Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is a Uniform Bar Exam on the Horizon?

Lawyers have been talking about the possibility for years, but optimism has been hard to come by. Now, the president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners thinks the time may be right.

Lawyers are moving across state lines with greater frequency. In these difficult economic times, law students aren’t sure where they will end up and don’t know which bar exam  to  take. The Conference of Chief Justices and the ABA section on legal education have recently endorsed the proposal. Moreover, 18 states already give the same bar exam, consisting of the Multistate Bar Exam, the Multistate Essay Examination, and the Multistate Performance test. Here is the ABA Journal’s article on the subject (December 2010 issue).


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