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ERIC Number: EJ904998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Student Performance in the Legal Environment Course: Determinants and Comparisons
Frantz, Paul L.; Wilson, Alex H.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v21 n2 p225-240 Dec 2004
Finding reliable determinants to successful performance of students has long been an important topic in business education literature. The quest to determine why some students succeed and others fail has driven a great deal of research in both the education and business literature. This area of inquiry is related to assessment of student performance, a topic that has been given increased scrutiny in recent years. This intensified scrutiny of student performance is due to pressure of legislative calls for increased accountability from postsecondary educators. A review of the literature on predictors of success in business disciplines finds rich threads of research in accounting, economics, and finance that attempt to discover characteristics of students who thrive in these disciplines. To date, though, there have been no studies examining students of legal studies in business, a surprising void given the importance of legal studies to business education. This article reports on the relationships between student characteristics and student performance in a required upper division undergraduate legal environment of business course. It begins with a literature review and is then followed by a discussion of the data set, the methodology, and the results. The conclusion includes a discussion of the findings and their implication on legal instructors in business schools. (Contains 4 tables and 44 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California