The High Cost of Lowering the Bar

Two professors from Pepperdine wrote this article which “present[s] data suggesting that lowering the bar examination passing score will likely increase the amount of malpractice, misconduct, and discipline among California lawyers.  Our analysis shows that bar exam score is significantly related to likelihood of State Bar discipline throughout a lawyer’s career.”  As you might expect they have received some serious criticism for their conclusions.

Today they responded to those criticisms with an article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  They are both good reading.

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