Friday, May 29

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)



For students struggling with convoluted code, PIC Lab’s feeble efforts fall short

Programming experience is quickly becoming a requirement for students in the College of Letters and Science to get internships and jobs. If you haven’t had prior coding experience though, brace yourself for a world of pain. Read more...

Photo: The Program in Computing Lab is a computer lab students can use to work on their programming homework, but they’re often unhelpful. The university should help students who have trouble understanding PIC courses by offering them better tutoring services on campus. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


UCLA should encourage student camaraderie with more social events

Now that the week zero festivities have settled down, and all that’s left are the flyers littering Bruin Walk, Bruins will need to find a way to keep themselves busy. Read more...

Photo: It’s easy to get lost in the sea of students at UCLA. Mixers and meet-and-greets might seem frivolous, but university-sponsored events that help students meet others – and maybe even develop lasting friendships – can go a long way in helping students get the most from UCLA. (Daily Bruin file photo)



Selby Kia: Quarter system keeps students from exploring courses in-depth, causes stress

It’s that time of year again, when UCLA students start to see Snapchats from their semester system friends of post-exam celebrations, hometowns and summer bliss. Meanwhile, weary Bruins have just finished week six of spring quarter. Read more...

Photo: The quarter system is a mainstay of student culture at UCLA. Students and faculty lament the fast pace of the 10-week structure – and rightfully so. Universities such as UC Berkeley employ the semester system and give more time for students to explore the depth of the subject matter – something sorely lacking at UCLA. Perhaps it’s time to retire the quarter system for good. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)