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November 16, 2014

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Barry

Thank you.

Concerned_Citizen

Thank you for taking the time to present this post.

Some of the discussion above (particularly, "We should not kid ourselves that we are offering an opportunity to a deserving student when that student is in the bottom third of their college class and the bottom third of LSAT takers.") appears to be in reply to the "opportunity" comments by Professor Kunich on David's earlier bar passage rate related thread.

If so, they're directly on point. If I'm looking at the numbers correclty, both FCSL and CSOL as of 2013 now have admitted classes where the median student is in the bottom quartile of LSAT takers and were C-average students at their undergraduate institutions.

Barry

" If I'm looking at the numbers correclty, both FCSL and CSOL as of 2013 now have admitted classes where the median student is in the bottom quartile of LSAT takers and were C-average students at their undergraduate institutions."

And if that's the ***median student*** in those classes, guess what the bottom quarter is.

The bar passage rates for a large number of schools are going to plummet, until 2014 is the 'good old days'.

Michael C. Duff

Excellent post. I agree with almost every point. The civil rights background to modern controversies feels lost to this generation. I'm not quite sure I agree that the rate of success declines with repeat takers. I thought I had seen some LSAC data to the contrary. Regardless, Bar fail is devastating and expensive even assuming eventual passage.

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