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Samuel Chang Samuel "Sammy" Chang, a rising 3L, is serving his second term as the student body president at University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is also the inaugural Director of Legal Education for the ABA Law Student Division and will sit in as the Law Student Representative on the ABA Council for the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.



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California holds steady on bar cut score

January 01, 2018

In “A Bar to the Bar” in the September/October issue of Student Lawyer, we reported on the fact that the California Supreme Court was about to receive a report on the validity of the California bar and decide on whether to lower the California cut score, which is the second-highest in the country. A month after that issue rolled off the presses, on October 18, the California Supreme Court declined to lower the bar cut score.

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High cut scores: A bar to the bar?

September 01, 2017

Are the cutoffs for passing the bar too high in some states? The California Supreme Court will soon answer that question. It’s expecting a report this fall on the validity of the California bar as well as deliberating whether to lower the California cut score, which is the second-highest in the

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How the decline of bar exam passage rates impacts law students

March 07, 2017

Samuel M. Chang, the outgoing 14th Circuit Governor for the ABA Law Student Division, spoke at an event titled "Declining Passage Rates on the California Bar Exam: Possible Explanations and Impacts," an informational hearing of the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee on Feb. 14. Chang spoke during a panel titled "Possible Impacts of