HB 2352 Bar exam.
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Summary:
Bar exam. Allows graduates of the Northern Virginia Law School ( Alexandria) to sit for the bar exam in July 1995, February 1996 and July 1996 although the law school has not been approved by the ABA. The Board of Bar Examiners will no longer be accrediting law schools. Their accrediting requirements currently are identical to the ABA. The bill recognized that the U.S. Department of Education may approve accrediting bodies, other than the ABA, and Virginia will recognize those bodies. After July 1996, graduates of the Northern Virginia Law School will be allowed to sit for the bar only if the law school has been approved by an appropriate accrediting body and authorized to issue the juris doctor degree by the State Council of Higher Education.

The bill specifically provides that approval is not to be denied the law school solely because they do not have full-time faculty, given that the school is exclusively a weekend, part-time law school.

Full text:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD7662432  pdf
02/06/95  House: Printed as engrossed LD7662432-E  pdf
02/20/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD6386432-S1  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/23/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD7662432
01/23/95  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/95  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3/4
02/05/95  House: Read first time
02/05/95  House: Reported from C. J. with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  House: Read second time
02/06/95  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/95  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/06/95  House: Printed as engrossed LD7662432-E
02/07/95  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/95  Senate: Read first time
02/08/95  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/95  Senate: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: Civil Law
02/19/95  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub. (10-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/20/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD6386432-S1
02/20/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/22/95  Senate: Read third time
02/22/95  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/22/95  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to LD6386432-S1
02/22/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. LD6386432-S1
02/22/95  Senate: Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/22/95  Senate: Recommitted to Courts of Justice
02/24/95  Senate: Left in Courts of Justice