Ms. Donahue is an attorney and senior-level editor with more than ten years of experience in legal education and project management. She has spent much of her career working on issues related to formative and summative assessments, including the bar exam. Her most recent experience is as Managing Director, Bar Review Program Strategy, Development, and Delivery for AccessLex Institute; she has also worked as a legal education consultant and as Vice President, Law School Product Development for BARBRI, Inc. She was NCBE’s MBE Program Director from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Donahue holds a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
As Senior Assessment Design Specialist, Ms. Donahue collaborates with NCBE’s Director of Assessment Design and Delivery, outside content experts, psychometricians, and test editors to develop subject matter outlines, test specifications, and assessment tasks to be included on the bar exam. “I’m thrilled to be back at NCBE, where my career in assessment began,” said Ms. Donahue. “I return with years of experience working with innovative law school faculty on issues of educational measurement, academic support, and bar readiness. It’s especially exciting to work with so many talented people at NCBE to develop the next generation of the bar exam to assess the skills and knowledge needed by newly licensed lawyers in the evolving world of legal practice.”