L_William_W wrote:bmmccb223 wrote:To some extent the bar exam is impossible to fully prepare for. There's so much material that a good portion of your success will come down to luck (e.g. the exam test on things you remember). It's a bit of a scam if you ask me.
Not to get into conspiracy theories, but the law business is like a private club. They only want a certain amount of people to become lawyers. The bar is deliberately designed to generate a bell curve. This is not a test of minimum competency- of course everyone knows the elements of adverse possession and negligence. It's basically a test to weed people out of the business. That's why they keep adding these esoteric topics to bar exams. If you look at the bar exams from the early-1990's, they were MUCH easier.
Conspiratorial or not, you wouldn't be the first person to say that. I'm not willing to go that far, but like I said above, the whole thing seemed a little mean. I can't quite place it, nor could I attempt to articulate it without running afoul of the rules.
Above the Law wrote: “It was not unexpected,” says Erica Moeser, the president of the NCBE, which creates the multiple choice part of the test. “We are in a period where we can expect to see some decline, until the market for going to law school improves.”
That's a couple years ago, but you can read a lot into that, if you so choose.