Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Other successful strategies for improving bar performance?

Following up on yesterday's post about Syracuse Law's successful reforms that dramatically improved the bar pass rate of its graduates, I wonder if other schools have similar stories to share?   Signed comments only--full name and valid e-mail address; post your comment only once, it may take awhile to appear (I have a busy day).


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I'm not sure I'd call flunking out 8% of the 1L class as a great success. And it might not have improved the bar pass rate of its graduates; perhaps these same people would have passed at exactly the same rate as they would have passed at before the reforms. Academic dismissal of 1 in 12 people might help your pass rate, but it certainly is going to create an edgy atmosphere.

That said, always good to hear what people are doing in this area, thanks.

BL COMMENT: As Prof. Day reports, students who flunked out and were re-admitted prior to these changes rarely passed the bar: 10% of first-time takers succeeded. Far better to be dismissed after one year than after three years of tuition.

Posted by: Scott Swanson | Feb 21, 2017 1:59:25 PM

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