Pre-Competencies as Precursors: Enhanced Admissions Criteria in the Age of Seat-Deposit Anxiety
Law schools have begun only recently to admit that law student preparedness is a problem. The reluctance to see the problem is exacerbated by its uneven distribution; it does not affect all law schools, and it does not affect all afflicted law schools to the same measure. However, common factors, such as falling bar pass rates and continuing negative press coverage of law schools have galvanized law school administrations, as well as the American Bar Association (“ABA”) to admit that law student underpreparedness is a problem that is not going away. Now that the legal academy sees the problem, it is time to propose solutions.
Rebecca Flanagan, Pre-Competencies as Precursors: Enhanced Admissions Criteria in the Age of Seat-Deposit Anxiety, 17 Nev. L.J. 181 (2016).