Thursday, March 26, 2020

NCBE Update - July 2020 Bar Exam Decision Timeline

Hat Tips to Prof. Antonia (Toni) Miceli (St. Louis University) and Prof. Kirsha Trychta (West Virginia University)...

As of today March 26, 2020, the NCBE has just issued an announcement regarding COVID-19's potential impact for the upcoming July 2020 bar exam.  

To summarize the NCBE announcement:

  • First, the NCBE indicates that each jurisdiction will make its own decision as to whether it can administer a July 2020 bar exam.
  • Second, the NCBE will issue a decision around Tuesday, May 5, 2020, as to whether the NCBE can "deploy" the MBE (multiple-choice exam), the MEE (essay exam), and the MPT (legal analysis/writing performance test) for use by state bar examiners for the July 2020 bar exam.
  • Third, the NCBE has announced that, even if the July 2020 bar exam goes forward, it will offer additional materials for use by jurisdictions for either an additional or alternative Fall 2020 exam (dates to be finalized).

For complete details, please see today's March 26, 2020 NCBE announcement via the following link:

(Scott Johns)

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