Bar Examinations and High-Stakes Assessments

Title

Curriculum Design and Bar Passage: New York Law School's Experience

Document Type

Law Review Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Keywords

bar-examination, bar-preparation, bar-passage, bar-admissions, legal-education

Abstract

Many NYLS graduates taking the NY bar exam passed below the state rate. This article describes how improvements in bar passage rates were achieved through the implementation of a comprehensive curriculum program. The article further considers how the law school improved test scores of low-performing students by addressing academic rigor and capacity to practice law.

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