3 Raising the Bar 7 (January 2020)
By participating in a brief productive mindset intervention, prospective lawyers improved their wellbeing and performance on the California Bar Exam. Those are the initial results of the research conducted by our interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research team with support from AccessLex Institute and in partnership with the State Bar of California. It did so by mitigating psychological friction and helping test takers reframe stressful experiences. This column discusses our findings and the implications for efforts to make evidence-based gains in bar exam performance, wellbeing, and attorney licensure systems.
Quintanilla, Victor D. and Erman, Sam, "Productive Mindset Interventions Mitigate Psychological Friction and Improve Well-Being for Bar Exam Takers" (2020). Articles by Maurer Faculty. 2974.