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California Keeps Tough Attorney Licensing Exams

Becoming a lawyer in California isn't going to get easier after the state Supreme Court decided not to lower the minimum passing score on one of nation's toughest licensing exams for attorneys.

Posted: Oct 21, 2017 6:08 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2017 6:08 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Becoming a lawyer in California isn't going to get easier after the state Supreme Court decided not to lower the minimum passing score on one of nation's toughest licensing exams for attorneys.

The justices on Wednesday acknowledged a drop in the percentage of people passing the test but said further study was needed to determine what might be behind the trend.

The court in February ordered the State Bar of California to review whether the score was appropriate for evaluating the minimum competence of prospective attorneys.

The move came after law school deans said in a letter to the court that California's high passing score unfairly penalizes students who would have become lawyers in other states. California has the second-highest passing score requirement in the country.

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