From Practice Analysis to Test Redesign: Looking Ahead to Phase Three Fall is in the air, and for most people that means football. For the Testing Task Force, it means we’re preparing for Phase 3 of our study, when we will develop recommendations for redesigning the bar exam. (Don’t worry, we’re still managing to make time for a little football, too.) In this blog post, we discuss how the results of the practice analysis from Read More
Facing Challenges, Imagining Possibilities Is it time for a bar exam revolution? Bar pass rates have been down (historically speaking) since 2014. The high cost of legal education means student loan debt is up, and the job market for new lawyers remains tight. We have a serious access to justice problem, with people who need legal representation unable to afford it or hesitant to hire a lawyer for other reasons. The legal profession doesn’t reflect Read More
Generation Z Takes the Bar Exam Well, we’re not there yet—but we will be soon. According to at least one common measure, the oldest members of Gen Z are turning 24 this year. That means the first Gen Z law school graduates will be getting ready to take the bar exam before we know it. In early May, members of the Testing Task Force attended NCBE’s 2019 Annual Bar Admissions Conference in San Francisco, which Read More