Dear Bar Examiners: Please Listen to These Women

This picture depicts bar applicants taking the bar exam at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City in July 2011.

A group of powerhouse leaders in legal education and bar admission just published an article on SSRN called “The Bar Exam And The Covid-19 Pandemic: The Need For Immediate Action


The authors lay out six options for licensing:

  1. Postponement
  2. Online Exams
  3. Exams Administered to Small Groups
  4. Emergency Diploma Privilege
  5. Emergency Diploma Privilege-Plus
  6. Supervised Practice

I encourage all bar examiners to read their short article, and to pay particular attention to the Emergency Diploma Privilege option.

A huge thank you to Professor Angelos, Director Berman, Dean Bilek, Professor Chomsky, Professor Curcio, Professor Griggs, Dean Howarth, Professor Kaufman, Professor Jones Merritt, Provost Salkin, and Professor Wagner for their comprehensive and speedy work.