Submission Title

The Effect of Student and School Characteristics on Bar Pass Rates

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Economics

Description

This paper estimates the factors affecting pass rates on the American Bar Exam across U.S. law schools in 2014 and 2015. The majority of our data is collected from the American Bar Association website for the entering classes of 2011 and 2012. Our explanatory variables are grouped into categories of academic ability, student demographics, school rank, and curriculum. We find undergraduate GPA, LSAT scores, section size, Asian and Hispanic race variables, and gender all affect bar pass rates.

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The Effect of Student and School Characteristics on Bar Pass Rates

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

This paper estimates the factors affecting pass rates on the American Bar Exam across U.S. law schools in 2014 and 2015. The majority of our data is collected from the American Bar Association website for the entering classes of 2011 and 2012. Our explanatory variables are grouped into categories of academic ability, student demographics, school rank, and curriculum. We find undergraduate GPA, LSAT scores, section size, Asian and Hispanic race variables, and gender all affect bar pass rates.