The subject of this interim hearing of the Assembly Judiciary Committee is unaccredited law schools. The hearing will focus on AB 304, authored by Assemblyman Walter Ingalls.
In California there are four methods of studying law which satisfy one of the requirements for admission to practice law. AB 304 would limit the methods of preparing for admission to the practice of law to either graduation from and accredited law school or study in an unaccredited law school which has been certified by the State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners as meeting specified standards and requirements.
Our intention is to determine whether problems are caused by permitting various methods of studying law, including study at unaccredited law schools. Further, the Committee wishes to examine what impact AB 304 will have on the opportunity of law school applicants to receive legal training.
Assembly Committee on Judiciary, "Unaccredited Law Schools" (1981). California Assembly. 222.