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Proposed Amendments to Guideline 6.9 of the Guidelines for Accredited Law School Rules
During its April 2017 meeting, the Committee of Bar Examiners (Committee) considered proposed amendments to Guideline 6.9 (Practical Skills), which had been submitted by the Deans of the California Accredited Law Schools (CALS), that would require CALS to “provide the opportunity for students in the J.D. program to complete a minimum of fifteen (15) units of practice based skills and competency training.” The amendments would not require students to complete a certain number of units in competency training as part of the regular J.D. curriculum; only offer the opportunity to access those types of courses if they would elect to do so. The Committee voted to approve the proposed amendments in principle, subject to a public comment period and final consideration by the Committee.
None to the State Bar of California. The CALS, however, may have to expend additional funds to provide the necessary courses.
Attachment A are the proposed amendments to Guideline 6.9.
Committee of Bar Examiners
June 16, 2017
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105