California is not that hard? Look at the data. I'm not saying other places like DC and Nevada don't have difficult bar exams as well, but California's must be much harder than average. (Even the format is very different)http://blurblawg.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f871a9c88330168e56bcf99970c-pi
I've met many grads from different ABA schools who have had to take the Cal bar three or four times in some cases. Similar to what FalconJimmy is saying, I believe my T4 has certainly focused on preparing us for the bar. Low bar pass rates are reasons to take away a schools accreditation. That happened to the University of La Verne after they produced just a 35% (not quite sure on the exact number) bar pass rate in July of 2011, but they were given back their accreditation earlier this year. So while bar pass rates are not everything, it is still a significant factor. An ABA bar pass rate that low is just unacceptable.
Quote from: Roald on July 18, 2012, 04:40:45 PM. Keeping in mind that CA has the toughest bar exam in the nation...Why? Because so many people fail? You don't think the fact that so many people fail has something to do with the fact that virtually every other state requires ABA accreditation?
. Keeping in mind that CA has the toughest bar exam in the nation...