Connecticut Bar Exam pass rate lowest since 2000

4 June 2018

FOX61 — Only 38 percent of law students passed the Connecticut bar exam earlier this year, the first time since 2000 that the pass rate for the February test fell below 50 percent.

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Bar prep technology changing with the times

30 May 2018

ABA JOURNAL — The days of attending bar review classes in person are waning, say law school deans, and recent graduates preparing for the bar now do a great deal of studying on smartphones with offerings like streamed lectures, flashcard apps and even YouTube songs devoted to thinking through statutes and case law.

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California Bar Exam pass rate hits new low

29 May 2018

THE SACRAMENTO BEE — Only a quarter of applicants passed the California bar exam in its most recent sitting, the State Bar of California announced this week, a record low for the test that lawyers must successfully complete to practice in the state.

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Texas task force recommends adoption of Uniform Bar Exam in state

21 May 2018

TEXAS LAWYER — Texas law graduates would no longer face the Texas bar exam, and instead take a test with fewer essay questions that could qualify them for a law license in 29 states, if the Texas Supreme Court accepts a recommendation from one of its task forces.

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A look at Philadelphia-area law graduate employment data for the class of 2017

21 May 2018

PHILLY VOICE — Four Philadelphia-area universities surpassed the national average (69 percent) of 2017 graduates employed in full-time jobs that require passing the bar exam, including the law schools at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Villanova University, and Drexel University.  

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Weekly legal education report from National Law Journal’s Karen Sloan

1 May 2018

LAW.COM — Can a new online learning program reach minority undergraduates interested in law school? Plus, Karen Sloan examines how Florida International University manages to dominate the Sunshine State’s bar exam.

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New York law school graduates perform better on the state bar exam than graduates from other areas

1 May 2018

NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL — Seventy percent of the graduates of New York law schools who took the bar examination for the first time in February passed, the state Board of Law Examiners announced today.

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Florida International University Law credits legal skills and values program for graduates’ success on state bar exam

24 April 2018

LAW.COM — Eighty-five percent of Florida International University’s first-time test takers sitting the bar exam in February passed. When it comes to earning the top spot for performance on the Florida Bar exam, the secret’s in the hands-on training.

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Tennessee to use Uniform Bar Exam

24 April 2018

TENNESSEE STATE COURTS — The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) as the key testing component for bar admission for aspiring Tennessee attorneys. The UBE is a nationwide test that has been adopted in 31 jurisdictions and allows test takers to transfer scores between states.

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A look at how Florida’s law school graduates performed on the state’s February bar exam

24 April 2018

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT — First-time Florida State University (FSU) law school graduates posted a nearly 20-percent higher passage rate on bar exams in February compared to last year. The gains in the passing rate placed FSU second among State University System schools, according to results released by the Florida Supreme Court.

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