It wasn’t that long ago that we were wondering what state might be next on the Uniform Bar Exam train. Specifically, Danielle Maddox Kinchen looked at the prospects for Texas, whose task force had recommended in May that the state consider adopting the UBE.
Task force member and Texas Tech University School of Law professor Cassie Christopher had this to say about the prospects for it actually happening:
That was true. Illinois started talking about going UBE two years ago, but it wasn’t until June that they actually did it.
So we weren’t exactly holding our breath about posting a Texas Uniform Bar Exam announcement. Which I guess was our mistake for not believing in the Lone Star State.
Lesson learned – Texas, one of the major linchpins left in the national adoption chain, stated its intentions to join the roster of UBE states last week.
And while it’s not quite a done deal, here’s what the Texas Supreme Court had to say about their bar exam plans:
Barring a write-in campaign against it, it looks like Texas will happen sooner than later. (That’s not an Oklahoma joke, but you can beat them to it!) Would we like it to be official now? Sure. Would it be nice for testing to start before 2021? Of course. But it’s progress.
We give their decision a rating of one flag over Texas, or a lone star, for now.
Here’s hoping we can revisit this rating before the end of the year!
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