Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

How Should Law Schools Respond To Student Failure?

Elizabeth Ruiz Frost (Oregon), Failure Begets Failure: An Examination of Failure and How Law Schools Ought to Respond, 48 Stetson L. Rev. 33 (2018):

Students, of course, fail for many reasons. Some students fail because of an external disruption, such as a family emergency, that keeps the student from completing his coursework. For those students, perhaps the most reasonable course of action is, in fact, to simply redo the course once the external disruption has been resolved. The focus of this Article, however, is on those students who fail due to lack of academic knowledge or skill.

As this Article discusses, for those students, simply redoing the course is an oversimplified solution to a complex problem.

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