Paul L. Caron

Sunday, October 23, 2016

More Than 30 Law Schools Pay Student Bar Review Costs: Does It Improve Pass Rates?

Bar Review LogosABA Journal, More Law Schools Are Covering Bar Review Costs: Is It Improving Pass Rates?:

Out of law schools who have July 2016 bar results for first-time test takers, many saw their pass rate percentages drop.

And of the schools that saw pass rates rise, some are increasingly covering partial or entire bar review costs for graduates.

Mike Sims, president of the test prep group BARBRI Bar Review, told that ABA Journal that more than 30 law schools now pay for their students’ bar review. According to the business’s website, courses cost between $2,595 and $3,995, depending on when someone enrolls.

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Loyola's got a 38% underemployment score. I don't think there are a lot of alumni with spare cash to donate.

Posted by: wtfreqkenneth | Oct 25, 2016 1:13:28 PM

I like that the question in the lede, "Is it improving pass rates?" and the question that actually interests me (and, I think, many others), is nowhere addressed in the article.

Posted by: Derek Muller | Oct 23, 2016 2:59:10 PM

So much for the façade that law school, you know, teaches students enough about law to pass the bar exam - a test of minimal competence for the profession.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Oct 23, 2016 10:09:12 AM