Graduates of Non-ABA Accredited Law Schools Taking the Bar Exam in Minnesota
Rules for Admission to the Bar
December 27, 2010
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Graduates of non-ABA accredited law schools who were licensed in California and New York petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court. They asked to sit for the state’s Bar Exam to become licensed in Minnesota. The Institute for Justice supported their petition.
The Minnesota Supreme Court unsatisfactorily amended its rules. The new rule irrationally requires 5 years of work experience in the state where the attorney is licensed before the attorney can sit for the bar exam in Minnesota.