AccessLex Institute: Groundbreaking New Study Examining the California Bar Cut Score

AccessLex Institute has published groundbreaking research that finds the minimum passing score (known as the “cut score”) on the California Bar Exam, which is the second highest in the nation, excludes minorities from admission to the bar at a disproportionately high rate and does not result in greater public protection in the state.


Raising the Bar: An empirical study of bar exam cut scores and their impact on disparities and diversity in the legal profession

Mindsets in Legal Education research, featured in AccessLex newsletter Raising the Bar, shows that the choice of the passing score on a bar exam is also a choice about the profession’s size and diversity.