Paul L. CaronDean
Friday, September 21, 2018
By Scott Fruehwald
Comment: A couple of the above articles mention that FIU again scored the highest on the Florida bar exam. They have done this too many times for it to be a coincidence or luck. The answer to FIU's success is that it uses scientifically-proven methods of teaching and learning. See Louis N. Schulze, Using Science to Build Better Learners: One School's Successful Efforts to Raise Its Bar Passage Rates in an Era of Decline. I and a few others have been advocating these approaches for several years. (E.g., E. Scott Fruehwald, How to Help Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Succeed in Law School (2013); Michael Hunter Schwartz, Teaching Law Students to Be Self-Regulated Learners, 2003 MICH. ST. DCL L. REV. 447). If FIU can do it, any law school can do it. Why aren't they?
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