Random Reflections on the Bar, Corruption and the Practice of Law
Article from: TDM 3 (2013), in Corruption and Arbitration
Raising the Bar; Reshaping the Raw Material of the Judiciary
There is a widespread misconception that the bar examinations given yearly by the Supreme Court are an indicator of the quality of the legal education dispensed by the dozens and dozens of law schools, public and private, in our country, and are moreover a predictive instrument so far as it concerns the quality of the lawyers who pass those examinations. Each year, the law schools who provided the highest scores, publish in our metropolitan newspapers very conspicuous advertisements identifying those fortunate young people. But passing the bar examinations is surely the minimum, the ...