Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Professor Leah Christensen's article on relationship between LRW grade and GPA gets some play.

Although it was two years ago that we blogged about Professor Christensen (of Thomas Jefferson School of Law) article entitled "Lawyering Skills Grades as the Strongest Predictor of Law School Success (Or In Other Words, It's Time For Legal Education to Get Serious About Skills Training If We Care About How Our Students Learn)" 83 St. John L. Rev. 795 (2009) it's getting some recent acknowledgment on the Best Practices for Legal Ed Blog.  You can check out that review here.  Or you can head right to the source and read her article on SSRN here.

I am the scholarship dude.



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FWIW, According to my imperfect memory, I scored a C+ in LRW — tied for my lowest grade in any law-school course. Otherwise, my GPA was good enough to be ranked 5th at graduation.

Posted by: Ray Ward | Jun 15, 2010 6:04:49 PM

I'm confused -- success in legal skills predicts success in law school. Doesn't that mean success in legal skills correlates to good grades in all classes?

Isn't a more important message that learning what you need to learn to be a good lawyer is what is most important, not your grade?

Posted by: Peter | Jun 16, 2010 6:54:19 AM

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