Law Schools Blame NCBE; NCBE Blames Law Schools for Falling Bar Exam Passage Rates
The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and law schools point the finger at each other as bar passage rates for the July 2015 exam fell to a more than 25-year low. NCBE President Erica Moeser recent interview with Bloomberg Business is quoted in Jacob's Gershman's "Scores on this Year’s Bar Exam May be the Worst in Decades" in the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog:
On the other side, law school deans "question how the exam was prepared and scored."
In the middle, of course, are tens of thousands of law school students (according to NCBE, 48,384 test takers sat for the July 2015 exam)--many of whom took on significant debt to gamble on a law school education, which naturally has little value without a license to practice law. So, once again, before you take a invest $150,000 to $200,000 on law school, first invest the time to discover whether law school makes economic sense for you by evaluating your realistic job and career prospects.