Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"War of words" between Brooklyn L.S. Dean and NCBE over drop in bar exam scores

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog is reporting that a "war of words" has broken out between the Dean of Brooklyn Law School and the President of the National Conference of Bar Examiners over her  suggestion that a sharp decline in bar passage rates for the July administration of the exam is the result of "less able" law graduates.  Some states reported a sharp drop in bar pass rates including Texas which saw a decline of 11% from the previous year.  The bar pass rate for Brooklyn L.S. was down 10% from July, 2013.  Brooklyn's Dean responded by asserting that the median LSAT scores for the class of 2014 had not declined from the previous year suggesting that the drop in bar pass rates was the result of administration and scoring errors by the NCBE.  Check out the full story here.



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