Paul L. Caron

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Rosin: Ultimate Bar Passage — Law Schools At Risk

ABA Section On Legal Education (2016)Following up on my previous post, 88.6% Of The Class Of 2016 Passed The Bar Within 2 Years Of Graduation: Gary Rosin (South Texas), Ultimate Bar Passage: Law Schools at Risk:

[T]he Section on Legal has released the 2018 and 2019 Ultimate Bar Passage Outcome Reports, which include data for 2015 and 2016 graduates, respectively. The overall Ultimate Bar passage outcomes for all ABA law schools was 88.25% of all 2015 graduates, and 88.57% of all 2016 graduates.

For 2015 graduates, 20 law schools reported Ultimate Bar passage percentages below the 75% minimum required to comply with the proposed amendment to Standard 316. For 2016 graduates, 24 law schools reported Ultimate Bar passage percentages below 75%.

Of these, 14 law schools reported two-year Ultimate Bar passage percentages below 75% for both 2015 and 2016 graduates.

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You know who must be sick or grading papers or something, so I will do my best to fill in: "Uh, the JD is a super versatile degree in high demand by STEM and Fortune 20 companies and have you seen how many Senators are lawyers? Restricting the output of the worst law schools is therefore foolish and harmful to the American people. I am not a crackpot."

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | May 2, 2019 7:10:20 AM