Texas offers makeup bar exam because of deep freeze
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Following Texas’ freezing February weather, which led to power outages, disrupted water service and more than 20 deaths, according to CNN, the Texas Board of Law Examiners announced Friday that it would offer a makeup bar exam in March in addition to the test that starts Tuesday.
The makeup exam, which will be administered March 16 and 17, will not be a uniform bar exam like the February test. Both exams are remote.
As of Monday morning, it appeared that 90% of the test-takers would be sticking with the February remote exam, Nahdiah Hoang, executive director of the TBLE, told the ABA Journal in email.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners will assist with March score calculations, which be used for local admission only, an NCBE spokesperson told the Journal.
For Texas’ February test-takers, those who lack access to electricity can be reimbursed up to $250 for hotel stays, according to the TBLE website. Also, if a candidate loses internet service during the February bar exam, they can continue working and finish the exam section, the website states.
As of Monday, millions of Texans were dealing with water issues, and about 12,000 had no power service, according to USA Today.