Correcting the National Jurist piece on bar pass rates

In its February 2015 issue, National Jurist published a story about bar pass rates. It quoted my earlier work on the subject. But, apparently, the editing process at the magazine is relatively slow and does not respond to new information well. For some time, I suspected the NCBE had some role in the decline in the bar pass rates (which National Jurist notes). But after the NCBE provided additional data in December 2014, I was convinced that much of the decline could be attributed to a decline in student quality. For more on this area, consider my previous posts about the bar exam.