520 ABA Journal Bar Exam articles.
Updated: The council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has advanced a proposal to make standardized admissions tests optional at accredited law schools.
Nov 18, 2022 2:42 PM CST
Aspects of law school remote learning during the pandemic, including open-book tests, are being blamed by some for first-time bar pass rate decreases in at least 31 jurisdictions.
Nov 17, 2022 11:03 AM CST
Nov 11, 2022 9:10 AM CST
Nov 7, 2022 8:57 AM CST
Oct 25, 2022 9:49 AM CDT
Corrected: The pass rate for the July 2022 New York bar exam was 66%, which is an increase of three percentage points from the July 2021 bar exam.
Oct 20, 2022 3:08 PM CDT
Almost a year after being found out of compliance with an ABA accreditation standard that requires a bar pass rate of at least 75% within two years, the Golden Gate University School of Law significantly reduced its first-year class size and awarded full-tuition scholarships to all newly admitted full-time JD students.
Oct 5, 2022 10:27 AM CDT
The profession often has a hard time with change, and some have said there’s a sense that keeping a bar exam will likely assure people in power that wealthy clients won’t be harmed by admissions alternatives. Nevertheless, lawyers interviewed by the ABA Journal say it’s important that states are even considering changes at all.
Oct 1, 2022 3:30 AM CDT
Sep 13, 2022 2:13 PM CDT
Following repeated failures to show compliance with Standard 316, which requires a bar passage rate of at least 75% within two years, the ABA has given an extension of up to three years to two Puerto Rican law schools.
Sep 9, 2022 2:10 PM CDT
Language for a controversial law school standard, which states that at least 75% of a law school’s graduates pass a bar within a two-year period, is being examined by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar—in light of some jurisdictions considering alternative paths to law licensure.
Aug 19, 2022 2:53 PM CDT
If you have a 2022 Windows laptop with a 12th-generation Intel Core processor, it probably won’t work for the July bar exam.
Jul 21, 2022 11:17 AM CDT
Jul 20, 2022 2:05 PM CDT
A Louisiana lawyer accused of shooting a sheriff’s deputy Saturday in a possible road rage incident had been admitted to practice following a 1989 felony conviction.
The lawyer, 59-year-old Koby…
Jul 11, 2022 4:40 PM CDT
Andrea Gagliardi has various diagnosed disabilities. She had hoped two recent neuropsychological evaluation reports would support her bar exam accommodation requests. But that didn’t happen.
Jun 30, 2022 9:52 AM CDT