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Non-ABA States
« on: June 29, 2005, 11:08:15 AM »
Hey.... What states can one take the bar that does not have to be approved form the ABA School’s of Law?????

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Greg

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joe

Re: Non-ABA States
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005, 12:08:54 PM »
Crazy California! :o

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Re: Non-ABA States
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2005, 12:27:03 PM »
I think Tennessee too.  Not sure though.  I'm not possitive, but I think there are quite a few.

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Re: Non-ABA States
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2005, 09:54:08 PM »
I think Tennessee too.  Not sure though.  I'm not possitive, but I think there are quite a few.

In re Tennessee:  Actually, as I understand it, the general rule is that only ABA schools are recognized, but the rules expressly carved out exceptions for Tennessee non-ABA schools that meet specified criteria.  (See, e.g., Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7, Sec. 2.)  Because Nashville School of Law is state-accredited pursuant to this rule, it falls under the exception, so NSL graduates can take the Tennessee bar exam.  However, no provisions are made regarding out of state non-ABA schools, so graduates of those schools remain ineligible.

Note that this answer does not take into account existing attorneys who want to practice law in another state using that state's reciprocity rules, nor those who wish to practice temporarily in another state pro hac vice.  Those rules may be different.  /Sandy/