Impact of the Dobbs abortion decision on the July bar exam
Please note the following message from the NCBE regarding the July 2022 UBE exam, and regarding the MBE on the July 2022 Cal Bar Exam:
NCBE Statement on SCOTUS Decisions
Examinees taking the NCBE-developed July 2022 MBE, MPT, and MEE will not be required to be familiar with this term’s US Supreme Court decisions.
If you’re taking the Cal Bar, please know that the Cal Bar approved the questions for this exam in late April, even prior to the leak of the draft decision in Dobbs. You could see an abortion issue in a Cal Bar Con Law essay. Unlikely, but possible. If you see this come up, mention that it was a fundamental right before June 24, and subject to rational basis review afterwards. Maybe you get a bonus point as a result.