Those are interesting stats on the FYLSE, good old fashioned correspondence beats out online and fixed facility in the pass rates. My theory is that no amount of tech or classroom can compensate for lack of rote memorization for these students.
. Keeping in mind that CA has the toughest bar exam in the nation...
Many T1 out of state law schools had pass rates which were significantly lower than CA T4s. I understand that bar pass rates are not the only metric to consider when evaluating schools, but I also think it speaks to the absurdity of the rankings scheme.
Quote from: Roald on July 18, 2012, 06:40:45 PM. Keeping in mind that CA has the toughest bar exam in the nation...Why? Because so many people fail? You don't think the fact that so many people fail has something to do with the fact that virtually every other state requires ABA accreditation?http://www.protectconsumerjustice.org/california-bar-exam-pass-rates-by-law-school.htmlSeems like the bar passage rates for most of the schools in CA is 80% or higher. This red herring that California has the hardest bar exam simply because so many people fail it doesn't really bear scrutiny.The reality is that California lets a whole lot of people sit for the bar exam who are grossly unqualified in most other states.A few of them pass, and that's great. But let's not delude ourselves into thinking that so many fail because the bar exam is so much harder. It's far more likely that so many fail because they shouldn't be sitting for the bar exam in the first place and in most other states, they wouldn't be allowed to.