Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus, Incorporating Bar Pass Strategies into Routine Teaching Practices, 37 Gonz. L. Rev. 17 (2002).
In answering Robert MacCrate’s call for legal educators to promote the basic skills and values new lawyers need to acquire, no one would be more pleased with what the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”) have done than even Benjamin Franklin himself. The MacCrate Report’ has had a tremendous impact on the legal community; his vision is as fundamental to the profession as Benjamin Franklin’s was to the nation over two centuries ago-that the theoretical must be wedded to the practical to be useful and effective. Whether creating a lawyer who is capable of leadership and competence or molding a nation that is able to survive the competing forces of liberty and control, one must deal with the exigencies of the real world. Bar examiners have taken up this challenge and continued the American tradition of valuing the practical by implementing an exam that tests the technical skills and abilities a new attorney is presumed to possess.