UPDATE: Sept. v. October? The saga will end “the week of July 13.”
Brief statement on the Bar’s Admissions page: “The Supreme Court will issue a final determination on the status of the fall 2020 bar exam the week of July 13.”
Two lingering questions beyond the date of the test:
If it’s true that neither NCBE nor the Cal Bar will scale the MBE to the written exam, why would anyone use the MBE on the fall Cal Bar Exam?
Will the Cal Bar extend the exam by one day to allow everyone to take the PT at the same time, thereby allowing people to print the Library and the File and eliminate the possibility of cheating on the test? Will the Cal Bar concede that nobody can cheat on the PT as long as it is held at the same time for everyone?
Scaling question: what’s the bigger scaling concern: the ability to scale the MBE to the written portion of the test? Or the ability to scale the PT given that, if students can’t print the Library and File on the PT, then applicants are taking an artificially different test?