California supreme court looks to adjust bar exam

California has been known for having one of the most challenging bar exams in the country. With passing rates on the decline, especially as of late, the state has decided to make it easier to pass the exam, by lowering it's 'cut score.' The cute score is the lowest possible score you can get and still pass. If this score is lowered to match that of other states, California expects to see a higher success rate.

In making their exam easier, it is really standardizing it to match what is most commonly used across the country. Those opposed to lowering the minimum score argue that it should remain as is, in order to keep ill-prepared lawyers from practicing; however, those in favor argue the high standard is keeping many qualified lawyers from practicing.

There is not a specific date set that this will go enact, however it could be updated come this fall.


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