It is human nature to look for a simple solution to a difficult problem. I have
been trying to find such an answer to a question that vexes me:Would it be
possible for a law faculty to establish which applicants are most likely to
succeed in their LLB studies; that is, what criteria could be developed to
predict which applicants would obtain their LLB degrees in the minimum
time (four years)? In a time of diminishing state subsidies and pressure on
universities to improve the pass rate or ‘throughput’ rate of students, it seems
prudent to attempt to answer this question.