The new president of the merged law schools, Anthony Neidwiecki, recently announced that passing the bar exam doesn’t make you a good lawyer. He sees the law licensing exam as a barrier that is keeping good people from becoming lawyers.
“Something’s happening during law school or after law school that’s keeping people from being lawyers,” added Niedwiecki. “And that’s what we have to look at [because] I think the bar exam is one of those things.”
Among other reasons, Niedwiecki says that the cost to properly study for the bar exam is too costly for many students.
Most importantly, the dean believes that the bar exam is “racist” and should be eliminated.
Perhaps rather than dumb down the profession, it would be prudent to consider better education and training at our law schools?
Read Fox-9’s report here.