California Supreme Court will not lower passing score for bar exam

Last Wednesday, the California State Supreme Court announced that it will not be lowering the passing score for the state’s bar exam.

While lowering the passing score has been the trend across the country, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told lawmakers this past spring that the court would need a “fully developed analysis with supporting evidence” to justify a reduction.

California currently has the second highest cut score just behind Delaware. Law school deans, students and Democratic lawmakers have been pressing the court to lower the cut score for a while now. A California State Bar committee recommended in August that the Supreme Court reduce the passing score. You can read more about that on one of our previous blog posts.

You can get the full article from The Recorder here.

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