AccessLex Institute makes bar exam prep courses available at no cost for 4,000 law graduates

October 20, 2021

ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE — Leading legal education nonprofit AccessLex Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Helix Bar Review by AccessLex®, the only national nonprofit bar preparation program. Consistent with its history and mission of working to improve access for the next generation of lawyers and create a more diverse legal profession, AccessLex is offering more….

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Texas Board of Law Examiners releases July 2021 bar exam results

October 20, 2021

REUTERS — The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t appear to have hurt the performance of law graduates who sat for the Texas bar exam in July. The overall pass rate for that full-length, in-person exam was 68%, according to figures released Friday by the Texas Board of Law Examiners. That’s the same pass rate as the July 2019 test,….

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University of Kansas Law celebrates graduates’ success on the bar exam

October 19, 2021

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW — University of Kansas School of Law graduates who took the Kansas and Missouri bar exams for the first time in July 2021 passed at rates well above the state averages. In Missouri, 100% of KU Law graduates who took the Missouri bar exam for the first time in July….

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Minnesota explores alternatives to the bar exam

October 18, 2021

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT — The state board that licenses attorneys to practice in Minnesota has begun a comprehensive study that could offer new pathways into the profession as early as 2026. Minnesota is one of 38 states that require new lawyers to pass the Universal Bar Examination, a grueling test that came under increased….

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Report details technical issues with the July California Bar Exam and their impact on test takers

October 6, 2021

BLOOMBERG LAW — About 2% of California bar exam takers lost time or content from online technical glitches in July, according to the state’s overseer of the tests. While about 31% of test takers experienced flaws with software memory utilization, the “vast majority” worked through the temporary difficulties, according to the State Bar of California.“Although the data….

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A look at July Connecticut Bar Exam results

October 6, 2021

JDJ JOURNAL — The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee released the results of the July 2021 remote bar exam on September 24, 2021. This time, the overall pass rate for the remote bar exam stood at 59%. Among a total of 365 candidates that took the exam, 214 candidates passed and 151 candidates failed. The pass rate….

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Northern Kentucky University Law fund reduces financial impediments for students preparing for the bar exam

October 4, 2021

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY — Chase College of Law is seeing spectacular results in an initiative that helps graduating students overcome the financial obstacles to passing a bar exam, such as not being able to afford a review course or not having concentrated study time. Students assisted by the alumni-supported Finish Line Fund since its inception in late….

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University of Oregon Law details graduates’ success on the July Bar Exam

October 4, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW — The Oregon State Bar (OSB) recently released July 2021 bar passage rates. University of Oregon School of Law alumni who took the exam for the first time outperformed the state average with a passage rate of 90%. The OSB reported that 84% of all first-time bar takers passed….

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St. Mary’s to break new ground with fully online J.D. program

September 29, 2021

NATURAL JURIST — St. Mary’s University School of Law will become the first law school accredited by the American Bar Association to offer a J.D. program completely online. The program will kickoff in Fall of 2022, with a limit of 25 students, the school announced recently. None of the schools currently offering such programs are ABA accredited.….

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FIU Law earns highest scores on Florida bar exam for the seventh consecutive year

September 29, 2021

FIU NEWS — FIU has once again ranked as the top-performing Florida law school on the Florida bar exam. FIU Law graduates earned an 88.8% passing rate on the Florida bar exam in July. This is the highest of any Florida law school, and 17.2 percentage points above the state average. The exam was administered remotely. FIU Law….

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