This reading list is a work in progress containing selected research relevant to the Testing Task Force’s study. The ideas, views, and opinions expressed in the works listed are those of the authors, and no endorsement by NCBE or the Testing Task Force is implied.
George Beaton and Imme Kaschner, Remaking Law Firms (2016).
Gillian Hadfield, Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy (2016).
Alli Gerkman & Logan Cornett, Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient (July 2016); survey available at http://iaals.du.edu/sites/default/files/documents/publications/ffp_survey_paper_version.pdf
Mitchell Kowalski, Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century (2012).
Herbert M. Kritzer, The Future Role of ‘Law Workers’: Rethinking the Forms of Legal Practice and the Scope of Legal Education, 44 Ariz. L. Rev. 917 (2002).
Julie Macfarlane, The New Lawyer: How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law (2d ed. 2018).
Thomas D. Morgan, The Vanishing American Lawyer (2010).
The Relevant Lawyer: Reimagining the Future of the Legal Profession (Paul Haskins ed., 2015).
Marjorie Shultz & Sheldon Zedeck, Predicting Lawyer Effectiveness: Broadening the Basis for Law School Admission Decisions, 36 Law & Soc. Inq. 620 (2011).
William M. Sullivan et al, Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (2007).
Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts (2015).
Richard Susskind, Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future (2d ed. 2017).
Joan C. Williams, et al., Disruptive Innovation: New Models of Legal Practice (2015).
Solicitors Regulation Authority, Training for Tomorrow: Ensuring the lawyers of today have the skills for tomorrow (2013).
Solicitors Regulation Authority, Qualifications in other jurisdictions—international benchmarking (2016).
American Institute of CPAs, Practice Analysis Final Report: Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Examination (2016).
Steven Haist, M.D., et al., The Evolution of the USMLE: Enhancing Assessment of Practice-Related Competencies, 310 JAMA 2245 (2013).
American Educational Research Association, et al., Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (2014).
Handbook of Test Development (ed. Suzanne Lane, et al.) (2d ed. 2015).
Testing in the Professions: Credentialing Policies and Practice (ed. Susan Davis-Becker & Chad W. Buckendahl) (2017).
Thomas M. Haladyna & Michael C. Rodriguez, Developing and Validating Test Items (2013).
Educational Measurement (ed. Robert Brennan) (4th ed. 2006).
NCBE Testing Milestones
This timeline highlights key milestones in NCBE’s testing program. It is not a complete list of every change that NCBE or its tests have undergone.
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