Bloomberg Law
Sept. 1, 2020, 8:07 AM

California Lawmakers Urge Bar to Retroactively OK Exam Scores

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

The California Legislature early Tuesday approved a resolution urging the California Bar to permanently lower the passing score retroactive to July 2015, something the California Supreme Court has already declined to do.

The California Supreme Court on Aug. 10 dropped the passing score from 1440 to 1390 for the October exam to be administered online and going forward.

  • The resolution (H.R.103) urges the court, which oversees lawyer admittance, to retroactively lower the score so those who earned at least a 1390 score in the past five years could be admitted to practice.
  • “California’s historically high passing score has ...

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