CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

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CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby lawbosscalif » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:27 pm

Read it for yourself...

http://apps.calbar.ca.gov/cbe/docs/agen ... 000966.pdf

Not 100% approved yet but seems inevitable.

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby anon sequitur » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:48 pm

As someone with vague plans to take the CA bar exam sometime in the semi-distant future, this is great. So MBE would weighted 50%, if I understand? That'd be doubly great.

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby lawbosscalif » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:53 pm

It appears that way. 50% MBE is huge - in a good way. The future classes are too lucky, IMO.

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby RaiRai » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:58 pm

wow, lucky them. just 5 essays, 1 short PT and the usual MBE day.

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:01 pm

lol i got hosed

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby 071816 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:02 pm

lucky sons a bitches

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby lawbosscalif » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:41 pm

From what I read in their prior meeting agenda/minutes - that even though the test will be shorter in length that students should not mistakenly believe the test will become easier. FWIW. Sounds like they might make the essays harder or do something to counter balance the shorter test.

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:48 pm

it seems like they're getting as close to adoping the UBE as they can without just adopting the UBE

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby comet_halley » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:24 pm

I agreed with that. I believe that within 10 years, most states will adopt UBE.

NY's adopting is really a big step for UBE.

Though, it might still be tough for CA test takers, because it seems that CA bar would not budget on the passing grades. 144 might still be required for passing the exam. But perhaps test takers will focus more on MBE in the future, it might help the MBE curve which in turn helps the essay curve.

horrorbusiness wrote:it seems like they're getting as close to adoping the UBE as they can without just adopting the UBE

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby robinhoodOO » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:56 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:it seems like they're getting as close to adoping the UBE as they can without just adopting the UBE


So, basically like every other fucking thing CA does...

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby lacrossebrother » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:12 am

robinhoodOO wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:it seems like they're getting as close to adoping the UBE as they can without just adopting the UBE


So, basically like every other fucking thing CA does...

What?

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Re: CA Bar changes to 2 day exam as early as July 2017

Postby robinhoodOO » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:19 am

lacrossebrother wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:it seems like they're getting as close to adoping the UBE as they can without just adopting the UBE


So, basically like every other fucking thing CA does...

What?


As in, CA does its own thing without officially adopting what other States do. Like the Rules of Professional Conduct which are based on the ABA Model Rules.




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