California bar votes to cut exam from three days to two

In March, I covered the news that the California bar was considering cutting the length of the bar exam from three days to two. Today, Above the Law reports that the bar's board of trustees has unanimously approved the change, which should take effect July 2017.

The proposal (PDF) called for five one-hour essay questions and a 90-minute performance test on one day, and the 200-question multistate bar exam (MBE) on another day. The essays and the multiple choice component would each receive half the weight in the final score.

This post has been updated.