This article considers whether the current bar examination format achieves its stated objectives of protecting the public by testing minimum competency to practice law. After discussing the nature of the current bar examinations offered in the United States, the article looks at the skills associated with legal practice, and evaluates whether the bar examination is assisting in the process of insuring proper legal training for lawyers or hindering it.
Goforth, Carol, "Why the Bar Examination Fails to Raise the Bar" (2015). School of Law Faculty Publications and Presentations. 6.