Friday, February 15

The cut score for passing the California bar exam is unreasonably high. This results in low passing rates in the state, which hinder perfectly capable students from starting their law careers. (Daily Bruin file photo)

California lawyer hopefuls disadvantaged by unnecessarily high cut score

The bar is set too high for law students trying to pass the California bar exam. And the reasons are bafflingly pointless. In order to be a practicing lawyer in California, one must pass the bar exam, a multiday test consisting of multiple choice and essay questions, to be licensed by the state. Read more...

Photo: The cut score for passing the California bar exam is unreasonably high. This results in low passing rates in the state, which hinder perfectly capable students from starting their law careers. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The cut score for passing the California bar exam is unreasonably high. This results in low passing rates in the state, which hinder perfectly capable students from starting their law careers. (Daily Bruin file photo)


The Daily Bruin will be referring to pieces from the public as “op-eds” instead of “submissions.” The change isn’t just semantic, though – it’s part of an effort to better tell the community’s stories. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Letter from the editor: Why we’re switching out submissions for op-eds

The principal mission of any local newspaper is to tell the stories of its community. Sometimes, though, those stories are best told by the community itself. Read more...

Photo: The Daily Bruin will be referring to pieces from the public as “op-eds” instead of “submissions.” The change isn’t just semantic, though – it’s part of an effort to better tell the community’s stories. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

The Daily Bruin will be referring to pieces from the public as “op-eds” instead of “submissions.” The change isn’t just semantic, though – it’s part of an effort to better tell the community’s stories. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

The Skirball fire raged within earshot of UCLA in December 2017, threatening students’ well-being. The campus fell into chaos as administrators struggled to accommodate academics during a time of emergency. More than a year later, UCLA still has done little about this. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A year after Skirball, UCLA still needs to improve emergency response procedures

UCLA gave students their own version of a finals dead week by allowing them to venture to class in hazardous air conditions during the Skirball fire. Read more...

Photo: The Skirball fire raged within earshot of UCLA in December 2017, threatening students’ well-being. The campus fell into chaos as administrators struggled to accommodate academics during a time of emergency. More than a year later, UCLA still has done little about this. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Skirball fire raged within earshot of UCLA in December 2017, threatening students’ well-being. The campus fell into chaos as administrators struggled to accommodate academics during a time of emergency. More than a year later, UCLA still has done little about this. (Daily Bruin file photo)





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