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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Anderson, Merritt & Muller On The Push To Lower California's Bar Pass Score

California Bar ExamFollowing up on Wednesday's post, WSJ: Deans Push To Lower California Bar Pass Score, But Lawyers With Lower Scores Are More Likely To Be Disciplined Or Disbarred:

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Thank goodness for professors Anderson IV, Muller, and Merritt. They bring objective, thoughtful intellectual honesty to an area otherwise dominated by obviously self-interested disingenuous administrators and stakeholders.

Unfortunately, we all know how objective intellectually honesty inquiries on uncomfortable topics play out in the legal education space...They are often met with obfuscation, ad hominem attacks, attempts to silence, and blatant strategic withholding by schools and state bars of necessary data that could reveal uncomfortable truths (ask Prof. Richard Sander about that).

You three are a breath of fresh air. Please keep up the good work. As I've commented before: law schools are running the legal profession into the ground to protect their bottom line, and the unjustifiable push back on your work by Mr. Faigman and others shows it.

Posted by: Anon | Jun 4, 2017 11:55:55 AM

The deans should be aspiring to RAISE the bar, not lower it.

Posted by: Old Ruster | Jun 5, 2017 6:25:52 AM

Rob Anderson is becoming a really powerful voice for the future of legal academia. He is courageous enough not to sit idly by while the Baby Boomer generation plunders all resources in education and leaves nothing but destruction in their wake.

Posted by: JM | Jun 5, 2017 7:42:16 AM