547 ABA Journal Bar Exam articles.
Because of seating limitations, Washington, D.C., law school graduates who are first-time test-takers have priority registration for the July 2022 bar exam, the appellate court recently announced, and some deans are not happy about that.
May 12, 2022 1:02 PM CDT
A suggestion to eliminate the accreditation standard requiring entrance exams for law school admissions has been made to the council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
May 9, 2022 3:21 PM CDT
According to information released Monday by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, white candidates who took a bar exam for the first time in 2021 had the highest pass rate, which was 85%. For people of other races or ethnicities, the first-time pass rate ranged from 47% to 84%.
May 2, 2022 10:29 AM CDT
Apr 29, 2022 8:53 AM CDT
Employment data for 2021 graduates shows a vibrant job market for new lawyers, but it’s too soon to predict the 2022 market, says Aaron Taylor, executive director of the AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence. Taylor also thinks law school enrollment will be a significant factor.
Apr 28, 2022 12:37 PM CDT
A persistent law graduate who passed the bar exam nearly 30 years after his 1985 graduation won’t be able to join the Massachusetts bar as a result of a decision by the state’s top court.
Apr 26, 2022 3:53 PM CDT
Based on data for 2019 graduates, the two-year bar passage rate for ABA-accredited law schools has increased to 91.17%.
Apr 26, 2022 11:29 AM CDT
After increasing to 134 in 2021, the national mean scaled score for the February Multistate Bar Examination has decreased to 132.6 for 2022, which was the same as it was in 2020—just before COVID-19-related quarantines started in many jurisdictions.
Apr 11, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
Mar 10, 2022 11:48 AM CST
When Alaina Arroyo woke up Wednesday morning, her first thought was to get ready for Day Two of the Nebraska bar exam. Then she remembered that wasn’t going to happen because her temperature had registered at 101 degrees on Tuesday, and she was told to leave the testing site.
Feb 24, 2022 11:47 AM CST
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In addition to JD certificates and character and fitness responses, many February bar exam candidates preparing for the in-person test are also submitting proof of COVID-19 vaccines or a negative test—and in some cases both.
Jan 26, 2022 2:40 PM CST
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