whitespider wrote:It is, but 301-6 allows for shockingly poor bar performance.
For example Pontifical Catholic of Puerto Rico has bar passage rates of 32.7% (2012), 36.5% (2011) and 39.7% (2010) which is perfectly acceptable to the ABA because they fall less than 15% under the PR average passage rates of 45%, 50% and 51%.
Their median LSAT last year was 135.
edited my post for clarity
your example isn't responsive to the inquiry because
(a) the standards are less stringent for existing schools (aba has never revoked accreditation regardless of how far schools fall, but they have denied accreditation)
(b) we don't know how lsat and bar pass tracks in puerto rico, where there may be language barriers
(c) it doesn't disprove the existence of an enforcement mechanism, which was a point in contention
(d) it doesn't demonstrate that the aba will accredit a school regardless of projected bar pass as measured by admissions standards, which is the initial point of this discussion
my counterexample is duncan, which is directly on point, as it was a new law school that sought aba accreditation, and was denied for accreditation on the ground that they enrolled students who did not appear capable of being admitted to the bar