Florida A&M Law receives warning from state over bar exam pass rate

July 11, 2024

MSN — Florida A&M University has received a stern warning from the State University System (SUS) board of governors regarding the performance of its law and nursing programs per a report by the Florida Phoenix.

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Boston University Law faculty share music and advice for students preparing for the bar exam

July 10, 2024

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW — For most students, walking across the graduation stage marks the culmination of their degree, the final hurdle before beginning their long-sought careers. For many law students, however, that final hurdle is the bar exam.

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BARBRI announces new prep course for the NextGen Bar Exam

July 8, 2024

PR NEWSWIRE — As the legal landscape evolves, BARBRI is leading the charge in preparing students for the Next Generation (NextGen) bar exam. 

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Texas to begin using the NextGen Bar Exam in 2028

July 8, 2024

REUTERS — Texas is poised to begin using the new national bar exam in July 2028, but officials are giving the public the opportunity to weigh in before that change is official.

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National Conference of Bar Examiners publish an analysis of NextGen Bar Exam pilot data

June 18, 2024

NCBE — The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has published its first analysis of NextGen bar exam performance data, focused on the pilot testing phase, one of three stages of implementation research being conducted in preparation for the launch of the NextGen bar exam. 

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How to avoid distractions on the day of the bar exam 

June 17, 2024

THE NATIONAL JURIST — Picture it. You’ve spent months deep in bar prep, and exam day has finally arrived. You know the law and you’re equipped with the techniques for answering each type of question; but do you have a plan for staying focused if distractions arise?

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Podcast: Advice for bar exam takers running out of time on an essay response

June 17, 2024

BAR EXAM TOOLBOX — Today, as part of our “Quick Tips” series, we’re talking about time management on the bar exam. Specifically, we share tips on what to do if you run out of time when writing an essay answer.

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ABA legal education section adopts policy statement supporting alternative pathways to attorney licensing beyond the bar exam 

June 4, 2024

REUTERS — The American Bar Association on Friday endorsed alternative attorney licensing pathways that don’t involve the bar exam, marking a major shift in ABA’s stance on admission to practice law.

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California delays plan to create its own bar exam

May 29, 2024

REUTERS — The State Bar of California on Thursday pumped the brakes on a plan to develop its own bar exam that can be administered online — a change the financially struggling organization projects would save as much as $4 million a year.

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Florida Supreme Court allows state’s law graduates to practice under supervision before passing the bar exam

May 29, 2024

FLORIDA BAR NEWS — In March 2023, the Florida Bar Board of Governors accepted a Florida Public Defender Association proposed amendment that would permit law school graduates to practice for up to a year under the supervision of an attorney while they await Bar admission.

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