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How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:07 pm
by Duckbuster
Do a lot of people fail out of law school?

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:11 pm
by luthersloan
Depends a lo on law school tier. Low ranked law schools tend to fail a lot of people (I have heard of non-completion rates as high as 20%) whereas in T1/T14 schools you have to try, really, really, hard to fail out.

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:34 am
by thesealocust
The last time I looked at the statistics, roughly 50,000 enrolled per year and roughly 45,000 graduate. Few of those 5,000 were probably kicked out, many who left voluntarily likely did so at least in part as a result of poor academic performance.

Better schools have lower (near-zero) rates than worse ones.

Don't go to Cooley.

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:43 am
by kingofdara
You're much more likely to fail out of the job market.

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:25 am
by LegalEagle2014
It's really hard to fail out because above all these law schools want your money. and if they fail you, they lose 40-80k

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:07 am
by cinephile
I'm pretty sure you have to commit plagiarism to fail out of my school.

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:54 am
by zomginternets
LegalEagle2014 wrote:It's really hard to fail out because above all these law schools want your money. and if they fail you, they lose 40-80k
They also need their bar passage rates up. The bottom 10-20% at T3/T4's do not pass the bar, so need to be cut to keep the school's ranking from falling even further.

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:04 am
by ShitLawOrBust
lots, actually

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:20 am
by I.P. Daly
Back in the day, they allegedly used to say “look to your right, look to your left—one of you won't be here next year." However, with the exception of a few schools, this is no longer the case.

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:33 am
by dextermorgan
Fewer than should drop out.

Re: How many people actually fail out of law school?

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:11 pm
by shepdawg
My TTT fails the bottom 1/3 after 1L year automatically to ensure that it's bar pass stat remains at the top for our state.