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Nevada’s Bar Exam: A Look Behind the Curtain

Nevada Lawyer, April, 2018

The national decline in bar passage rates over the past few years has drawn attention to the bar examination process. There is no consensus as to the cause of the poorer performance by recent law graduates. The decline in bar passage rates has generated demands from some quarters to lower the standards, to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) or to do both as means of increasing the pass rate. The Board of Bar Examiners, while concerned about the causes of the lower passage rates, is focused on maintaining high bar exam standards and protecting the public from unqualified practitioners.

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