TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 18, 2018
A new article in St. John’s Law Review found a correlation between attorneys who take multiple attempts to pass the bar exam and the likelihood of being disciplined for ethical violations, Above the Law reports. The article, authored by founding Dean of Belmont College of Law Jeffrey S. Kinsler, looked at results from the Tennessee bar exam between 2005 and 2014. Kinsler found that lawyers taking the exam more than once had a discipline rate of 8.64 out of 1,000. For those who took the bar twice, the rate went up to 15.77, and those who took it four or more times had a rate of 26.32.