California Supreme Court says no to loosening State Bar exam requirements

begin quoteThe California exam has “dubious connection to competence” and has never been studied to determine its relationship to the skills lawyers need, Robert Fellmeth, a University of San Diego law professor, said in a recent opinion column.


California’s bar exam sets its passing score higher than almost any other state — and it will stay that way for now, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday, despite plunging success rates and complaints that potentially good lawyers are being needlessly screened out.


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