Nine of New York state's 15 law schools saw a decrease in performance among first-time candidates for the July 2009 bar examination over last year, when 10 of the 15 campuses saw increases. At the two campuses registering the greatest decreases -- New York Law School and Hofstra University School of Law -- one question being asked is whether the poor economy was a factor in reduced scores that followed upward trends at both campuses.
N.Y. Law Schools Experience Slight Decline in Bar Pass Rates
New York Law Journal
December 3, 2009