Based on information as of May 5 about which jurisdictions plan to go ahead with the July bar exam, NCBE has determined that there will most likely be a sufficient number of July examinees to administer the exam. Accordingly, we plan to make our exam materials (MBE, MEE, and MPT) available to those jurisdictions that […]
On April 9, 2020, NCBE published a white paper, Bar Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evaluating Options for the Class of 2020. The white paper is intended to assist jurisdiction courts and boards of bar examiners in evaluating some of the proposals being discussed for 2020 law school graduates in light of the uncertainty surrounding […]
On April 7, 2020, the American Bar Association adopted a policy resolution urging states to adopt emergency rules authorizing limited practice with lawyer supervision for recent law school graduates who are facing delayed admission as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To provide needed flexibility for jurisdictions and candidates in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to preparing materials for a July bar exam, NCBE will make bar exam materials available for two fall administrations in 2020: September 9-10 and September 30-October 1. Each jurisdiction will determine whether to offer the exam in July, in early September, […]
For a list of jurisdictions that have made announcements about the July 2020 bar exam, visit July 2020 Bar Exam: Jurisdiction Information. We will continue to update the page as we receive information from the jurisdictions. Visit NCBE COVID-19 Updates for more information about the coronavirus and NCBE exams and services and FAQs.
In a March 27 press release, the New York Court of Appeals announced that New York would not be administering the July 2020 bar exam. The press release states that the bar exam in New York would be rescheduled for dates in the fall and that the Board of Law Examiners will announce the rescheduled […]