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Monday, September 18, 2017


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State High Court Seeks Input on Bar Exam Scores


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The California Supreme Court on Friday filed an order invited amicus letters on the issue of whether the required score for passing the California bar exam should be lowered.

State Bar trustees on Sept. 6 voted not to take a stance. Rather, presented three alternatives: retaining the present score of 1440 points, lowering it to 1414, or reducing it to 1390.

The high court order says:

“On September 13, 2017, the court received the Final Report on the 2017 California Bar Exam Standard Setting Study of the State Bar of California. Any person or entity wishing to comment on the State Bar’s Final Report may submit an amicus curiae letter (referencing docket number S244281 In re California Bar Exam) to the Office of the Clerk, Supreme Court of California, 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. The commenter must also send a copy of the amicus curiae letter to Vanessa Holton, General Counsel, The State Bar of California, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. The letters to the court and the copies to the State Bar must be postmarked on or before October 2, 2017, or be hand-delivered to the designated addresses by October 2, 2017.”


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