Changes coming to La. bar exam grading

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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 4:34 AM
Updated: Feb 14, 2012 4:34 AM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - Those taking the state bar examination should prepare for a major change.

CityBusiness of New Orleans reports that the old rules required would-be attorneys to pass at least seven of the nine exam sections. Five of those covered Louisiana's civil code and required successful completion of four.

Until this month, students could retake the parts they failed as long as they passed a minimum of five sections.

Tulane University civil law professor Ron Scalise says the Louisiana Supreme Court was concerned that people were trying to piecemeal passage of the exam.

Scalise says the high court wants applicants to make a good-faith effort to pass the entire test the first time. They have up to five chances to pass.

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