The relative difficulty of state Bar exams has popped up as a topic of recent interest.
- The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar announced that it will raise the minimum passing score, or cut score, on the Illinois Bar exam from 264 (out of 400) to 272. The cut score will be raised in two stages, first to 268 for the July 2013 Bar, and second, to 272 for the July 2015 Bar.
- Robert Anderson (Pepperdine) recently blogged on The Most Difficult Bar Exams, and his post was picked up by Above the Law and the ABA Journal News Now, among others.
So, how much harder is the Illinois Bar becoming?