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... has recently been dumbed down ... / First Timers: 39% p cacrimdefense05/20/18
I was just about to post this. Blows my mind that they simpl becksquire05/21/18
The law schools will let in anyone, just be breathing to kee trijocker05/21/18
The bar exam is racist. wearyattorney05/21/18
Without further intervention, and there will be, CBE pass ra cacrimdefense05/22/18
Before the Trump bump, smart kids of every race, color and c wearyattorney05/22/18
Nobody will admit that smart people are avoiding law. I triplesix05/22/18
People taking the exam in February generally either failed t flharfh05/22/18
cacrimdefense (May 20, 2018 - 5:17 pm)

... has recently been dumbed down ... / First Timers: 39% pass rate; Repeaters: 23% pass rate


https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/05/19/bar-too-high-more-failing-california-lawyer-exam/626730002/

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becksquire (May 21, 2018 - 11:45 am)

I was just about to post this. Blows my mind that they simply gloss over the incredibly low admission standards for California law schools.

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trijocker (May 21, 2018 - 2:31 pm)

The law schools will let in anyone, just be breathing to keep the lights on
The sad thing is they admit too many, who either can't pass the bar or find work or both.

"A jury in San Diego on Thursday rejected claims by a law graduate, Anna Alaburda, that the Thomas Jefferson School of Law enticed her to enroll by using misleading graduate employment figures.

In the first — and perhaps last — such case to reach the courtroom, Ms. Alaburda, 37, argued that the school reported a higher percentage of its graduates landed jobs after graduation than was actually the case, and that she relied on the bogus data to choose to attend the school.

After amassing more than $150,000 in debt to graduate in 2008, she has been unable to find a full-time, salaried job as a lawyer, she says."


https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/business/dealbook/law-graduate-who-sued-her-school-loses-at-trial.html

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wearyattorney (May 21, 2018 - 1:01 pm)

The bar exam is racist.

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cacrimdefense (May 22, 2018 - 10:13 am)

Without further intervention, and there will be, CBE pass rates will remain low. The powers that be figured reducing the exam from 3 days to 2 would remedy the problem. Apparently, it hasn't.

In California, it's more than unsophisticated consumers of education taking a chance on law school. It is the make-up of what California is becoming. For approximately the last quarter century, the middle-class has been leaving California and the 3rd world has been rushing in ... and the latter has been cranking out kids. The quality of what many California colleges churn out now is not what it was when the demographics were what existed at the end of the 20th century. Universities like UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge and Cal State Los Angeles are only the hardest hit b/c they now have majority Latino student body populations.

The State of California is not going to allow lots of dark skinned folks to walk around w/ JD's, but no law license. It simply won't happen. Whenever reality threatens the "multicultural" utopia that is being constructed in the Golden State, the response is reducing the standards.

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wearyattorney (May 22, 2018 - 11:20 am)

Before the Trump bump, smart kids of every race, color and creed stopped going. You happen to be correct that African Americans and Latinos would have been the excuse for dumbing it down, but the pass rates were down across the board. They may leave it alone now because people started applying to law school again.

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triplesix (May 22, 2018 - 10:23 am)

Nobody will admit that smart people are avoiding law.

I wonder how raw lawlsat scores look like...

At this rate... TriplesT of yesterday, gonna be t1 of the future.

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flharfh (May 22, 2018 - 11:36 am)

People taking the exam in February generally either failed the past July or were part time students. That means most of them started law school in the Fall of 2014 or may be earlier. That was the absolute low point for law school admissions. Expect the bar exam numbers to recover a little bit as the slighter better classes of more recent years start to graduate.

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