Saturday, October 28, 2006

UC Law Kicks Ass, Adds names

UC Law, once again, had the highest bar apssage rate in the State (tied, this year, with U of Toledo). I don't see a news item on the UC Law homepage, but feel free to scour this to see which of our little brothers and sisters passed the exam.

FWIW, here are my thoughts: A law school ought to have a high bar passage rate. But really that's the base-line, not the goal. If a law school is not adequately preparing its student to pass the bar exam, then almost everything else that it is doing is a waste of time and unintended fraud (I like to create my own causes of action).

It's kind of like the attorney who wants to be a rainmaker and argues that his marketing is very solid because he gets a lot of referrals. That's certainly good and important, but shouldn't every attorney be doing a good enough job that his clients are happy with his work and willing to tell their friends? The exceptional rainmaking attorney is the one who generates leads beyond his referral network.



At Monday, October 30, 2006 6:49:00 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said...

Moose, you lost me with the last two paragraphs. But, I do always appreciate your liberal use of letter abreviations such as "FWIW," "IMO," and "LOL."

At Tuesday, October 31, 2006 5:02:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

I disagree that bar passage has anything to do with law school. Students should study theory, not the Restatement. Then again, I think bar passage ought to be available to anybody smart enough. There will still be work enough for those of us who have the JD credential.


At Wednesday, November 01, 2006 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Hammond Law Group LLC said...



At Wednesday, November 01, 2006 12:05:00 PM, Blogger Hammond Law Group LLC said...

As to Max's point, it seems to me that a school ought to serve it's customers (who are largely students). I suspect that most students want to learn how to become lawyers, first, and how to think like lawyers, second.

Can you learn legal theory without a bedrock of fundemental legal principles (which is, I presume, what the Bar Exam seeks to do)?

At Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:28:00 PM, Blogger Montyesq said...

Can't find the elements of unintended fraud in my BarBri outlines, which I have filed in my desk. Will legal theory help me draft my jury instructions? Tell a client to go to the mat on an ambiguous contract?


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