robinhoodOO wrote:Every time I review the "selected answers" by the Bar, I'm just stunned at some of the shit others have written...Pure evidence question dealing nearly exclusively with hearsay in a civil action and a person starts the Essay by discussing Proposition 8. Why? Who the fuck would mention this? (1) It's Civil; (2) The essay makes no reference to discussing Fed and CA rules of evidence; and (3) Prop 8 has fuck all to do with hearsay anyway.
If I'm a grader and that's your lead-in to this type of question, I'm immediately questioning the minimum competency of this person; yet they receive a selected answer...Just stunned.
now, this is just a theory based on what older lawyers have told me.
there are 2 reasons why they do stuff like this:
1- the bar deliberately uses arbitrary grading criteria because if they didn't they wouldn't be able to keep the pass rate under 50%, which is their true goal, so they can serve the existing lawyers by allowing them to make more money under the laws of supply and demand by keeping otherwise competent lawyers out. every lawyer knows that- at least the older ones.
2- by using arbitrary grading criteria, what ends up happening is that dumb people that are actually not minimally competent get admitted, and because they end up being such awful lawyers, they fail to be competitive with the other existing lawyers so from an economic standpoint, the existing lawyers would make more money.
in summary, 1- they keep more people out, and 2- to let dumb people in that are not minimally competent. all so that the existing lawyers can make more money. think about it, if you passed the bar, you probably would not want anyone else to pass once ur in, except people who cant be competitive with u.