A Florida Law School Is Teaching Its First Class Of Bar Takers

Under normal circumstances, deciding to go to law school is a bit of a gamble. Going to a law school that isn’t accredited poses even higher risks — getting a JD and still not being able to sit for the bar definitely ups the ante. Jacksonville University law students just hit a hell of a parlay! From Jacksonville.com:

About a year and a half after classes began, Jacksonville University’s College of Law has received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association, the school said Monday.

The approval means graduates will be able to take Bar exams required to practice law and can be considered for clerkships or other jobs requiring a degree from an accredited school.

“This is a very important, if not crucial, milestone that we have achieved,” law school Dean Nicholas Allard said. “It’s a big, big deal.”

Hard to understate the importance of accreditation! That said, the battle is far from over. It’ll take three to five years of data on the school’s bar passage rates to know if the school will keep its accreditation in the future. Buckle in, students — the careers of Florida’s future lawyers depends on how well you score on the bar. No pressure!

‘Big, big deal’: JU law School Gets Provisional Accreditation, Letting Grads Take Bar Exams [Jacksonville]

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