Why don’t law schools offer bar review courses?
posted by Gerard Magliocca
I don’t know the answer. Since Bar/Bri uses law professors to teach classes and often uses law school classrooms, why don’t law schools just do this themselves?
There are some advantages to this idea. First, law schools might raise their bar passage rates (and rankings) if they put together a good bar review program. Second, schools could raise some revenue from these programs (especially if they are good). Third, some schools could tailor their program to the particulars of their state bar exam in a way that Bar/Bri can’t.
I suppose the reason this doesn’t happen (aside from neglect) is that it looks like a concession that the school did not do a good job of training its students for 3 years. But this is wrong. Teaching to a test is different from teaching.