Hm. Presumably the better qualified students won't disappear from all schools' applicant pools equally. Stanford, USC, and the UC schools will undoubtedly attract better qualified applicants than, say, Western State will unless Western State offers really enormous financial incentives. Even then...I don't know. As to the ABA's intestinal fortitude? They haven't given much evidence of it. In the last few years, the ABA put Golden Gate and Whittier on probation for low pass rates and actually removed provisional approval from LaVerne and Western State. Yet special arrangements were made to allow LaVerne and Western State to receive new provisional approval and GGU and Whittier both came off probation unscathed. So the ABA certainly barks. Whether it bites is doubtful.