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Cal Bar Exam pass rate INCREASES! Why? Read on...

Nov
17

Hello everyone!

Great news tonight for more Cal Bar Exam applicants this year.  49.6% passed July 2017, which is a 6% increase year over year from July 2016.

Why?

One indicator, surprisingly enough from a nationwide perspective, was a nationwide (and California) INCREASED score on the MBE.

From July 2013-2016, MBE scaled scores have been trending DOWN significantly.

CALIFORNIA SCALED SCORES

July 2013  1459

July 2014  1435

July 2015  1424

July 2016  1421

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Cal Bar Exam passing score will not change

Oct
20

On October 18, 2017, the California Supreme Court concluded, "Based on that review and balancing all considerations, the court is not persuaded that the relevant information and data developed at this time weigh in favor of departing from the longstanding pass score of 1440."  Candidly, an odd result given the long and winding road that started with ABA law school Deans writing a letter, then testimony before the assembly, then standard setting studies, then the Supreme Court taking the unpre

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Kim Sherman, Esq. - WINNIN' TIME! and Oregon Bar!

Yes, folks, students can use WINNIN' TIME to pass bar exams using the UBE, such as Oregon!
 
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evaluating the cut score for the Cal Bar - from the Cal Bar

Aug
10

From the State Bar's web site:

 

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Cal Bar Cut Score Study - report on July 31 Cal Bar Meeting

Aug
01

Quick edit:  

 

Just found Lyle Moran's (Daily Journal) statement about the two options to be considered for public comment between now and August 25:

1. no change at all - cut score remains 1440.

2. change cut score to 1414 for July 2017 ONLY and revisit cut score discussion after July 2017 results are released.

 

Some thoughts:

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July 31 Cal Bar Meeting - Important?

Jul
28

Hello everyone!

To the July 2017 Cal Bar applicant pool, I hope your exam went well and for the laptoppers, I hope you uploaded in a timely fashion!

To all interested parties, I note that there will be a joint meeting on Monday, 11-4 pm, between the Admissions and Education Committee and the Committee of Bar Examiners.

In the open session, there's only one item:

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All that said...

Jul
11

Note the Supreme Court's admonition of the effective date, though:

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California Bar Examination - Cal Bar Loses Authority to Determine Cut Score!

Jul
11

Hello everyone!

Good luck to the July 2017 Cal Bar Applicants!  

Big bombshell today.  As reported on abovethelaw.com:

 

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Sample answers for February 2017 Cal Bar Exam AVAILABLE

Jun
22

Hello everyone!

The sample answers for the Essays and PTs for the February 2017 California Bar Examination were posted today, June 22.

You can find them here:

http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Examinations/California-Bar-Examinat...

If you wish, you can take a moment and mark the end of the 3-day exam, Essay 6, and PT B.

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