Preach! Except for Delaware (and really, how many people care about Delaware?), I'd be a lawyer in any other state right now. And yeah, that whole, "Takers are idiots now" argument is insult added to injury.KernKraft wrote: ↑Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:28 pmAccording the the CA State Bar, who fails the CBX is incapable. Pass rates are dropping because applicants are worse. They explicitly, repeatedly said that. A good chunk of the people who fail the CBX get a score that would allow them to practice anywhere else. So, according to the CA State Bar, unless you pass the CBX, or get a 1440 in the jurisdiction where you passed, you shouldn't be a lawyer because you are not minimally competent. If that was true, there would be a difference in lawyers sued for malpractice/disbarred in jurisdictions with a lower cut score. There is not, it's been shown in those trial by countless witnesses. It would be much better for their reputations if they just told the truth. "We really have to do this because everybody wants to move to California and practice here. Please, allow us to put a cap on this number of lawyers." But no, they just don't give a shit. Sad. Hopefully in November this will just be a bad memory and we will be able to have won their little power game.Opoponax wrote: ↑Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:12 pmI felt much more comfortable pointing out the bullshit of the CBE after it was revealed they'd stopped counting those who didn't finish the exam. And most lawyers think the bar exam is b.s. too. The fact that California takers routinely have the highest scores on the MBE, but the highest failure right is telling too. When an essay score can be downgraded e.g. from an 80 to a 60, something's seriously wrong.
But whatever. Barring several out of far left field essay topics, I think I'm gonna pass this time. Then I can go on my search for aggrieved people who have been oppressed by the CBE. Or maybe I just drop the whole thing and get on with life.
But if they actually admitted they were artificially keeping pass rates low to protect the field, they'd be in deep shit and they know it. So they'll keeping plugging away with the plausible deniability of super high standards.
Bah. I'm off to YouTube videos about how different things would be if the British would've won the revolution, or the Top Ten Things I Never Knew About the Karate Kid. I used to really enjoy things intellectual. Now my brain just wants candy.