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Nov 3, 2023

Law schools are preparing for new bar exam

Big changes are on the horizon for bar exams in 2026.

Apr 11, 2022

Michigan Adopts Uniform Bar Exam

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed HB 5541 that provides for the Michigan Bar Examination to consist of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), bringing Michigan in line with 40 other jurisdictions. The result will be to strengthen the bar examination to test lawyering skills in a manner not currently tested, provide for the transferability of bar exam scores, and continue to provide necessary a[...]

Oct 11, 2021

Minnesota looks to Wisconsin as model of diploma privilege

The state board that licenses attorneys to practice in Minnesota has begun a comprehensive study that could offer new pathways into the profession as early as 2026.

Apr 8, 2020

ABA recommends path to practice for law school grads with canceled bar exams

The American Bar Association is urging state licensing authorities to let 2019-20 law school graduates who can't take the bar exam because of the coronavirus pandemic practice law under certain circumstances.

Dec 24, 2018

High court proposing appeals process for bar-exam accommodations

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is proposing a rule change meant to improve the structure of the process that bar applicants with disabilities go through to request special accommodations when they take the state’s bar exam.

Jul 31, 2018

Wisconsin shies away from uniform bar exam even as other states adopt it

Thanks to Wisconsin’s diploma privilege, Nick Zales didn’t have to take a bar exam to practice in state.

Jun 11, 2018

Illinois becomes 30th state to adopt Uniform Bar Exam

Illinois has become the 30th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam allowing state attorneys to more easily practice in other states.

May 16, 2012

Wis. Supreme Court considers foreign lawyer rules (UPDATE)

The state Supreme Court delayed a decision Wednesday on a proposal to formalize a process in which foreign-educated lawyers would be eligible to take the Wisconsin bar exam, pending further review of the criteria.

Jan 12, 2012

Attorney petitions court for bar exam contacts

A Madison attorney who was denied access to the names and addresses of people who took the Wisconsin bar exam in July is arguing the information should be public record.

Nov 23, 2011

Board of Bar Examiners seeks clarity for foreign-educated attorneys

Wisconsin’s Board of Bar Examiners wants clearer guidelines when determining the eligibility of foreign-educated attorneys for the bar exam.

Aug 8, 2011

Madison lawyer runs into bar exam roadblock

Madison attorney Steve Levine wants to know what those who sat for the most recent Wisconsin bar exam thought about the experience.

Aug 3, 2011

Labor of love: Woman has contractions during bar exam, finishes

CHICAGO (AP) – A pregnant suburban Chicago woman went into labor while taking the bar exam, finished the test and gave birth to her son less than two hours later. The Chicago Tribune reports 29-year-old Elana Nightingale Dawson started the final portion of the exam when she went into labor. Her contractions were 15 minutes […]


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