How Difficult is The California Bar Exam Really?
If you’re planning to take the February 2021 California Bar Exam, you may be feeling anxious about bar prep. It’s no secret that the California bar exam is notorious for its low pass rates—in February 2020, the pass rate was 26.8 percent. While it’s important to take your preparation seriously, do not let the rumors about the exam deter you from your goal. So, how difficult is the California Bar Exam, really? It’s tough, but we’ve got your back with some context and helpful tips.
UPDATE: California passed an order on January 28, 2021 that allows examinees who narrowly passed the California Bar Exam between July 2015 and February 2020 to be admitted to the state bar after completing 300 hours of supervised legal work (no second bar exam is required).