No. 23-55188.

99 F.4th 1128 (2024)

Douglas Mercer PELL, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Amy NUÑEZ, Director of Admissions, State Bar of California, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed April 30, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Susan Barilich , Susan Barilich PC, Glendale, California, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Jean R. Krasilnikoff , Assistant General Counsel; Robert G. Retana , Deputy General Counsel; Office of the General Counsel, The State Bar of California, San Francisco, California; Kirsten R. Galler , Assistant General Counsel; Ellin Davtyan , General Counsel; Office of the General Counsel, The State Bar of California, Los Angeles, California; for Defendant-Appellee.

Before: Richard C. Tallman, Sandra S. Ikuta, and John B. Owens, Circuit Judges.


In this case, a law student petitioned the State Bar of California for a hearing to excuse his delay in taking the First Year Law Students Exam (FYLSX), a prerequisite to bar admission for students attending an unaccredited law school, and to waive the resulting...

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