Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

California Considers Future Of Bar Exam, Possible Test Revisions

Blue Ribbon

Bloomberg Law, California Considers Future of Bar Exam, Possible Test Revisions:

A new committee has been named to consider potential changes to California’s bar exam, including administering part or all of the two-day test online, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday.

The Joint Supreme Court/State Bar Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of the California Bar Exam recommendations follow years-long debate over the usefulness of exams and their practicality for assessing a future lawyer’s performance. It also comes as Covid-19 upended bar exams across the country, delaying tests and moving many online.

The 19-member committee will recommend to the bar and court whether a bar exam is the correct tool to determine minimum competence to practice law, the panel’s charter said.

The committee will make its recommendations next year.

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