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Dr. Gallagher Releases White Paper Urging Re-Scheduling of Bar Exam
"Downward Bar Exam Results Spiral Dooms Aspiring Lawyers to Bar Exam Failure," BarWrite® Expert Says
Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher's New BarWrite® White Paper "Eliminating the Downward Bar Exam Results Spiral" Available
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When most law school graduates check their bar exam results on the internet, they see, "Congratulations! You passed!" Indeed, graduates of New York State's 15 law schools passed the July 2008 New York bar exam at better than a 90% rate. But the next New York bar exam is not until February 2009, and between now and February those with a bar exam failure in July, the "retakers," may slip into what Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher calls a spiral of failing NY bar exam results. In her new white paper "Eliminating the Downward Bar Exam Spiral," Dr. Gallagher argues that because of the timing of the exam, too many retakers, regardless of why they failed, may "keep making futile efforts but never see good bar exam results or get to practice law."
Between November and February, most retakers must find or keep a job, earn money, take time off for intensive study, and pay for bar-preparation courses. They cannot get new student loans, but they must repay the loans they already have.
Dr. Gallagher, president of BarWrite® and BarWrite Press, which prepares candidates for the NY bar exam, and a longtime bar-exam educator, says this downward spiral of bar exam failure may especially affect minority candidates. But solutions are straightforward.
WRITE FOR WHITE PAPER. Dr. Gallagher's new white paper, "Eliminating the Downward Bar Exam Spiral," shows how the legal profession can eliminate this downward spiral of failing bar exam results. For a copy, write to: Staff@BarWrite.com.
BACKGROUND ON DR. MARY CAMPBELL GALLAGHER. A graduate of Harvard Law School who holds the Ph.D. in linguistics, Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher is president of BarWrite® and BarWrite Press, which offer large courses preparing candidates for the New York bar exam, and author of the highly-praised book Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays. On December 8, 2008, she will teach a one-evening course on bar strategies, "Retaking the Bar Exam," in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies at New York University, where she is an Adjunct Instructor.
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Dr. Gallagher Speaks at Global Legal Studies Conference, Chicago
FOREIGN LAWYERS CAN OFTEN WRITE BETTER BAR EXAM ESSAYS THAN AMERICANS...Bar Exam Expert Says, at the Global Legal Skills Conference, Chicago, May 4-5
NEW YORK, NY. May 2007. If you think foreign lawyers must be at a disadvantage when they take the New York bar exam, think again. On May 5, 2007, at the Global Legal Studies Conference at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, noted bar exam expert Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D., will explain why some foreign attorneys are able to write better New York bar exam essays than Americans.
"Many foreign attorneys are excellent at memorization and highly-disciplined," Dr. Gallagher says. "They may have less breadth of knowledge of American law than graduates of American law schools. But they have a tremendous advantage over those American bar candidates who do not know the basic rules of law backwards or who cannot study efficiently." (Continue Reading Full Release)
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Testing 1-2-3: An Insider's insight on how to do well on bar exam essays - By Mary Campbell Gallagher. "As seen in Student Lawyer, Law Student Division of the American Bar Association (Read Full Article .PDF)
Entrepreneur Interview with New York Bar Exam Prep Company Founder - Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher, founder of BarWrite and a widely acclaimed bar exam expert, is interviewed on this popular site for entrepreneurs.
New York State Bar Association News
"Financial problem$ may undermine ‘fitness’ assessment - Those seeking Bar admission should be mindful of credit health, history" - by Liz Lpton. "...For some, a surprise. In fact, when Mary Campbell Gallagher, JD, PhD., President of New York City-based BarWrite, which trains students for the bar examination, spoke with one of her students – a graduate of a New York state law school – about the issue of delinquent debt and bar admission..." (Read Full Story .PDF)
California Law School Review
in LAW STUDENT JOURNAL "Dr. Gallagher's Book, Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays, will help you do just that... by Steve Liosi, Esq. (Read Full Book Review .PDF)
Columbia University LAW SCHOOL NEWS
- "Bar Exam Blues... But at least you can do well" -- Book review By Anthony Giacobbe (Read Full Story .PDF)
Metro Atlantic Yards Story
"Atlantic Yards: What Would Tiny Tim say?" - By Mary Campbell Gallagher, Ph. D (Read Full Story .PDF)
The Plain Dealer Breaking News: Arts & Life
- "Out with the old -- Schools replace classics on reading lists to interest kids - James F. Sweeney, Plain Dealer Reporter "
Mary Campbell Gallagher, a New York – based author of articles on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, said a background in the classics is essential to making sure graduates become “part of the great conversation” of culture and ideas.
There is nothing wrong with reading lighter works as long as they’re followed by the classics, she said. But that seldom happens." (Read Full Story .PDF)
St. John's University School of Law
Law School Forum - Book review "Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays" About 60,000 of us will be taking the bar in July, and many of us could benefit from the insight of Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher. (Read Full Story .PDF)
"Superstores come with too high a price" - By Mary Campbell Gallagher (Read Full Story .PDF)
The Brooklyn Paper
"Why Red Hook Ikea project should be rejected" - By Mary Campbell Gallagher (Read Full Story .PDF)
Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D., lives in Manhattan. She is president of BarWrite, which prepares candidates for the bar exam, and the author of the highly-acclaimed book and cd program, Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays. Ms. Gallagher frequently writes about legal and social aspects of land-use debates.
Dr. Gallagher is also a widely published professional writer. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Weekly Standard, The New York Observer, The Nation, Legal Times, Newsday, The Brooklyn Papers, Commonweal, Metro New York, among others. Her articles on legal writing and the Bar exam have appeared in National Jurist and Student Lawyer.
Mary Campbell Gallagher is available for presentations, media interviews and interviews. If you're interested in story angles, topics, programs and details--please contact her using the convenient Contact form or call direct at 212-327-2817. Thank you.