Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Following up on yesterday's post, July 2017 California Bar Exam Results Rebound From 32-Year Lows: The Recorder, UC Hastings Law Dean Calls Bar Exam Failure for Top Schools 'Unconscionable':
The pass rate on California’s July bar exam may have risen to a five-year high but one dean says the state remains on “a wayward path” by holding on to a score requirement that is the second highest in the country.
UC Hastings Dean David Faigman said Monday he’s disappointed that only 70 percent of first-time test-takers at American Bar Association-approved schools such as his passed the test. The pass rate for comparable students in New York was 86 percent.
“There’s simply no suggestion that New York is admitting scores of unqualified lawyers to the bar,” Faigman told The Recorder. California is “just out of the mainstream,” he added. ...
“It’s virtually unconscionable” to accept that “30 percent of ABA-accredited graduates from California law schools are not minimally competent to practice law,” Faigman said.
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