(As promised) The much awaited reply:
It is my understanding that the American Justice School of Law, which later became the Barkley School of Law, was “approved” by the Kentucky Department of Education to offer legal education courses and to award a JD; however, it was never accredited by the American Bar Association; and, to my knowledge, the school officials never sought approval from the Kentucky Supreme Court to allow its graduates to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam despite the non-accredited status.
School officials and law students at AJSL/Barkley knew the school was unaccredited and that, without accreditation, there would be little likelihood of being eligible for admission in Kentucky. I know this because I visited the school, along with one of our Board members, during its first year and specifically told officials and students that the school would need to earn ABA accreditation in order for the students to take the Kentucky Bar Exam. At that time the school administration officials were confident that ABA accreditation could be achieved; however, as you know, that did not happen.
Your inquiry is the third inquiry I have received from AJSL/Barkley graduates in recent months and I sincerely regret that I cannot offer assistance regarding Bar admission.