California lawmaker urges state bar to re-evaluate bar exam cut score

3 December 2018

THE RECORDER — The chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday urged the state bar and California Supreme Court to “take a fresh look” at the viability of the bar exam in light of the historically low pass rate on the July 2018 test.

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California law school deans share perspectives on the state’s bar exam

3 December 2018

LOS ANGELES TIMES — Deans from UC Hastings College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and UCLA School of Law share their opinion on California’s bar exam.

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California bar exam results

3 December 2018

THE RECORDER — The pass rate for the July 2018 California bar exam plunged to a 67-year low for the summer test, with just 40.7 percent of those seeking to practice law in the Golden State earning a successful score.

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Law school bar passage standard revisions to go back to ABA House of Delegates for vote

13 November 2018

ABA JOURNAL — A proposal to tighten a law school accreditation standard regarding bar passage rates will be resubmitted to the House of Delegates at the 2019 ABA Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas.

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Pass rate for 2018 Texas Bar Exam down

5 November 2018

TEXAS LAWYER — A total of 77.87 percent of first-time takers of the Texas Bar Examination who are Texas law school graduates or students passed the July 2018 exam — a decline of more than 3 percent from a year earlier, when 80.95 percent passed the exam.

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Georgia Bar Exam pass rate falls

5 November 2018

DAILY REPORT — After an upward climb last year, the pass rate for the Georgia Bar Exam has dropped, according to results for the July 2018 exam released Friday by the state Office of Bar Admissions.

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New York State bar exam pass rates drop

29 October 2018

ABA JOURNAL — Out of 9,679 people who sat for the July 2018 New York state bar exam, 63 percent passed. Results were released Tuesday, according to a press release. Above the Law reports that the July 2018 New York state bar had the lowest number of test takers since July 2004.

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University of Utah Law credits student support for fourth consecutive year of improving bar pass rates

1 October 2018

UTAH BUSINESS — For a fourth consecutive year the number of graduates from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law who have passed the Utah Bar Exam has risen. Ninety percent of S.J. Quinney College of Law students who took the bar exam passed on their first try.

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University of South Dakota Law credits additional resources and bar prep program for improved pass rate

24 September 2018

ARGUS LEADER — Newly released tests scores show University of South Dakota Law, the only law school in the state, has dramatically increased its bar passage rate.

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FIU Law dean discusses graduates’ bar exam success

24 September 2018

FIU NEWS — FIU College of Law graduates have earned the highest bar passage rate of any of Florida’s 11 law schools on the July 2018 Florida Bar Exam.

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