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Number passing state bar exam worst in 8 years

May 16, 2017 - The San Francisco Chronicle

The proportion of prospective attorneys who passed the California bar exam has sunk yet again, according to data released by the State Bar of California on Friday, with just 34.5 percent of test takers making the grade.

Those results mark the worst passage rate for the February edition of the exam in eight years. It could serve as fuel for a growing chorus of critics - including law school deans, legislators and court officials - who are concerned that the state's stringent minimum thresh...