If you’ve grown up aspiring to become a lawyer, and are finally heading toward a law school, you might want to give this piece a thorough read! Earning a law degree is not a child’s play; Bar Exams are known to be the most intimidating professional exams ever created. Choosing your law school is as important as deciding the locality you’d prefer for attending your Bar Exams. You definitely do not want to mess this up.
To help answer this question, CaseFleet compiled, analyzed an interpreted data to discover the diverse Bar Exam rates from various states in the US. It was appalling to note that every state had a different story to present on the percentage of those who aced the test, and also on those who lagged behind. We’ve often come across the concepts of lenient and strict marking; we’ve discussed teachers who’d make an easy exam and those who’d test your intellectual abilities to infinite thresholds. The point is to identify your strengths and weaknesses in certain subjects; you adopted strategies to score well in the tests of your ‘unbinding intellectual abilities gauge’. When opting for law, you still look forward to having the best score possible in your Bar Exams. However, there are often certain unknown, indescribable factors which hinder your way to the top.
To help you with your ‘law school decision making’ below are certain graphic illustrations based on the 2015 Bar Exam’s successes and failures in different US states.
Credits to the statistics for 2015, it seems to be clear that California, New York and Florida are among the three states which can make a possible strike off your list, owing to the most failed test takers. The most prestigious of institutions, which I believe you get overwhelmed by – Stanford and UC Berkeley, saw a dread-worthy number of 7,320 students who did not made it through. North Eastern states, which are known as the ground for the best of institutions, previously highlighted as well, wouldn’t be a go to option for all law aspirants. As much as the numbers are intimidating, they definitely seem to be a little riskier investment for an expensive law education. However, you are in for a surprise when I tell you that reportedly, New York and California did churn out quite a surging number of new lawyers. These states are quintessentially competitive that way!
Texas followed the suit, and presented an alarming 1,529 figure for students failing the Bar Exams. Those who did manage to score well lingered on a minute number of 2,791. As law aspirants, when you come across such statistics derived from the state of your dream law school, you are bound to feel a lack of motivation and discouragement.
We tell you to brush the seeping negativity off, and take a look at the states with the highest number of students who passed the Bar Exam. The Midwest states won’t leave you disappointed as Missouri, Iowa and Kansas are the top three states, which boosted the highest success rate in Bar Exams. If it’s the teaching methodology or factors of the like, these states do supersede the popular North Eastern states. The figures might be attractive, however, since you are ought to practice law in the same state, as your law school, you’d have to give your migration to any of these states a deeper thought. When it comes to moving to other states, adjustment issues usually turn out to be an inevitable obstruction.
It’s given that there are quite number of factors, which you need to keep in mind while making your most important career decision. After all, you’ll have to stick by with it once you’re in it. We hope that our suggestions and advice backed by statistics, serve as a handy guide when you explore your options. As I said earlier, earning a law degree is not a child’s play. I also believe that having the dream of becoming a lawyer, and exploring it in the best of your capacity is neither a cakewalk!