In his post about interviewing for the Florida Coastal deanship, and his later post on preparing at-risk students for the bar at Western State, David Frakt has raised interesting and important points worthy of further discussion. In Frakt's (reasonable) view, any student who achieved a 149 or lower on the LSAT is at high risk of failing the bar exam. Obviously, this is going to vary by state, and many students with a 149 might not truly be at risk (just as many students who score a 151 are at risk) - but it's a fair starting assumption.
Jerry Organ noted that, for the entering class of 2013, 32 law schools had a median of below 150. But a notable 68 law schools - basically, a third of all programs - have a 25th percentile LSAT below 150. And for those of you feeling relief about your school's 25% percentile of 150 or 151 - there are 26 more schools in that category - you might want to dig a bit to see how many of that bottom quartile are in fact below 150. It's likely you have a good number of high risk students as well.
The point is that figuring out how to help high risk students pass the bar is an important, and probably urgent issue at over 45% of all law schools. That's bracing. But faculties and administrations must confront the issue.