Bar Exam

Iowa won't end bar exam for state law grads but considers scheduling test during 3L year

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The Iowa Supreme Court has turned down a proposal to eliminate the bar exam for graduates of the state’s two law schools, but it is still considering changes to the process.

The court turned down the Iowa State Bar Association’s diploma privilege proposal on Friday, report the Gazette, the Associated Press and Radio Iowa. But the court said the bar exam process should be “carefully studied, with the goal of achieving greater efficiency, expedition, economy and utility for the applicants for admission.”

The court said it wanted the Iowa Board of Law Examiners to consider whether the bar admission process should be changed and submit recommendations by March 31.

The court specifically asked Law Examiners to consider whether law students should be able to take the exam in their third year of school, and whether the state should adopt the Uniform Bar Examination, which is accepted in 14 states.

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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