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Law school's request for accreditation continued

Law school's request for accreditation continued

By The Associated Press. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Officials at Concordia University School of Law in Boise say the American Bar Association has delayed making a decision about the school's application for accreditation.

School officials tell the Idaho Statesman that the ABA on Friday didn't deny the application but instead gave a verbal notification of a continuance of the process.

The school says an ABA fact finder will be appointed to visit the school.

The school sought accreditation beginning in March 2013.

Without accreditation, the school's first 45 students who are scheduled to finish school next summer won't be allowed to take the bar exam.

That would prevent them from practicing law.

The Idaho Supreme Court earlier this month rejected the school's request for a waiver to allow the students to take the exam.