is drawing a sharp rebuke from deans and others who claim that it would create an unfair standard for accreditation and result in an administrative mess.

The proposal would draw a bright-line standard regarding the responsibility of law schools to graduate students who are capable of passing the bar.

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