Gary Rosin comments on the importance of this issue for law schools:
If state licensing, and state licensing (Bar) exams, go the way of the dodo. What does that do to law schools? In most states, only graduates of ABA-approved law schools are qualified to take the Bar exam. With no Bar exam, what happens to the demand for ABA-approved legal education, or to the demand for ABA accreditation?
At that point, formal legal education would be, at best, a matter of branding, of distinguishing a lawyer from mere providers of "servicios notarios." So, too, would accreditation become a way of branding, with the ABA only one of several law-school accreditors. But would the ABA retain its power if it no longer controlled the gates to the profession?