Letter: Whither Bar Exam Results?
Of the fifty states who gave bar exams in July 2013, only twelve have not posted their results. South Carolina is one of those states. New York and California are always the last two states to post – but on their judicial websites they indicate results will be posted no later than November 1, 2013. Nevada, Georgia and Virginia, meanwhile, have stated that their results will be posted next week.
Wyoming? It changed its format and gets a break. Meanwhile Michigan has one of the toughest bar exams and is always late.
One online pundit wrote there are more bison in South Dakota than law students and they have no excuse.
So that leaves South Carolina, Massachusetts and Maryland.
Why is South Carolina’s Supreme Court so secretive and so late with the July 2013 bar exam results?
Will the passing percentage for the Charleston School of Law (CSOL) make a difference in the College of Charleston possbily purchasing the school? Will the passing percentage impact its accreditation? Is S.C. Chief Justice Jean Toal trading passing rates for votes in her campaign to deny fellow justice Costa Pleicones a term as the chief?
The South Carolina Supreme Court determines who passes the bar and who does not. How the court makes that decision is a secret. As we learned with the 2007 Bar Exam scandal, it’s Jean Toal and her clerk Daniel Shearouse who make the decisions – and then inform the other four justices.
Inquiring minds want to know: When will the bar exam results be released?
That’s a damn good question …