Curriculum Design and Bar Passage: New York Law School's Experience

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 59, No. 3, February 2010

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #19

22 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2010

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David Chang

New York Law School

Joanne M. Ingham

New York Law School

Donald H. Zeigler

New York Law School

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Abstract

Many NYLS graduates taking the NY bar exam passed below the state rate. This article describes how improvements in bar passage rates were achieved through the implementation of a comprehensive curriculum program. The article further considers how the law school improved test scores of low-performing students by addressing academic rigor and capacity to practice law.

Keywords: bar passage, curriculum design

Suggested Citation

Chang, David and Ingham, Joanne M. and Zeigler, Donald H., Curriculum Design and Bar Passage: New York Law School's Experience. Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 59, No. 3, February 2010; NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551477

David Chang (Contact Author)

New York Law School ( email )

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Joanne M. Ingham

New York Law School ( email )

185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10011-2960
United States
212-431-2876 (Phone)

Donald H. Zeigler

New York Law School ( email )

185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
United States

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