Sunday, February 19, 2012
I have received several responses to my recent posting on the Arizona proposal to have 3Ls take the bar in February of their third year. Here’s one: Bar educator Mary Campbell Gallagher is concerned that students who need to retake the bar may find themselves in a “downward spiral.”
Between November and February, most retakers must find or keep a job, earn money, take time off for intensive study, and pay for bar-preparation courses. They cannot get new student loans, but they must repay the loans they already have.
Dr. Gallagher, president of BarWrite® and BarWrite Press, which prepares candidates for the NY bar exam, and a longtime bar-exam educator, says this downward spiral of bar exam failure may especially affect minority candidates. But solutions are straightforward.
WRITE FOR WHITE PAPER. Dr. Gallagher's new white paper, "Eliminating the Downward Bar Exam Spiral," shows how the legal profession can eliminate this downward spiral of failing bar exam results. For a copy, write to: Staff@BarWrite.com.
More to come.