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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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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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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Washington Supreme Court grants diploma privilege for law graduates

4 August 2020

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW — As a law student at Gonzaga University, Allison Drescher spent three years preparing for the bar examination – two consecutive days of multiple-choice questions and complicated essay prompts that test not only the legal wit of aspiring lawyers but also their mental stamina.

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UCLA Law student Dellara Gorjian receives UC President’s Award for student leadership

4 August 2020

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — ecent UCLA School of Law graduate Dellara Gorjian ’20 has received the UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership for her advocacy on behalf of DACA recipients.

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Fordham Law student Elias Wright wins UNC Center for Media Law and Policy competition

4 August 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Recent graduate Elias Wright ’20 was awarded first place and a prize of $1,000 in the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy’s second annual James R. Cleary Prize competition for his student note, “The Future of Facial Recognition Is Not Fully Known: Developing Privacy and Security Regulatory Mechanisms for Facial….

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A look at Penn Law’s incoming LLM class

4 August 2020

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — On July 31, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School virtually welcomed the LLM Class of 2021. The class was chosen from over 1,500 applicants from 70 different countries.

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Idaho Supreme Court order creates online October bar exam

29 July 2020

IDAHO STATESMAN — In an emergency order Monday, the Idaho Supreme Court decided to allow recent law graduates to take the bar exam online and extended the period in which graduates can be temporarily licensed to practice law.

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Kansas law students advocate for diploma privilege to enter practice amid pandemic

29 July 2020

KSN 3 NBC — The Kansas Bar Exam is next week and students and faculty from the state’s law schools are advocating for a measure that would side-step the exam.

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