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Get Your Head In The Game: Gamifying The Bar Examination, Donald E. Campbell Oct 2022

Get Your Head In The Game: Gamifying The Bar Examination, Donald E. Campbell

Mississippi College Law Review

During a recent administration of the bar examination, I observed the following: a student who had a child ten days before the exam passed; a student on law review failed; a student whose predictors indicated he should fail the bar exam passed; two students who were in the library every day studying failed. Even though these folks were all taking the same exam, their outcomes varied dramatically, and there did not seem to be a common variable that predicted whether they would pass or fail. My first inclination was to throw up my hands in frustration and chalk it up …