Update on California Bar Email

Hello all,

The California State Bar tweeted this evening that the essay topics and performance exam topic was shared on Thursday and that it was brought to their attention earlier today.

Obviously, everyone should focus on the topics that are being tested. Review as many essays as you can in these areas. Also, make sure that you have the approach for Criminal Law Murder down. See earlier posts for the approach. I will write more tomorrow.

This is truly unprecedented and for me, definitely concerning.

Hang in there!

More to come.wow-155268_1280

Lisa Duncanson
Bar Exam Guru
Founder/Program Director
Bar None Review, established 1999
email: BarExamGuru@yahoo.com

3 comments

  1. So the results of the July 2019 cal bar will be forever flawed for many reasons. Really??? Revealing the subject matter? Some people will not know of the information and others will get it at later times than others. How did the bar even make a letter or email about the subjects and then send it? Then they come clean and reveal that info to all? Makes me wonder if any letters or emails were sent in previous exams? The bar will likely say they made a mistake and will make sure it never happens again. I will likely take cal bar in feb 2020. Thanks for the information

    On Sun, Jul 28, 2019, 12:00 AM Bar Exam Guru’s Blog wrote:

    > barexamguru posted: “Hello all, The California State Bar tweeted this > evening that the essay topics and performance exam topic was shared on > Thursday and that it was brought to their attention earlier today. > Obviously, everyone should focus on the topics that are being test” >

    • Thank you for your comment Loren. It is so incredible that this has happened. I am speechless, floored. It truly leads one to question many things about the exam. How this could happen and has it happened before? It is just bad all around. You are absolutely correct that some examinees will walk into the exam on Tuesday and may not have heard this happened – how devastated I would feel if I got to the exam and found out that the topics were shared, but I had not checked my email. Wow. And that is the reason I posted this as quickly as I could. Thank you for following my blog. This will definitely be a topic of discussion for sometime.

  2. Going into the Bar Exam eliminating ‘the fear of the unknown’ will certainly be an advantage for a higher pass rate. How many of us who took the bar, saw our Achilles Heel subject and panicked. Knowing in advance if that subject won’t be tested 6 days before the bar will factor in mentally.

    Im suspecting there is some sort of Operation Varsity Blues behind this. Is Aunt Becky working for the State Bar? 🤔

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