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    Quote Originally Posted by peacfulchaos2001 View Post
    Law school isn't really meant to prepare you for the bar exam. If I had to guess I would say 85-90% of bar passer have taken a bar review course. School is meant to prepare you for the practice of law. The research, writing, litigation, etc....You will be familiar with some of the subjects that you're being tested on but rarely enough to pass by itself. The best thing it does is get you used to testing. Bar passage rate is more of a reflection upon the students they have taken in instead of the program itself. A student that was accepted to Duke Law but decided to go to NCCU doesn't really decrease their bar passage chance much if at all.
    One of the reasons why the New England School of Law (or New England Law as they now call themselves) has such a good bar passing percentage is because they start preparing students for the bar exam in their final year of the program. They like to say (unofficially) that they're a law and a lawyer school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tireman 44444 View Post
    Well, if you were going on law schools in North Carolina.....North Carolina Central University Law School is in Durham, North Carolina and Campbell Law School is in Buies Creek, North Carolina. I thought that is what you were referring to.....
    I was trying to focus more on, for lack of a better term, the more "esteemed" law schools in the state. I probably should have included Campbell, but NCCU isn't really orders of magnitude better than Charlotte so I'm not sure how much competition NCCU is giving Charlotte grads (at least relative to the other schools mentioned).

    However, definitely see your point here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomE View Post
    I was trying to focus more on, for lack of a better term, the more "esteemed" law schools in the state. I probably should have included Campbell, but NCCU isn't really orders of magnitude better than Charlotte so I'm not sure how much competition NCCU is giving Charlotte grads (at least relative to the other schools mentioned).

    However, definitely see your point here!
    Give NCCU time. They have moved up substantially since the 1990's. They serve a population that many "elite" law schools do not. I do see your point as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    One of the reasons why the New England School of Law (or New England Law as they now call themselves) has such a good bar passing percentage is because they start preparing students for the bar exam in their final year of the program. They like to say (unofficially) that they're a law and a lawyer school.
    An interesting and important distinction, which carries over into other areas. It has been said of the two leading exam preparation services, Kaplan and Princeton, that one teaches the subject matter and the other teaches one how to pass the exams. (My wife got a very respectable 160 (out of 170) on the quantitative reasoning portion of the Graduate Record Exam. Then she took the Princeton weekend prep course, did it again, and got 169 (out of 170). But she's not the family champion. Our eldest daughter did it the same day and got 170/170.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    One of the reasons why the New England School of Law (or New England Law as they now call themselves) has such a good bar passing percentage is because they start preparing students for the bar exam in their final year of the program. They like to say (unofficially) that they're a law and a lawyer school.
    I didn't know NEL did that. That's a great model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tireman 44444 View Post
    Give NCCU time. They have moved up substantially since the 1990's. They serve a population that many "elite" law schools do not. I do see your point as well.
    You are correct about the different and unique populations served and I did not mean to offend with my previous assessment. You should certainly be proud of the degrees that you have earned from there!

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