February Bar Exam

Today is the final day of the February administration of the California Bar Exam.  Statistically, California has the most difficult bar exam, and it is one of only three states with a full three-day exam — eighteen hours in all.

The bar exam is only administered twice a year.  Most applicants take the exam at the end of July (after graduating in May).  The February exam has some first-time takers that either graduated a semester early or chose to postpone the exam after graduation.  However, there is a larger percentage of “re-takers” in February.

I have been in contact with several applicants this week — both first-time takers and re-takers.  They are all holding up, and I am proud of them.  I will be happy for them all this afternoon when the marathon exam comes to close, but I say from experience, the test-takers will be the happiest!!!

Best wishes for success to all of our applicants.

Al Sturgeon
Assistant Dean for Student Life


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