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Bar Exam Pass Rates ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by doctorquant, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    As we continue to wrestle with whether or not Donald Trump cheats at golf, I thought we might explore bar exam pass rates. I understand the District of Columbia bar exam used to be an absolute ass-kicker. How does it compare to New Hampshire?
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    This means something...
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Hillary failed the D.C. Bar!!

    It's the only reason she agreed to move to Arkansas.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Michelle Obama failed the Illinois bar.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    No word on if Rosalynn Carter ever took the bar.
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  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Betty Ford was very good at the bar.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    When I walked out, I was convinced I had failed it. Absolutely convinced of it. By the time the results came, though, I had been tipped off that I had likely passed it by the Character and Fitness Committee guy that I had to meet with.

    Lesson: If you think you will be impatient to find out your bar exam results, exhibit an extended proclivity for alcohol abuse. It's a slow play, but worth it in the end.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Donald Trump has his hand on his daughter's knee under the bar. #StarmanNewsWireReport
  9. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Is this a real question? I heard the DC bar was easy, but most people working in DC take a state's exam and waive in. I believe DC allows people who passed any bar exam to work in DC.

    Also, exam pass rates can be misleading. When I looked a while back, California was considered difficult based on its pass rate. However, the good schools did fine. It was a bunch of shitty and/or unaccredited schools that dragged down the passage rate.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You mean, like Yale?
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    As I understand it, she took the D.C. exam on a bit of a whim, right, without studying? There are sections that are identical across states, but every state also has its own peculiarities that get tested. It's honestly not easy and if you don't study, you will absolutely fail. Law school alone will not prepare you for it, I don't think. At least not my law school. Certainly not Yale. Hardly anyone even practices law who graduates from Yale. I know there are some lower-tier schools that are essentially bar prep factories.
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  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    1.2 million lawyers in this country, how hard can it be?
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