Bloomberg Law
Jan. 28, 2021, 7:28 PM

California Supreme Court OKs Plan for Bar Exam Narrow Failures

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The California Supreme Court on Thursday approved a plan to let those who narrowly failed the bar exam in recent years to be admitted to the State Bar following completion of 300 hours of supervised legal practice, without retaking another bar exam.

“This means so much to many people,” said 2019 Santa Clara University School of Law graduate Evan Miller. “The bar exam puts your life on hold.”

The court’s unanimous order reverses its initial refusal to make the state’s lower cut score, from 1440 down to 1390, retroactive. That refusal had spurred many who scored in that range, like ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.