Professor Selina Farrell Quoted on State Bar of California Consideration of Uniform Bar Exam - Daily Journal
Professor Selina Farrell is quoted in the Daily Journal article, "Attorneys Concerned Adoption of New Bar Exam Would Lower Standards While Law Deans Support a Change." The article discusses the State Bar of California's announcement on May 15 that it would consider adopting the Uniform Bar Exam that is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Excerpt from "Attorneys Concerned Adoption of New Bar Exam Would Lower Standards While Law Deans Support a Change"
Selina Farrell, assistant dean for academic excellence at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, favors California adopting the Uniform Bar Exam. She said that most ABA-accredited law schools in California already teach national legal principles.
"While some bar subject courses taught at California ABA schools are naturally California-focused, like community property and wills and trusts, I would not anticipate the need for significant programmatic shifts in law school curriculums if the UBE is adopted here," Farrell said.
She suggested the addition of an online multiple-choice test on California-specific laws could make up any deficiency.
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