ABA Proposal May Put Some Law Schools’ Accreditation at Risk

The ABA has proposed increasing the bar passage rate required for a law school to maintain its accreditation. Under the new proposal, at least 75% of a law school’s graduates must pass the bar exam within two years of graduating.  The proposal was approved by the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar […]

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Bar Exam Passage Rates Keep Dropping

The results from the July 2016 bar exam keep rolling in, and those results are not good.  In sixteen states so far, the passage rates have dropped, some precipitously.  While law school administrators and the National Conference of Bar Examiners battle over who’s to blame for the drop, students across the nation will have to […]

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Oregon Adopts the UBE

Oregon has joined a growing list of states that are replacing their state bar exams with the Uniform Bar Examination.  Starting in July 2017, Oregon will administer the UBE.   The UBE has been adopted in 26 jurisdictions.  Connecticut, New Jersey, and South Carolina will begin administering the UBE in February 2017, West Virginia in […]

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Georgia Bar Exam Takers Told They Failed………..Then That They Passed

How would you like to be notified that you failed the bar exam, only to find out a year later  that…….never mind – you actually passed! That is exactly what happened to 90 Georgia bar exam takers who sat for the exam in July 2015 and February 2016. According to the Georgia Bar, the scoring […]

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Are You Privileged Enough To Get A Tutor For The Bar Exam?

Privileged students do not look at tutoring as remedial. To get a leg up on their competition, they get tutored. It is as simple as that. If you have ever attended a private school, you likely know exactly what we are talking about. When it comes to preparing for the bar exam, studies have shown […]

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Harvard Law Grad Sues The Bar Examiners

Tamara Wyche, who graduated Harvard Law in 2013, is suing the New York State Board of Law Examiners, claiming its failure to provide her with  special accommodations for the bar exam violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. Tamara had requested 50 percent extra time, a private testing room, and stop-clock breaks, which she claimed were necessary because […]

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