Law Schools Offer Money-Back Guarantee of Bar Exam Passage

Here’s an interesting approach to the problem of declining law school enrollment.

The National Law Journal reports, “Two law schools are experimenting with refund programs for graduates who don’t pass the bar examination after two tries, provided they complete a rigorous set of bar preparation courses beforehand.” The Journal continues, “Florida Coastal School of Law is offering the same refund to students dismissed for academic reasons following their 1L year, plus $2,000 to those who fail to secure a externship, clerkship, clinical experiences or other substantive legal work while in school. The Charlotte School of Law has launched its own pilot program offering $10,000 to graduates tripped up more than once by the bar exam. Both are for-profit law schools operated by InfiLaw Inc., which also owns the Phoenix School of Law.”

From the American Association for Justice news release.

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