Opinion: California Bar Exam changes will improve diversity in the legal profession

5 August 2020

BAKERSFIELD.COM — For more than three decades, California has clung to one of the nation’s toughest testing standards for law school students hoping to practice law in the most populous state in the country.

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Law students call for diploma privilege to enter practice amid bar exam safety concerns

5 August 2020

NONPROFIT QUARTERLY — COVID-19 isolation has interrupted many traditions and traditional patterns of living in the US, from graduations and weddings to work schedules and daycare options—and for the most part, there’s not much we can do about it.

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Several states hold in-person bar exams despite health concerns of test-takers

4 August 2020

BLOOMBERG LAW — Britni Prybol graduated from law school in North Carolina in May, eager to start a career as a patent attorney. But she isn’t taking the state’s bar exam held on July 28 and 29.

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Washburn Law professor Marsha Griggs analyzes bar examiners’ response the pandemic

4 August 2020

LAW360 — The National Conference of Bar Examiners, state courts and other stakeholders have badly bungled the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an article in the fall issue of Howard Law Journal argues, but the crisis could offer an opportunity for the legal community to reconsider the status quo.

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Podcast: State of the bar exam during the pandemic

4 August 2020

BLOOMBERG — Duke Law School Prof Marin Levy discusses the Supreme Court justices and lack of transparency on health issues. Bloomberg Industry Group’s Sam Skolnick discusses Issues with taking the bar exam during pandemic.

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Some Arizona law graduates opt into the remote bar exam offered in October

4 August 2020

KJZZ 91.5 — More than 400 people are registered to sit for the bar exam on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Arizona Supreme Court, which is responsible for administering the test, rented additional space at the Phoenix Convention Center. A spokesman for the court said there’s plenty of room for social distancing to ensure….

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Delaware bar exam cancellation leaves law graduates’ careers on hold

4 August 2020

47 ABC — Hundreds of recent law school graduates will have to wait until next year to take the state’s bar exam. This comes after the Delaware Supreme Court and Board of Bar Examiners canceled the test that was already rescheduled from July to September.

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Hawaii offers temporary licenses to new law graduates due to bar exam delays

4 August 2020

THE GARDEN ISLAND — Bar exam applicants can receive a temporary license to practice law in the state as an alternative to the written test during the coronavirus pandemic, the Hawaii Supreme Court announced this week.

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Iowa law school graduates prepare to take in-person bar exam amid pandemic

4 August 2020

IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN — About 200 law school graduates will sit in a room together in the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines for their bar exam Tuesday and Wednesday, two weeks after Iowa saw its highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day.

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Deans and lawyers applaud Louisiana Supreme Court for waiving the bar exam for recent graduates

4 August 2020

TULANE NEWS — The deans of Louisiana’s four law schools and 16 prominent leaders of the Louisiana bar, including eight past presidents, have joined in commending the Louisiana Supreme Court for its recent decision to waive the bar exam for recent graduates.

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