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Law Student Seeks Pardon of Assault Conviction So He Can Take Bar

Originally charged a decade ago with attempted murder, Shay Golden pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Now the 31-year-old second-year student at

ABA Group Backs Uniform Bar Exam

One country, one bar exam? That is far from the situation in the United States right now, and that is not likely to be the reality at any point in…

New Pay Package Keeps Time Warner GC in Third Place

Time Warner’s general counsel has signed a new contract that pays him $1.25 million a year, plus a possible bonus of $2.5 million.

The pay package puts Paul Cappaccio third…

Georgetown 3L’s Supreme Court Appeal: Let Law Students Save Money, Take Bar After 2 Years

A number of law students see their third year as something of a waste of time—and money.

But Roger Gordon, 43, is walking the walk. The third-year student at Georgetown…

Tums, Anyone? What About a Massage? Law Schools Vie to Offer Best Perks at Ohio Bar Exam

Back in the day, tailgate parties were synonymous with college football games. But some law schools now host similar events for freshly minted legal eagles facing a grueling bar exam…

Bar Exam? There’s an App for That

When Mike Ghaffary decided to take the California bar exam, he did what most other young lawyers do: He enrolled in a bar review course.

With Missouri Move, Idea of Uniform Bar Exam Finally Gets Legs

Missouri has become the first state to replace its bar exam with a uniform test that could help make lawyers more mobile.

Test-takers won’t see the new exam until February,…

Deputy Prosecutor Isn’t Licensed and Isn’t a Law School Student

Margie Alumbaugh doesn’t have a law license and she isn’t a student at a traditional law school, but she’s already getting experience as a deputy prosecutor.

In February Alumbaugh became…

Out-of-State Law Grad Settles Suit Over Wis. ‘Diploma Privilege’ for $7,500

After more than three years of litigation, an out-of-state law graduate has apparently tired of pursing a onetime federal class action over Wisconsin’s so-called diploma privilege, under which graduates of…

$1,000 iPhone App Offers a BARBRI Alternative for Calif. Test Takers

The most expensive iPhone app costs $999.99, but the high cost may not deter some would-be lawyers.

The app, BarMax CA, is a prep course for the…

Blind Law Grad Sues Over Bar Exam’s Human, Rather than Computer, Readers

A blind graduate of UCLA law school plans to take the bar exam in February, and she hopes she will be able to use a computer program that reads the…

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In the decades before attending law school became a prerequisite to practicing law, it was relatively common for states to grant “diploma privilege” to those who did graduate—requiring their bar…

Bar Exam Pass Rates Dip at 9 New York Law Schools: Economy to Blame?

Nine out of New York’s 15 law schools saw a decrease in bar passage rates for this July’s exam, contributing to a drop in the statewide pass rate to 88…

Online Law Grad Petitions to Take Bar, Cites High Cost of Traditional Ed.

Valarie Wallin, a graduate of an online law school, has passed the bar in California and Wisconsin. Now she wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to allow her to take the…

Several States Move Closer to National Bar Exam

The debate for a uniform bar exam heats up as more jurisdictions consider the adoption of a single exam and scoring system that would be accepted from state to state.

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