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California Bar Exam Results Reveal Worst Pass Rate In Nearly 30 Years — But It’s Not All Bad News

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We may not have gotten any Biglaw bonus news today, but recent law school graduates on the West Coast received a gift that was almost as good. The results of the July 2015 administration of the California bar exam have been released. While the actual results were scheduled for mailing today, test-takers can hop online right now to see if their names are on the pass list.

Given the stark decline in bar passage rates nationwide, many have been waiting with anticipation to see if California’s passage rates for the July 2015 exam would take a nosedive the likes of which had never before been seen. After all, California already has the nation’s most difficult bar exam, with notoriously low passage rates year after year; it was almost expected that test-takers would suffer fates similar to their colleagues across the country.

Were California’s bar examinees in July 2015 “less able” than their predecessors?

Read the whole story at Above the Law

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