Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Patent Bar Exam Results Have Been Declining Alongside State Bar Exam Pass Rates:
Bar exam pass rates have fallen and remained relatively low for several years [from ~80% in 2009 to~70% in 2018]. ... [P]atent bar pass rates have declined in recent years alongside state bar pass rates [from ~60% in 2009 to~48% in 2018]. ...
It’s another indication of an overall concern about the ability of law school graduates, regardless of the form of the test or the area of examination, to pass—and an indication that law schools need to consider solutions apart from content-specific or state bar exam-specific concerns.