Calif. Justices Say State Bar Must Release Admissions Data

Law360, Los Angeles (December 19, 2013, 6:26 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court of California on Thursday ruled that information in the State Bar of California’s bar admissions database, including applicants’ bar exam scores, law school attended and ethnicity information, should be made available to the public in a way that protects the privacy of applicants.

Plaintiff Richard Sander sought the information from the state bar for research on racial and ethnic disparities in bar passage rates and law school grades, but the request was denied. The trial court concluded that there was no legal basis...
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