CPIL’s Bridget Gramme '98 (BA), '03 (JD) Quoted in a Los Angeles Daily Journal Article on Recent California Bar Meeting

Bridget Fogarty Gramme

SAN DIEGO (December 20, 2017) University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) administrative director and supervising attorney Bridget Fogarty Gramme, ’98 (BA), ’03 (JD), was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article regarding a recent meeting between leaders of the State Bar and the agency’s Committee of Bar Examiners.

According to the article, the Board of Trustees and the Committee members voiced their concerns with the ongoing study of the panel’s functions.  Bar executives pointed out that until earlier this year, the Committee had not examined the passing score on the bar exam in roughly 30 years.  The examiners were concerned that accurate information be the basis for any future decisions.  Both sides expressed interest in working together on the job analysis study to be done next year.

Gramme urged the Bar to work with the Department of Consumer Affairs for that review.  Stressing that it is important that any studies pertaining to the bar exam be independent to prevent anti-competitive activity.

“We would strongly oppose having the Committee of Bar Examiners itself be solely in charge of these studies going forward, including occupational analysis,” said Gramme, who attended the public meeting in San Francisco.

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