By an overwhelming vote, the American Bar Association has decided that the law schools under its thumb (that is to say, accredited by the ABA, which is nearly all of them) will have to drag students through “training” to free them of racial bias at least twice — at the beginning of their studies and once more before graduation. You can read all about it in this Washington Free Beacon story, “How the American Bar Association Just Radicalized Law School.”
This shows that the people running the ABA these days can’t say “no” to anything proposed by the Left.
Most of the students will just pretend to pay attention, but these sessions will push some radical students further out. Also, this will mean more money for the activists who will conduct them.
Having so easily won on this, what’s next for the “progressives”?
But I can envision a silver lining — some states might revise their laws on the bar exam so that it will no longer be mandatory to have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school to be eligible to take it. Those states could set up their own accreditation standards, thereby allowing law schools in their borders an escape hatch from the clutches of the ABA.