As law schools receive fewer and fewer applications for admission, is one tactic for their own survival to admit students who are unlikely to ever pass the bar exam?  Results coming out of California for the July 2015 bar exam certainly make one wonder, as the pass rate hits a 30-year low of 46.6% overall, and only 60% for first-time takers.  Among the unfortunate 2,485 repeat-takers, the pass rate was an abysmal 16%.

It certainly does make you wonder if law schools are shirking their standards in favor of filling seats and receiving tuition payments, only to lead students on an extremely expensive three-year educational journey to nowhere.