A Skyrocketing Bar Passage Rate
posted by Sarah Waldeck
The New York Times has reported on the controversy surrounding the dismissal of Donald Guter, who had been dean of the Duquesne Law School for three years. The story also has been covered on Law.com and other legal blogs. One detail from the reports is particularly striking: under Guter’s leadership, bar passage rates increased from 68 to 97 percent.
This seems like an extraordinary increase for a three-year time period. If anyone wants to explain how Duquesne managed to do it, I’d be interested. (Or if this kind of increase is more ordinary than I think, I’d appreciate learning that as well.)