Mississippi to require additional education for law graduates after third time failing bar exam

14 June 2019

ABA JOURNAL — If you fail the Mississippi bar exam three times, you’ll need to go back to school if you want to make a fourth go at it.  

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Law school deans detail plan to meet new bar passage standard

3 June 2019

ABA JOURNAL — Before the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar implemented a tighter bar passage standard May 17, it posted a memo, naming law schools that would likely fail the revision. With the new version of the standard, law schools now have two years, rather than five, to reach a….

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Results from California’s February bar exam

28 May 2019

LAW.COM — Only 31.4% of would-be attorneys passed California’s February 2019 bar exam, marking the second-lowest pass rate on the notoriously difficult test in 35 years, according to figures released by the state bar

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ABA legal education section passes tougher bar pass standard for law schools

21 May 2019

ABA JOURNAL — Following multiple years of discussion, and two rejections from the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted a proposed revision to tighten an accreditation standard regarding bar passage

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How law graduates who fail the bar exam rebound

13 May 2019

LAW.COM — In the latest report in a series on the high rate of bar exam failures, Law.com takes a close look at two law graduates who endured the shocking disappointment of flunking the test and how they embarked on a course to rebound.

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Results from February Connecticut Bar Exam

6 May 2019

LAW.COM — For the second consecutive year, the percentage of law students passing the February Connecticut bar exam fell to less than 50%, the latest sign of a downward trend both statewide and nationally.

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New York Bar Exam scores from February 2019

1 May 2019

LAW.COM — Some 72% of graduates of American Bar Association accredited law schools who took the exam in New York in February for the first time passed, an increase of 3 percentage points and the highest for the group in five years, the New York State Board of Law Examiners announced this morning.

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A look at law school efforts to improve bar pass rates

1 May 2019

LAW.COM — How to reverse sliding bar exam pass rates is a puzzle that law deans across the country are trying to solve. The national average score on the Multistate Bar Exam—the multiple choice portion of the exam—hit a 34-year low last July

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Data snapshot of bar pass rates for law graduates

1 May 2019

LAW.COM — The fact that bar exam pass rates have been in decline is not news to the legal industry. But the scale and reach of the trend—as well as its impact on graduating law students and the profession overall—is more challenging to measure.

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An analysis of recent bar exam pass rates for law school graduates

1 May 2019

ABA JOURNAL — The data is for graduates of ABA-accredited law schools, according to a press release. The percentage is substantially the same as for 2015 law grads, who had an 88.49% bar pass rate within two years.

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