Willamette Law dean Brian Gallini discusses Oregon State Bar decision on alternative licensure

December 4, 2023

PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL — Brian Gallini said the bar exam doesn’t test actual skills lawyers need and it’s inequitable.

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A look at the results of the July 2023 Multistate Bar Exam

November 27, 2023

JDJOURNAL — The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) results for July 2023 have been released by the National Conference of Board Examiners, showcasing notable changes in scores and test-taker demographics compared to the previous year. 

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Indiana Supreme Court to review proposal that would allow graduates of nonaccredited law schools to take the bar exam

November 27, 2023

ABA JOURNAL — The Indiana Supreme Court is now seeking comment on a proposed amendment allowing graduates of non-American Bar Association-accredited law schools to sit for the Indiana bar exam.

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Oregon Supreme Court approves pathway to practice for law graduates without taking the bar exam

November 15, 2023

REUTERS — Law graduates will be able to become licensed in Oregon without taking the bar exam, starting in May 2024.

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Law schools start preparing students for the NextGen Bar Exam

November 15, 2023

WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL — Big changes are on the horizon for bar exams in 2026, and Minnesota law schools are beginning to make plans for how they might adapt.

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California Bar Exam pass rate falls slightly

November 15, 2023

REUTERS — The July 2023 bar exam cycle wrapped up on Thursday with California reporting a small decrease in its overall pass rate, in contrast to pass rate increases posted by the majority of states.

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Five states commit to administering the new NextGen Bar Exam 

November 9, 2023

REUTERS — Three states say they will start administering the new bar exam in July 2026, and two others say they are committed to making the switch in the future, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

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How law schools are preparing students for the NextGen Bar Exam

November 9, 2023

SAINT PAUL LEGAL LEDGER MINNESOTA LAWYER — Big changes are on the horizon for bar exams in 2026, and Minnesota law schools are beginning to make plans for how they might adapt.

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How law school graduates in Ohio performed on the July 2023 bar exam

November 9, 2023

CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS — Out of 966 aspiring lawyers who sat for the July 2023 bar exam in Ohio, 707 (or 73%), passed according to results posted by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Maryland to adopt NextGen Bar Exam in July 2026

November 6, 2023

THE DAILY RECORD — Beginning in July 2026, applicants seeking admission to the Maryland bar will take a new exam, the Maryland Supreme Court announced in an administrative order filed today.

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