Bar Exam Pass Rate Hits 30-Year Low

, The Recorder


Just 46 percent of those who sat for test in July got good news.

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  • Carol

    Even so, I would like a Clerkship requirement, and even BEFORE the Bar Exam; then students could see the Big Picture. With so many unpaid internships, volunteering at the Court Clerk‘s office might be illuminating? The Courts could be aided by having to pay for costs (fingerprinting, the business bond application) instead of salary, and there should be evaluations reported to the school. Yeah, I know, it makes it all harder on the fewer...But the system matters.

  • William

    Too bad so much rides on a standardized test which has nothing to do with critical thinking - the real job of a lawyer.

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