The states are stupid regulators, they have proven that with the insurance industry. They do little better with lawyers, California has perhaps the toughest bar, no reciprocity, numerous non ABA schools of dubious quality, and is the only state that initially recognizes online and correspondence degrees. for the bar exam. DC on the other hand has a tough bar but reciprocity with every other jurisdiction after 5 years practice. Florida is known for protectionism due to fear retiree lawyers from up north will take away business. Each federal court has its own set of standards varying widely. It would be interesting to know if a national mandatory bar would violate the 10th amendment?