A look at the Georgia October online bar exam results

25 December 2020

GEORGIA BAR ADMISSIONS — The following is a list of names of applicants who passed the October 2020 Georgia Bar Examination. To be eligible for admission to the practice of law in Georgia, an applicant must have passed the Bar Examination and received an acceptable score of 75 or higher on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.

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Maine bar exam pass rate improves over previous year

25 December 2020

BANGOR DAILY NEWS — Eighty-six percent of the September test takers passed the exam, the highest passage rate since July 2016 and nearly 30 percentage points higher than the average passage rate of 56.6 percent between February 2015 and July 2019. The 2020 class of the University of Maine School of Law did even better.

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Michigan Supreme Court announces February bar exam to be administered online

25 December 2020

GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL — The Michigan Supreme Court announced the Board of Law Examiners will administer an online examination from Feb. 23-24. However, the opportunity for in-person testing will be available for students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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New York October bar exam pass rate improves over 2019

25 December 2020

ABA JOURNAL — New York’s bar exam, administered online in October, had an overall pass rate of 84%. According to a news release from the New York Board of Law Examiners, 5,150 people took the test. Comparatively, 7,916 people sat for the state’s July 2019 exam, and the overall pass rate was 76%.

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Boston College Law celebrates success on the October 2020 Massachusetts bar exam

25 December 2020

BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL MAGAZINE — Pride is running high at Boston College Law School as the most recent graduates delivered exceptional results on the October 2020 Massachusetts bar exam. BC Law ranked second in Massachusetts for overall passage rate (95.9 percent) and third in the state for first-time test takers.

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Louisiana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Washington, D.C., announce plans for online February bar exam

16 December 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Louisiana scheduled a remote open-book bar in February, according to a Nov. 25 state supreme court order. The other four jurisdictions—Washington, D.C.; Utah; Oregon; and Washington—have announced remote Uniform Bar Exams, which are offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

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Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions scoring error affects 15 applicants who were initially informed they passed the bar exam

16 December 2020

CNN — A Kentucky lawmaker is outraged after a scoring error led to 15 people being incorrectly told they had passed the state bar exam. Three who had been told they did not pass were told they actually passed. Officials said the mistake was not discovered prior to the release of the results.

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Michigan to conduct February bar exam remotely

16 December 2020

MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY — Michigan’s February bar exam will be conducted remotely, according to a Michigan Supreme Court announcement. What’s not changing is the traditional two-day format: the Board of Law Examiners, or BLE, will administer the online test Feb. 23-24, 2021.

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Updated ABA bar pass standard to consider pandemic challenges and students practicing under diploma privilege

12 December 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Law schools now must report the number of recent graduates admitted by diploma privilege in their annual questionnaires in addition to those who took and passed a bar exam. In a remote meeting Friday, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted the revision as proposed.

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California Bar working group endorses supervised practice requirements

12 December 2020

THE RECORDER/LAW.COM — A state bar committee on Friday endorsed a path to full licensure for certain recent law school graduates who have taken but not passed California’s bar exam. The Provisional Licensure Working Group adopted two sets of supervised practice requirements.

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