Legal community has mixed reactions to ABA resolution on limited law practice for recent grads

However, some law students feel differently. Pilar Margarita Hernández Escontrías, a third-year law student at the University of California at Irvine who co-authored a petition urging diploma privilege, wonders whether additional bar study loans will be available. “If not, many students will not even have a shot at passing the bar—not because they aren’t smart or competent, but because they didn’t have the means,” she wrote in an email to the ABA Journal. She thinks the emergency limited practice rules will create more disruption rather than help ease the problem.