State Bar of California under scrutiny after exam topic leak

12 August 2019

BIG LAW BUSINESS — More people than usual failed to show up for the California bar exam following a leak of what topics would be covered. More than 760 people don’t take test after topics sent to deans in email. Leak leads to investigations, potential calls for more reform.

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Opinion: Mississippi’s ‘three strikes’ bar exam policy won’t improve results

12 August 2019

ABOVE THE LAW — 3 Strikes Bar Exam policies are a bad idea. Requiring bar candidates to head back to law school will do little to improve their odds of passing the bar exam.

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State Bar of California seeks feedback on state’s bar exam

8 July 2019

ABOVE THE LAW — The State Bar of California announced that it is going to ask practicing lawyers in this state about the present and future of the profession. The California Attorney Practice Analysis will assess the relevance and content of the California Bar Exam. 

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A look at California’s February bar exam results by law school

24 June 2019

LAW.COM — Law school graduates from the University of San Diego and the University of Southern California beat the average pass rate on the February 2019 bar exam by more than 20 percentage points

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Mississippi to require additional education for law graduates after third time failing bar exam

14 June 2019

ABA JOURNAL — If you fail the Mississippi bar exam three times, you’ll need to go back to school if you want to make a fourth go at it.  

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Law school deans detail plan to meet new bar passage standard

3 June 2019

ABA JOURNAL — Before the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar implemented a tighter bar passage standard May 17, it posted a memo, naming law schools that would likely fail the revision. With the new version of the standard, law schools now have two years, rather than five, to reach a….

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Results from California’s February bar exam

28 May 2019

LAW.COM — Only 31.4% of would-be attorneys passed California’s February 2019 bar exam, marking the second-lowest pass rate on the notoriously difficult test in 35 years, according to figures released by the state bar

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ABA legal education section passes tougher bar pass standard for law schools

21 May 2019

ABA JOURNAL — Following multiple years of discussion, and two rejections from the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted a proposed revision to tighten an accreditation standard regarding bar passage

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How law graduates who fail the bar exam rebound

13 May 2019

LAW.COM — In the latest report in a series on the high rate of bar exam failures, Law.com takes a close look at two law graduates who endured the shocking disappointment of flunking the test and how they embarked on a course to rebound.

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