CUNY Law to give lower GPA students another year on the house
The move comes after the Flushing school’s pass rates for first-time takers of the New York bar exam plummeted to 67 percent last year — well below the statewide average of 86 percent.
Schools can face serious sanctions from the Bar Association if they have consecutive years of pass rates below 75 percent.
“It’s quintessentially a bribe offering an incentive to artificially inflate July test numbers, and it’s absolutely wrong,” said one student. “The fact the deans approach these students behind closed doors, pressuring them to make a decision that isn’t necessarily in their best interest . . . people are angry.”