Gift to University at Buffalo Law will support students preparing for the bar exam

October 19, 2022

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW — Bar prep courses and the cost of the exam itself can add up to thousands of dollars—for some students, an unanticipated expense that can derail their progress toward a legal career. Many alumni, including H. Todd Bullard ’87, who has contributed to the fund to provide student support,

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Duquesne Law celebrates bar exam results of recent graduates

October 19, 2022

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY — Graduates of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University achieved an impressive 82.3% first-time taker pass rate on the July 2022 Pennsylvania bar exam. The statewide first-time average pass rate was 75.16%.

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Scores are released for the July Florida Bar Exam

October 12, 2022

FLORIDA BAR NEWS — The Florida Supreme Court has released the following bar examination statistical information developed by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. These results apply to the July 2022 General Bar Examination administered July 26-27 in Tampa.

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Average Scores on Multistate Bar Exam Remain Consistent with Previous Years

October 6, 2022

NCBE — The national Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) mean scaled score for July 2022 was 140.3, consistent with results from recent years’ July administrations. 

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A look at reciprocity and the Uniform Bar Exam

September 6, 2022

JDSUPRA — What Exactly Is Bar Reciprocity? Reciprocity is the ability to practice law in a state where you did not take the bar exam. ‘Waiving’ into a state is beneficial for attorneys who plan to practice law in multiple states.

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Bloomberg survey explores opinions on the bar exam

August 15, 2022

BLOOMBERG LAW — Last week, thousands of law school graduates gathered across the country to tackle one of several hurdles to becoming a licensed attorney in the US: the bar exam. The current format and process of the exam have spurred controversial discussions in recent years, which only heightened with the onset of the pandemic

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A look at the challenges faced by pregnant bar exam test-takers

August 15, 2022

BUZZFEED NEWS — “It sounds hyperbolic, but it’s basically saying to someone, ‘You can either be a mom or you can be a lawyer — which one do you choose? You can either take this bar exam, or you can feed your baby — which one do you want to do?’ And which one do you

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Opinion: Bar exam technical issues keep students from succeeding

August 15, 2022

BLOOMBERG — This week, tens of thousands of budding lawyers sit for the bar examination. For the second year in a row, the big news is about technology. Last July, Examplify — the software used for remote testing — crashed repeatedly. Just weeks before this year’s exam, test-takers who’d bought new Windows laptops were informed

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Looking at the advantages of Wisconsin’s diploma privilege for graduating law students

August 11, 2022

REUTERS — As thousands of would-be attorneys anxiously await their scores after slogging through last week’s bar exam, law grads in Wisconsin are already beginning their careers as full-fledged attorneys, blithely unburdened by the need to pass a test.

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Law graduates receive warning that remote bar exam will not work on some newer computers

August 1, 2022

REUTERS — Some law graduates slated to take the bar exam on July 26 and 27 were left scrambling to secure older laptops after learning this week that the exam software will not work on certain newer machines. ExamSoft, the company that supplies the software used on the mandatory attorney licensing exam, told examinees in

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