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523 ABA Journal Bar Exam articles.

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…

Plot Thickens: Bar Exam Chief Wasn’t Told of Grading Change

Updated: The South Carolina Supreme Court’s decision to change the bar exam results for 20 test-takers was a surprise to the man who oversees the state Board of Law Examiners.

Judge’s Daughter Flunks Bar Exam—Until High-Court Grade Change

A trial judge’s daughter is among 20 law grads who flunked and then passed the state bar exam, due to a grading change by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

The…

Plaintiff Ends Suit Over Bar Exam Question

A federal court battle over a bar exam question on gay marriage has ended with the plaintiff agreeing to dismiss the case.

A Massachusetts federal judge granted the plaintiff’s motion…

Law Prof: CA Bar Swayed by Liberals

A UCLA law professor seeking more information about bar passage rates for minority law students is planning his next move after the State Bar of California turned down his request…

New NY Bar Exam Woes

Would-be lawyers who had trouble uploading their essays for the New York bar exam may be facing a new problem: incomplete essay answers.

About 400 essays appear to be incomplete,…

Backup Saved Bar Exam Answers

A backup system preserved the essays of those who ran into software glitches when they tried to upload answers to the New York bar exam.

Douglas M. Winneg, president of…

Unlicensed Gen’l Counsels are Unusual

Does a general counsel of a corporation have to be a licensed lawyer? To many, the answer to that question would seem to be a no-brainer: Yes.

But a small…

“So, this lawyer walks into a bar ...”

Days before Cassandra E. Hooks was to sit for the California bar exam, her 4-year-old son was hospitalized with a bacterial infection.

BAR/BRI Sued Again

BAR/BRI is facing another lawsuit claiming law students paid too much for the bar review course.

The $48 million class-action suit claims the company’s advertising materials fraudulently induced New York…

NJ Firm Bows Head re Unadmitted Atty

In a rare sanction of a law firm that names no individual partner names, the New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded Newark-based Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross for allowing an…

Bar Exam Film Ups Ante for 6 Law Grads

It’s hard enough just studying for the bar exam. But six California law graduates decided to up the ante even further by doing so in the public eye. Responding to…

NY Bar Exam Marred by Glitch

Bar examiners in New York suspect a software glitch caused test takers to experience problems this week saving and uploading their essays.

Diane Bosse, chairwoman of the Board of Law…

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