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520 ABA Journal Bar Exam articles.

Judge Certifies Non-Wisconsin Law Grads, Axes Bar Admission Class Action

Not law graduates for nothing, a small group of juris doctor degree holders have successfully sought federal class action status over Wisconsin’s policy of allowing only graduates of in-state law…

McCarter & English Chairman is Tough on Typos

The chairman of McCarter & English is apparently a stickler for good grammar.

Chairman Drew Berry tells the Wall Street Journal Law Blog that every first-year lawyer…

U of C Law Grad Accused of Submitting Phony Grades to Sidley Austin

Updated: A lawyer who attended the University of Chicago Law School has been accused in an ethics complaint of lying about his grades when he applied for a summer position…

Big Firms Often Pay Bar Exam Costs, Sometimes Pay Signing Bonuses

Most of the big law firms help their lawyers pick up the costs of bar exam fees and bar review courses, according to an informal survey of readers by the…

Boalt Beefs Up Calif. Bar Prep After 2007 Pass Rate Dips to 82 Percent

Rattled by a pass rate on the California bar exam among its graduates in July 2007 that dipped to 82 percent, one of the state’s most prestigious law schools is…

Law Grad Apologizes for Gay Marriage Bar Exam Question

A law grad who filed a lawsuit because he flunked the Massachusetts bar exam is apologizing to gays for being “an instrument of bigotry and prejudice.”

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Want to Take the N.Y. Bar Exam? Sign a Waiver

Those taking the New York bar exam on their laptops this February will be required to sign a new, detailed waiver protecting the state Board of Law Examiners from liability…

Pass List May Not Be Final for July ‘07 N.Y. Bar Exam

A “fail” may not be the final answer for some individuals who took the New York bar exam in July.

If they were among those who failed the exam because…

Judge Finds BAR/BRI ‘Puffing’ Not Actionable

A New York federal judge has ruled that advertising claims by BAR/BRI were mere puffery that cannot be the basis for a lawsuit.

The suit had claimed BAR/BRI engaged in…

Cardozo and CUNY Gain in Bar Pass Rates

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has nudged out higher-ranked Cornell for third place in a ranking of New York bar exam pass rates.

The top law school was…

CUNY Bar Scores Up

Bar exam snafus aside, there’s some good news for students at CUNY School of Law.

The Flushing school has posted the program’s highest-ever first-try pass rate on the state bar:…

Bar Exam Error Handled Differently in 2003

The quandary over how to handle a scoring error on the South Carolina bar exam is similar to a problem that surfaced with the Multistate Bar Exam in 2003. But…

S.C. Supreme Court: ‘Understandable Concerns’ About Bar Exam

Responding to what it describes as “understandable concerns” about the unusual manner in which some who took the South Carolina bar exam in July 2007 belatedly learned that they had…

S.C. Bar Asks Court to Explain Bar Exam Grading Change

The South Carolina Bar’s board of governors is asking the state supreme court to explain more fully why it changed the bar exam results for 20 test-takers, including the daughters…

July NY Bar Answers Lost for 47; Officials Estimate Scores

When answers to the New York bar exam written on laptop computers this past summer turned up missing, officials said they expected to be able to get the answers from…

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