Bar Association May Have Accreditation Decision for Concordia in June

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KELSEY HAWES
  • Kelsey Hawes

While third-year Concordia University Law School students braced themselves for their final stretches of law school this year, the Portland, Ore.-based university was working with the American Bar Association on earning provisional accreditation.

The stakes were high: In order to take the bar exam, would-be lawyers must have a diploma from an accredited law school. If Concordia students graduated from the university's Boise law school prior to it receiving ABA accreditation, those students would be barred from taking the bar.

Concordia announced Nov. 26 that it is one step closer to receiving accreditation. The ABA's Council on Legal Education is set to consider the school's application during its meeting Friday-Sunday, June 5-7, 2015 and could share its decision to accredit or not accredit the law school the week of Monday, June 8.

According to a press release, the university is working with its students to pace their degree completion plans in light of this new information.