Bar Examinations and Bar Passage

 

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Submissions from 2021

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Reexamining Relative Bar Performance as a Function of Non-Linearity, Heteroscedasticity, and a New Independent Variable, Rory Bahadur, Kevin Ruth, and Katie Tolliver Jones

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Improving the Signal Quality of Grades, Adam Chilton, Peter Joy, Kyle Rozema, and James Thomas

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Approaching the Bar: An Analysis of Post-Graduation Bar Exam Study Habits, Joshua L. Jackson and Tiffane Cochran

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Analyzing First-Time Bar Exam Passage on the UBE in New York State, New York State Board of Law Examiners and AccessLex Institute

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It's Not Where You Start, It's How You Finish: Predicting Law School and Bar Success, Aaron N. Taylor, Jason M. Scott, and Josh Jackson

Submissions from 2020

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Diploma Privilege and the Constitution, Claudia Angelos, Sara J. Berman, Mary Lu Bilek, Carol L. Chomsky, Andrea A. Curcio, Marsha Griggs, Joan W. Howarth, Eileen Kaufman, Deborah Jones Merritt, Patricia E. Salkin, and Judith Welch Wegner

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The Bar Exam and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for Immediate Action, Claudia Angelos, Sara J. Berman, Mary Lu Bilek, Carol L. Chomsky, Andrea A. Curcio, Marsha Griggs, Joan W. Howarth, Eileen Kaufman, Deborah Jones Merritt, Patricia E. Salkin, and Judith Welch Wegner

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Secure Online High Stakes Testing: A Serious Alternative as Legal Education Moves Online, Sara J. Berman, Gregory J. Brandes, Megan M. Carpenter, and Andrew L. Strauss

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Achieving Externship Success: An Empirical Study of the All-Important Law School Externship Experience, Anahid Gharakhanian, Carolyn Young Larmore, and Chelsea Parlett-Pelleriti

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What Law Must Lawyers Know?, Joan W. Howarth

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Assessing the Experiential (R)evolution, Allison Korn and Laila L. Hlass

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Building a Better Bar: The Twelve Building Blocks of Minimum Competence, Deborah Jones Merritt and Logan Cornett

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Evaluating Productive Mindset Interventions that Promote Excellence on California’s Bar Exam, Victor D. Quintanilla, Sam Erman, Mary C. Murphy, and Greg Walton

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Examining the California Cut Score: An Empirical Analysis of Minimum Competency, Public Protection, Disparate Impact, and National Standards, Mitchel L. Winick, Victor D. Quintanilla, Sam Erman, Christina Chong-Nakatsuchi, and Michael Frisby

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A Five-Year Retroactive Analysis of Cut Score Impact: California’s Proposed Supervised Provisional License Program, Mitchel Winick, Victor D. Quintanilla, Sam Erman, Christina Chong-Nakatsuchi, and Michael Frisby

Submissions from 2019

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Measuring Law Student Success from Admissions Through Bar Passage: More Data the Bench, Bar and Academy Need to Know, Andrea A. Curcio, Hong Jiang, Mary Lu Bilek, Jessica Gabel Cino, and Allie Robbins

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Building a Better Bar Exam, Marsha Griggs

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Connecting Prospective Law Students’ Goals to the Competencies that Clients and Legal Employers Need to Achieve More Competent Graduates and Stronger Applicant Pools and Employment Outcomes, Neil W. Hamilton

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Ringing Changes: Systems Thinking About Legal Licensing, Joan W. Howarth and Judith Welch Wegner

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A Preliminary Study Looking Beyond LSAT and LGPA: Factors During the Bar Study Period That May Affect Bar Exam Passage, Hong Jiang, Andrea A. Curcio, and Kim D'Haene

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A Study of the Relationship Between Law School Coursework and Bar Exam Outcomes, Robert R. Kuehn and David R. Moss

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A Rebuttal to Kinsler's and to Anderson and Muller's Studies on the Purported Relationship between Bar Passage Rates and Attorney Discipline, William Wesley Patton

Submissions from 2018

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Test Validity: Faster is Not Necessarily Better, Ruth Colker

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How to Build a Better Bar Exam, Andrea A. Curcio, Carol L. Chomsky, and Eileen Kaufman

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Law Student Success and Supports: Examining Bar Passage and Factors That Contribute to Student Performance, Amy N. Farley, Christopher M. Swoboda, Joel Chanvisanuruk, Keanen M. McKinley, and Alicia Boards

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A Statistical Exploration: Analyzing the Relationship (If Any) between Externship Participation and Bar Exam Scores, Scott Johns

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Assessments All the Way Down, James S. McGrath and Andrew P. Morriss

Submissions from 2017

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The High Cost of Lowering the Bar, Robert Anderson IV and Derek T. Muller

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Will I Pass the Bar Exam? Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance, Katherine Austin-Beltz, Catherine Martin Christopher, and Darby Dickerson

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The Case for a Uniform Cut Score, Joan W. Howarth

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Testing Basics: What You Cannot Afford Not to Know, Joanne E. Kane and Andrew A. Mroch

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Is Bar Exam Failure a Harbinger of Professional Discipline?, Jeffrey S. Kinsler

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The Secret to 85% First-Time Bar Passage Rates, Jeffrey S. Kinsler and David L. Hudson Jr.

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Bar Exam Scores and Lawyer Discipline, Deborah J. Merritt

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Validity, Competence, and the Bar Exam, Deborah Jones Merritt

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"They're Digging in the Wrong Place": How Learning Outcomes Can Improve Bar Exams and Ensure Practice Ready Attorneys, Debra Moss Vollweiler

Submissions from 2016

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Empirical Reflections: A Statistical Evaluation of Bar Exam Program Interventions, Scott Johns

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Testing the Testers: The National Conference of Bar Examiners' LSAT Claim and a Roller Coaster Bar Exam Ride, Scott Johns

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What Predicts Law Student Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant Data and Law School Outcomes, Alexia Brunet Marks and Scott A. Moss

Submissions from 2015

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Speed (Not the Drug, and It Does Not Kill, But It Can Cause Stress), Mark A. Albanese

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Predicting First-year Law School Performance: The Influences of Race, Gender, and Undergraduate Major, John Fordyce, Lisa K. Jepsen, and Ken McCormick

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Ahead of the Curve: Turning Law Students into Lawyers, Alli Gerkman, Elena Harman, Lloyd Bond, and William M. Sullivan

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Why the Bar Examination Fails to Raise the Bar, Carol Goforth

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Equating the MBE, Michael T. Kane and Andrew Mroch

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Legal Education at a Crossroads: A Response to Measuring Merit: The Shultz-Zedeck Research on Law School Admissions, Adam Lamparello

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We Should Not Rely on Commercial Bar Reviews to Do Our Job: Why Labor-Intensive Comprehensive Bar Examination Preparation Can and Should Be a Part of the Law School Mission, Mario W. Mainero

Submissions from 2014

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Improving the Performance of the Performance Test: The Key to Meaningful Bar Exam Reform, Ben Bratman

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"Practice Ready Graduates": A Millennialist Fantasy, Robert J. Condlin

Submissions from 2013

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Bar Passage: GPA and LSAT, Not Bar Reviews, Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos

Submissions from 2012

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The Roosevelt-Cardozo Way: The Case for Bar Eligibility After Two Years of Law School, Samuel Estreicher

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Admission to Law School: New Measures, Marjorie M. Shultz and Sheldon Zedeck

Submissions from 2011

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Yes We Can, Pass the Bar. University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law Bar Passage Initiatives and Bar Pass Rates—From the Titanic to the Queen Mary!, Derek Alphran, Tanya Washington, and Vincent Eagan

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Mapping Lawyer Competencies Onto the Law School Curriculum to Confirm that Graduates are Prepared for Law Practice, Nelson P. Miller

Submissions from 2010

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Marooned: An Empirical Investigation of Law School Graduates Who Fail the Bar Exam, Jane Yakowitz

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Curriculum Design and Bar Passage: New York Law School's Experience, Donald H. Zeigler, Joanne Ingham, and David Chang

Submissions from 2008

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For-Credit Bar Exam Preparation: A Legal Writing Model, Ben Bratman

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Measuring Outcomes: Post-Graduation Measures of Success in the U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings, Andrew P. Morriss and William D. Henderson

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Unpacking the Bar: Of Cut Scores, Competence and Crucibles, Gary S. Rosin

Submissions from 2007

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The Relationship Between Law School and the Bar Exam: A Look at Assessment and Student Success, Lorenzo Alan Trujillo

Submissions from 2005

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Cool Data on a Hot Issue: Empirical Evidence that a Law School Bar Support Program Enhances Bar Performance, Linda Jellum and Emmeline Paulette Reeves

Submissions from 2004

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A Forked River Runs Through Law School: Toward Understanding Race, Gender, Age, and Related Gaps in Law School Performance and Bar Passage, Timothy T. Clydesdale

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Finding Success in the "Cauldron of Competition:" The Effectiveness of Academic Support Programs, Leslie Yalof Garfield and Kelly Koenig Levi

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Standardized Clients: A Possible Improvement for the Bar Exam, Lawrence M. Grosberg

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The LSAT, Law School Exams, and Meritocracy: The Surprising and Undertheorized Role of Test-Taking Speed, William D. Henderson

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The Bar Examination and the Dream Deferred: A Critical Analysis of the MBE, Social Closure, and Racial and Ethnic Stratification, William C. Kidder

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Students with "CLAS": An Alternative to Traditional Bar Examinations, Sally Simpson and Toni M. Massaro

Submissions from 2003

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Incremental Bar Admission: Lessons from the Medical Profession, Jayne W. Barnard and Mark Greenspan

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The Bar Examination in Black and White: The Black-White Bar Passage Gap and the Implications for Minority Admissions to the Legal Profession, Jane E. Cross

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Thinking Out of the Bar Exam Box: A Proposal to "MacCrate" Entry to the Profession, Kristin Booth Glen

Submissions from 2002

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A Better Bar: Why and How the Existing Bar Exam Should Change, Andrea A. Curcio

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When and Where We Enter: Rethinking Admission to the Legal Profession, Kristin Booth Glen

Submissions from 2001

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Raising the Bar: A Social Science Critique of Recent Increases to Passing Scores on the Bar Exam, Deborah Jones Merritt, Lowell L. Hargens, and Barbara F. Reskin

Submissions from 1996

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Guests in Another's House: An Analysis of Racially Disparate Bar Performance, Cecil J. Hunt II

Submissions from 1995

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The Art and Science of Academic Support, Kristine S. Knaplund and Richard H. Sander