Stephanie Francis Ward

Stephanie Francis Ward

Senior Writer

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Stephanie Francis Ward, a senior writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 as a legal affairs writer. Ward had worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and California Law Business, a publication of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. She earned her BA in journalism from California State University at Long Beach.

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Recent Articles

October online bar is less than a month away, and test-takers report significant software problems
Sep 17, 2020, 02:02 pm CDT

Recent bar admittees offer study strategies to stay focused in stressful times—including the pandemic
Sep 15, 2020, 12:35 pm CDT

California law deans ask for open-book bar exam, citing fires, racism and tech issues
Sep 14, 2020, 02:45 pm CDT

Charges brought against man accused of kidnapping and assaulting 2 law students
Sep 11, 2020, 10:20 am CDT

Lawyer who allegedly lied about health for deadline extensions should be suspended, hearing board says
Sep 9, 2020, 04:37 pm CDT

Classmates’ comments should be confidential, Harvard Law says in new social media policy
Sep 8, 2020, 01:29 pm CDT

Why did the average scaled score for the July multistate bar exam improve?
Sep 2, 2020, 03:51 pm CDT

How are things working out for 3 Utah law grads seeking diploma privilege?
Sep 1, 2020, 09:08 am CDT

This law prof has been fighting off Twitter trolls during the coronavirus crisis
Aug 31, 2020, 08:00 am CDT

Yale Law School professor accused of sexual misconduct is suspended for 2 years
Aug 26, 2020, 02:37 pm CDT

2 law schools dinged for bar pass standard are now found to be in compliance
Aug 25, 2020, 03:14 pm CDT

New York announces reciprocity agreements with 9 jurisdictions while it plans online October bar exam
Aug 19, 2020, 09:56 am CDT

Software provider pulls out of remotely proctored bar exams because of technology concerns
Aug 18, 2020, 02:41 pm CDT

ABA Legal Ed council addresses reporting requirements amid law schools’ COVID-19 concerns
Aug 17, 2020, 01:25 pm CDT

Florida reschedules online bar exam because of technology problems
Aug 17, 2020, 10:16 am CDT

In lieu of an in-person UBE, some jurisdictions with online bar have reciprocity agreements
Aug 13, 2020, 02:40 pm CDT

With scholarship ruse, law school assistant dean of admissions is accused of stealing $74K
Aug 11, 2020, 02:00 pm CDT

Previous bar examinees won’t get benefit of new California cut score, state supreme court says
Aug 10, 2020, 05:15 pm CDT

Test-takers express safety concerns, fears from in-person bar exam—including lack of masks, unclean bathrooms
Aug 10, 2020, 08:57 am CDT

States should postpone in-person bar exams during COVID-19 pandemic, ABA House says
Aug 4, 2020, 03:45 pm CDT

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