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Questions over bar exam

Mar 14, 2017 - The San Francisco Chronicle

The State Bar of California has agreed to launch a comprehensive assessment of whether the minimum score needed to pass its bar examination should be lowered to allow more prospective attorneys to pass.

In recent weeks, a growing chorus of voices - from state legislators to law school deans to court officials - have registered urgent concerns that the lowest score needed to pass the exam, commonly referred to as the "cut score," is too high, flunking would-be attorneys who would qualify to...