Pokemon wrote:Considering NY has so many ESL due to LLMs taking the bar there, shouldn't the essay averages be better than elsewhere?
I was just talking about this at work. If you look at the bar passage rates broken down by LLM and JDs it's pretty encouraging.
Yeah... on one hand they do not count on the 85% passage rate cause that is just ABA accredited JD's... but am still thinking medium NY essay is lower quality than let's say medium MA essay.
Ps... does each state scale MBE scores, or is that nationally scaled?
Overall hypothesis: the overall group of people taking NY bar might be worse than the national average because of ESL influence; however, accredited ABA dudes are of "higher" quality in NY because they are so many biglaw firms attracting top students from schools all over the nation and NY schools students have home field advantage.
Constitutional exam question: if the conditions in Buffalo are super-shitty and cold, so non-NY students fail the bar, but conditions in Manhattan are Four Seasons level, do Buffalo students have some sort of a claim??