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About Gerald Bamberger


     Gerald Bamberger earned his B.S. in Computer Science at Columbia University in 1978.  Bamberger had a successful Wall Street career in which he created and implemented an equity arbitrage trading operation at Morgan Stanley & Co., and later ran a hedge fund dedicated to statistical arbitrage (try googling "Gerry Bamberger" "at Morgan Stanley" or "Jerry Bamberger" "at Morgan Stanley" ).  He earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1999. He has served the University at Buffalo (“UB”) as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance (in the School of Management) since Fall, 1999.  Additionally, he served UB Law School from 2000 through 2007, as a Lecturer, Adjunct Instructor, and Adjunct Assistant Professor.

     During Professor Bamberger's tenure at UB Law School, the percentage of UB Law grads passing the New York State Bar Examination on their first attempt rose from the low 70's to the mid 80's.  Professor Bamberger created, developed, and taught the popular course Doctrines of American Jurisprudence, limited to third year law students.  His course was so popular (sections would fill up in a matter of minutes after the opening of registration!) that a second section was added in 2003.  Based on UB Law School data from the 2005 and 2006 New York State Bar Examinations, over 97% of Professor Bamberger’s full-year students (excluding those in the bottom 10% of their law school class) passed the New York State Bar Examination on their first try!  Note that some students sat for only one of the two semesters; these students had a lower pass rate.  Note also that four credit hours of instruction cannot be expected to compensate for poor performance throughout law school.  That's right, that 97% is a first-time pass rate.

     Professor Bamberger sat for the MBE five times: in New York (July 1999), New Jersey (July 2000), Connecticut (July 2001), Maryland (July 2002), and Vermont (July 2003).  He passed the bar exams on all five occasions (don't laugh--read National Conference of Bar Examiners v. Multistate Legal Studies, 458 F. Supp. 2d 252 (E.D. Pa. 2006)), twice achieving MBE scores in the 180’s.  Recently--and perhaps understandably in light of the above-cited case--the National Conference of Bar Examiners has lobbied the various jurisdictions to “restrict the exposure of secure test materials to examinees with a bona fide interest in obtaining a professional license” (72 Bar Examiner 3:5 (August, 2003)), making it difficult for Professor Bamberger to sit for additional administrations of the MBE.

     As of the summer of 2007, Professor Bamberger has moved his law teaching to a national platform.  Enjoy the free materials on this website, shop our store for exciting products, and e-mail comments to gerald@profbamberger.com .





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