Calif. Bar Exam Leak Caused By 'Human Error,' Report Finds

Law360 (November 13, 2019, 8:42 PM EST) -- "Human error" caused a list of essay topics to be sent to law school deans before this summer's California bar exam, according to a report released Wednesday following a California Supreme Court investigation.

The monthslong investigation, led by retired appellate Judge Arthur G. Scotland and his current law firm Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP, found that on July 25 — five days before the exam — a State Bar of California email that included the essay topics and the subject for the performance test was sent in error by a staff member who was attempting to prepare the message ahead of the exam.

"The inadvertent disclosure...

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