Tuesday, November 20, 2007

South Carolina Statement On Bar Grading

As a result of reports suggesting the possibility of favoritism in actions taken in determining whether applicants had passed the South Carolina bar exam, a statement of explanation has been posted on the web page of the South Carolina Supreme Court. The statement notes "understandable concerns" about its decision to ignore one of seven sections of essays, but assures the public that its decision was "not the product of pressure, favoritism or discrimination of any kind."

According to a recent news report, last Thursday the State Bar's Board of Governors issued a statement calling on the court to elaborate on its initial explanation of the decision to admit 20 applicants who had been notified that they had failed. The most recent update on the story from The.State.com was posted today. It appears that concerns about this administration of the South Carolina bar exam are not going to quickly fade away. (Mike Frisch)

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