It obviously wasn't state approved, it opened contingent upon ABA approval. Kentucky does not recognize non ABA JDs unless one has already been admitted in another jurisdiction.www.kyoba.org/rules/scr_2.014.pdfThe legal research skills evident on this board are just plain pitiful. You all get an "F" on basic Google research.
So does anyone have any constructive advice or just more rank speculation? I stand by the suggestion, they should look into getting the 26 ABA credits and take the DC bar. No one is going to honor a non ABA degree from Kentucky when Kentucky does not recognize the degree.
No I am correct and you cannot read or apply statutes."1) Every applicant for admission to the Kentucky Bar must have completed degree requirements for a J.D. or equivalent professional degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or by the Association of American Law Schools.AAL Schools is this list, I think they are also all ABA accredited:http://www.aals.org/about_memberschools.phpAn equivalent professional degree from an ABA or AALS university would be what - maybe a LLM in comparative common law for foreign law degree holder.As for other states, we were talking about Kentucky not Massachusetts, Tennessee, Alabama, or California which do have their own acceditation schemes. Do not assume because one state recognizes their own schools that others do.
LL - what do you think the equivalent of a ABA JD degree is - it is a LLB or LLM from an an accredited school. There is no state accreditation scheme in Kentucky. LLBs are no longer awarded in the US but might have been when the rule was originally promulgated. From the point of most state bars non ABA degrees are of so little consequence they are a mere after thought in the rules.