Validity and Fairness Research Award

The NCBE Validity and Fairness Research Award was conceived by Hon. Phyllis D. Thompson, a judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals since 2006. Judge Thompson is a former member of the NCBE Board of Trustees and of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. This award is intended to provide support for graduate students and faculty in any discipline whose research identifies aspects of validity evidence including, but not limited to, scoring, response processes, and the impact of licensure and certification testing.

For information about the award, see the 2024 Call for Proposals.

2024 Award Recipients

Jade Caines Lee, PhD, University of Kansas, “The HBCU Effect: Examining Factors Related to First-Time Bar Passage for HBCU Law School Alumni”

Brian Sites, University of Miami, “Bar Passage Indicators and Best Practices for International LL.M. & J.D. Students”