Minnesota State Bar Association


MSBA Positions & Policies on Admission to Practice

Bar Exam Scores
Position: The MSBA opposes increasing the score required to pass the bar examination.

The resolution states that the Bar opposes such an increase because:

  1. it has not been demonstrated that increasing the score will increase competency of Minnseota lawyers; and
  2. the increase may disproportionately impact persons of color who site for the bar exam.

-Approved by the General Assembly 6/23/2000-



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