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Poor Bar Exam Results Puts Test Officials and Law School Deans on the Defensive

Last summer’s bar exam results—the poorest in almost a decade—have some bar officials questioning the ability of the current bar admission applicant pool, and some law school deans questioning the usefulness of the exam. So reports The New York Times.

Defensive in the face of accusations that they’re admitting unqualified students as a result of smaller applicant pools, law school deans are asking questions about how bar exam questions are selected and scored. The deans maintain that, while the bar exam pass rate at their schools is admittedly lower than it has been in prior years, their students’ law school admissions scores are about the same as they have been in the past.

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