As I've previously noted, the ABA has deferred a final call on Concordia Law's provisional accreditation pending a report from a new factfinder. Since the Idaho Supreme Court declined to give Concordia grads special permission to sit for the bar, irrespective of the ABA's decision, current 3L's are at risk of graduating from a school that has never been accredited. Most states allow students to sit for the bar only if they have graduated from a law school that was ABA accredited at some point during the time the student was enrolled. Given that the ABA might not reach a decision this school year, current 3L's are at risk of graduating from a school that was never accredited at any point in their tenure.
Thus the news story: half of all of Concordia Law's 3L's are taking time off this term, hoping that accreditation comes through while they are still students.
H/T Paul Caron