California Bill Recommends Lowering Cut Score Retroactive To 2015
published 20.08.2020 14:12
Earlier: California Supreme Court Refuses To Apply New Cut Score Retroactively No Dummies, It’s Not ‘Racist’ To Say Lowering The California Bar Exam Cut Score Will Improve Diversity California Bar Exam Moves Online… And Finally Lowers Cut Score Joe Patrice is a senior editor at Above the Law and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer.
HR 103, introduced earlier this week by State Assembly member and judiciary committee chair Mark Stone, is a resolution calling upon the state supreme court to adopt retroactivity to 2015.
Faced with these well-reasoned arguments, the California Supreme Court decided to ignore them completely and mumble something about Montana being different.
And while there was a sideshow about how this was “racist” — it’s not — the California Supreme Court relished an opportunity to pat themselves on the back for a job well done.
(Image via Getty) When California made the decision to lower its cut score going forward to a 1390, most celebrated the move as an effort to both address an ongoing access to justice problem and to improve absolute diversity in a profession that had suffered from protectionist cloistering.