Aberzombie1892 wrote: You Gotta Have Faith wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:I honestly haven't heard anything about the corruption (except for the police - I'm not kidding).
But it's like, Tulane/Loyola/LSU all have bar passage rates higher than the state average.
So I'm thinking, who is failing it so badly here?
I mean this with all due respect... but it is probably Southern Law Center that at least helps bring it down. Their first time passage rate is 39%, which is significantly lower than the 73% state average. This would explain why Tulane, Loyola NO, and LSU can all be a bit above the average. Also, there are people who come from OTHER law schools who try to pass the bar in LA... and most of them, even if it was a great school, are not aware of the ins and outs of the LA bar the way one might learn them at LSU, Tulane or Loyola NO.http://southern.lawschoolnumbers.com/
I know their passage rate is bad, but still...
The Louisiana February exam results:
Loyola NO 72.8%
Everyone else 61%
There are a lot more "everyone elses" than I realized. Of course I have no intention of taking the LA bar, but it's interesting. I also don't think it's fair to compare LA schools' bar passage rates to other schools' bar passage rates.
But that is another discussion within itself.
I was never comparing LA bar passage rates to other schools' rates, fwiw. I think most people who halfway do their research are aware that LA has a tougher than average bar to pass (different way of practicing law altogether). The best way to look at schools and judge their bar passage rates, imo, is to first know roughly how hard the bar actually is to pass, know what other schools are trying to pass it, and then to get an idea of how that school compares against it.
(I mean, I think I'm agreeing with you, fwiw)
For example, although Pepperdine's bar passage rate is usually only around 80%, you should account for the fact that the CA bar is more difficult and that the state-wide passage rate is closer to 70%. Then again, it might sound a little less grand... because there are a lot of unaccredited law schools that are helping to bring the average down.
In any case, my understanding of the LA bar passage rate hierarchy is that it is almost always
LSU/Tulane > Loyola NO > Southern/Others. Usually LSU does the best, but sometimes Tulane pulls it off.