Tips for law students on how to prepare for the bar exam

15 October 2019

BAR EXAM TOOLBOX — If you’re just beginning your first or second year of law school, the last thing you’re probably worried about is the bar exam. While you shouldn’t focus too much energy specifically on doing bar prep during law school, there are a few things you can focus on along the way that will….

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Opinion: University of Illinois Law dean Vik Amar discusses overall bar exam pass rate improvement

15 October 2019

ABOVE THE LAW — As has been reported in a number of venues, bar-passage rates in many states are looking better this fall than last fall.  Although large jurisdictions like California, New York, and Texas have yet to report their results, an aggregate national improvement in passage rates this year is likely given that we already….

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How ABA accreditation changes affect law school applicants

1 October 2019

U.S. NEWS — Prospective law school students should be aware of the tighter standard focused on bar exam passage rates.

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Most Florida law schools see increase in bar exam pass rate

23 September 2019

TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL — The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the July 2019 results for the general bar examination, which includes pass rates for Florida’s law schools. Of the 2,066 individuals who took the exam, 73.9 percent, or 1,526, passed, according to the release. That number is up from last July’s exam in….

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Multistate bar exam scores rise over previous year

16 September 2019

ABA JOURNAL — The average score on the July multistate bar exam has increased 1.6 points, the largest year-over-year July increase since 2008, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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State Bar of California under scrutiny after exam topic leak

12 August 2019

BIG LAW BUSINESS — More people than usual failed to show up for the California bar exam following a leak of what topics would be covered. More than 760 people don’t take test after topics sent to deans in email. Leak leads to investigations, potential calls for more reform.

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Opinion: Mississippi’s ‘three strikes’ bar exam policy won’t improve results

12 August 2019

ABOVE THE LAW — 3 Strikes Bar Exam policies are a bad idea. Requiring bar candidates to head back to law school will do little to improve their odds of passing the bar exam.

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State Bar of California seeks feedback on state’s bar exam

8 July 2019

ABOVE THE LAW — The State Bar of California announced that it is going to ask practicing lawyers in this state about the present and future of the profession. The California Attorney Practice Analysis will assess the relevance and content of the California Bar Exam. 

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A look at California’s February bar exam results by law school

24 June 2019

LAW.COM — Law school graduates from the University of San Diego and the University of Southern California beat the average pass rate on the February 2019 bar exam by more than 20 percentage points

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