Of those 1000 that take the bar exam and 75% pass. So for 250 students - law school and what the profs taught has already failed them.Now for the remaining 750 - what's not reported is how much they passed by. And to say that all 750 have an excellent grasp of the law would be optimistic. There are many terrible lawyers out there and law school has failed them as well.My warning is then not to be in that group that lets law school fail them. I think that as students, we shouldn't put our hopes in the administrative system to have a vested interest in our success. Pessimistic? Yes. But I hope that as successful attorneys/judges/politicians we would do something to change the profession of law so that its institutions have more integrity.
I'm reading PLS II and I have to say that there is one point that goes missing here: in law school, with the grading curve, only 10-15% of your entire class will get those coveted A's. What that translates into is 90% of the rest of your classmates falling into the B-average or less.
I did read in a couple of places that grades don't matter much unless you are after the biglaw job, the review or a teaching position.One thing I read said just don't worry about the grades. Learn and screw the grades.
GA: Once again, the only problem I have with people telling me not to study is that there does not seem to be a control group and a group that actually did the studying. If someone who had studied before they entered law school told me I shouldn't study, I would take this advice much more heavily than someone who had not studied.