Podcast: How evidence differs from other topics on the Bar Exam

June 21, 2022

BAR EXAM TOOLBOX — Today, we’re focusing on an important topic in Evidence – the Best Evidence Rule, which requires a witness to produce the document whose contents he or she is testifying about.

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ABA data: Two-year bar exam pass rates increase for 2019 law graduates

June 2, 2022

THE NATIONAL JURIST — The ultimate bar passage rate for the nation’s law schools—a measurement of a graduating class’s bar exam success over a two-year period—is trending in the right direction. But arguably a snail could lap it.

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How law students prepare for bar exams

June 2, 2022

NATIONAL JURIST — If you’re about to begin bar prep, it is natural to want to know exactly how much you’ll need to study in order to get a passing score. It’s human nature to want a definite, clear answer, and we wish we could give you one. However, the true, real answer is that….

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California State Bar considers proposal to extend program allowing graduates to practice under supervision without taking Bar Exam

June 2, 2022

REUTERS — The State Bar of California wants to give hundreds of law graduates in the state more time to complete a pandemic-era program that has enabled them to practice under the supervision of an attorney without having passed the bar exam.

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DC boosts capacity for July bar exam following outcry

June 2, 2022

REUTERS — Bar exam officials in Washington, D.C., have secured a second site for the upcoming attorney licensing test in July, enabling them to accommodate 450 additional examinees.

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California Bar exam pass rates fall for February 2022 exam

May 19, 2022

THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA — Today the State Bar announced that 1,056 people (33.9 percent of applicants) passed the February 2022 California General Bar Exam—the first in-person exam since February 2020.

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DC Bar Exam seat preferences create scramble for out-of-area law graduates

May 19, 2022

REUTERS — Registration for the District of Columbia’s July bar exam opens Thursday, and seats are sure to fill up fast amid a significant reduction in available spots.

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DC Court of Appeals adds more seats to July Bar Exam

May 19, 2022

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS NEWSROOM — The DC Court of Appeals has continued to seek additional venues to administer the DC Bar Exam in July, and today we are happy to announce that we have increased our seating capacity to 1550 seats.

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ABA data: Racial gap in bar exam bass rates increased in 2021

May 12, 2022

REUTERS — New data from the American Bar Association highlighting racial disparities in bar exam pass rates could add fuel to ongoing debates over the fairness of the attorney licensing test and whether it should be reformed.

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ABA Legal Ed council asked again to remove requirement for entrance exams

May 12, 2022

ABA JOURNAL — A suggestion to eliminate the accreditation standard requiring entrance exams for law school admissions has been made to the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

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