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New York Law School had the worst bar passage rates in the state in 2011, according to the New York Law Journal.So, to fix that, the school is offering students $500 if they take a class to study for the exam, Above The Law reported Thursday.
The school’s Jump Start bar prep program is a pre-study program for students to take before they begin their actual bar prep course.
So the school is essentially asking students to do twice the work.
Thankfully, they will be compensated for their hard work.
“I understand that you all have many demands on you from school and work, but I believe this program is so vital that I have arranged for every student who completes all five sessions to receive $500 in cash, which I hope you will put towards a bar prep program,” NYLS Dean Anthony Crowell told students, according to ATL.
We think it’s great a school is taking such an active interest in its students success, and we understand bar passage rates are an important part of a school’s reputation.
But a school shouldn’t have to resort to essentially bribing students to study for the test that will determine the rest of their lives.
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