COVID-19 and the July 2020 Bar Exam

COVID-19 and the July 2020 Bar Exam

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented upheaval in all aspects of American life. All sectors have been affected, requiring them to rapidly transform their processes and day-to-day activities in ways that would have been unfathomable pre-pandemic—from remote instruction at all levels of education to virtual events and ceremonies—and all doing so under circumstances that were constantly changing as health and safety guidelines evolved.

For those involved in bar admissions, administration of the in-person July bar exam became increasingly uncertain in most jurisdictions. As shown in the timeline below, NCBE quickly addressed how to assist jurisdictions by announcing that we would make our exam materials available on two additional dates in the fall, and later ...

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Focus: On Diversity — Why Diversity Must Matter to the Bar Admissions Community

Focus: On Diversity — Why Diversity Must Matter to the Bar Admissions Community

Welcome to a new column featuring a series of articles on topics of immediate significance to the bar admissions community.

We begin by ...

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COVID-19 and the July 2020 Bar Exam

COVID-19 and the July 2020 Bar Exam

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented upheaval in all aspects of American life. All sectors have been affected, requiring them to rapidly transform their processes and day-to-day activities in ways that would have been unfathomable pre-pandemic—from remote instruction at all levels of education to virtual events and ceremonies—and all doing so under circumstances that were constantly changing as health and safety guidelines evolved.

For those involved in bar admissions, administration of the in-person July bar exam became increasingly uncertain in most jurisdictions. As shown in the ...

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