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It's official—Texas adopts the Uniform Bar Exam

February 05, 2019

A short time ago, we provisionally put Texas on the map of Uniform Bar Exam states after their supreme court accepted the recommendations of their UBE task force. Today, we can say for sure that Texas will administer the Uniform Bar Exam beginning in 2021.

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The Uniform Bar Exam: Is it coming to Michigan anytime soon?

January 23, 2019

Before the Bar has done a great job keeping the law student universe aware of progress among states in adopting the Uniform Bar Examination.  An August 15, 2018 post reporting Ohio’s adoption, “What’s round on the end and high in the middle? The UBE in Ohio

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Where will the Uniform Bar Exam strike next?

October 04, 2018

As the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) continues to spread across the country—now administered in 34 jurisdictions—the question is whether big-ticket states like California, Florida, and Texas will follow suit. The answer is still unclear.

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What's round on the end and high in the middle? The UBE in Ohio!

August 15, 2018

Who's the latest state to join the Uniform Bar Exam? It's the birthplace of aviation, the mother of presidents, and the heart of it all. And while it may still have the Browns but not LeBron James, the Buckeye State now has the UBE. It's Ohio!

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The value of practice questions in bar prep

July 05, 2018

To effectively prepare for the bar exam, you have to practice answering questions. This can be unpleasant—doing practice questions forces you to confront what you don’t know, under uncomfortable time constraints.

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The UBE, from sea to shining Tennessee

April 18, 2018

The moment #UBEWatch has been waiting for has arrived (well, one of them anyway). The Uniform Bar Exam now stretches from coast to coast! And we have Tennessee to thank for it. Today, Tennessee volunteered its entry as the 29th state accepting the UBE. That connects North Carolina

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New UBE news from the Old North State: North Carolina is in!

November 27, 2017

North Carolina's state motto is esse quam videri - or, "to be, rather than to seem." We bring you this Latin phrase, which is used by many an institution, to admit that when we posted last week about Maryland's adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam, we seem to have missed

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Something to be thankful for in Maryland – Uniform Bar Exam coming in 2019

November 21, 2017

It's been a while since #UBEWatch has had anything to do. Mostly, it's been a waiting game. It's been a year since the Illinois Board on Admissions to the Bar held hearings into the adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam. Sandy Gallant-Jones, then the Law Student Division’s 7th Circuit governor, spoke

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Performing some overdue Maine-tenance on our UBE watch map

May 02, 2017

Two weeks from today, the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will be hosting a webinar on the UBE called "The Uniform Bar Exam: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed?" If you haven't registered yet, feel free to do so. We'll give

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Finding the balance in your law school curriculum

April 06, 2017

I graduated from law school this past May, took the bar in July, and was fortunate to land a job as a federal judicial law clerk that started in September.  What this really means: I’m no expert on law school curriculum. I do, however, have some sage advice to give

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Diving back in: 4 tips for restarting a legal career

March 30, 2017

The practice of law is not known for being particularly portable or forgiving of taking “time off” from one’s career.  But, for the future of our noble profession, I hope those things are changing.  And I believe that they are.  For example, as an increasing number of states adopt the

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Watch: Could Illinois be next for the Uniform Bar Exam?

November 23, 2016

Last month, the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar invited the state's legal community to provide input on whether or not the state should adopt the Uniform Bar Exam. The board hosted three hearings – the first two were in Springfield and Carbondale. The third was in Chicago last Friday,

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A Halloween treat: The UBE passes the halfway mark

October 31, 2016

Fear not, law students. We're past the halfway mark of states adopting the Uniform Bar Exam – the latest adoption brings us closer to making a non-portable bar score just a ghost from the past. The most recent state to get on board with the UBE is Oregon! Here's all the info

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Ex poste facto: The case for the UBE from a recent bar taker

September 13, 2016

After three years of law school, ten weeks of bar prep and two grueling days in the Baltimore Convention Center, I was relieved – to have the bar behind me (for now, at least- fingers crossed!). But the next emotion was one of frustration. Not at how I did, because I felt

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Running for my life! How I survived bar prep and the bar exam

August 06, 2016

Visit the ABA's Bar Prep Program page for exclusive offers discounts exclusive content bar review providers.  After twelve hours of essay and memo writing, 200 tricky multiple choice, and the company of about five hundred fellow law school graduates who took the Alabama Uniform Bar Exam this summer, one

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The Uniform Bar Exam: An unclear hurdle to licensure

August 01, 2016

Ask any attorney about his or her bar exam experience and you will get a slew of stressful, nerve-racking tales, doubtfully containing any positive tones. For me, personally, I will never forget the awful experience, including an all-nighter before the second day of the exam. When you have to memorize

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Good news for Bar Exam Week – UBE hits 24th state

July 25, 2016

We've got good news and bad news today out of Massachusetts, bar exam takers. The good news is The Bay State will be joining other states in administering the Uniform Bar Exam! The bad news ... if you're taking the bar exam this week, you're out of luck. The UBE

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UBE Watch: Two more states coming in 2017

June 07, 2016

It has been just shy of two months since the needle has moved on the number of states who have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. But you can now add Connecticut and West Virginia to the list. Connecticut will start administering the exam beginning in February 2017, according to

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#UBEWatch: Jersey Shore edition

April 14, 2016

Our resident Uniform Bar Exam watch correspondent Chris Jennison informs us today that New Jersey will join the list of states accepting the test starting next February.

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The state of the Law Student Division

March 03, 2016

It's the time of year in the Law Student Division when our 15 circuits hold their meetings. And leading up to them, Fabiani Duarte, division chair, updated the circuits on law student member benefits and advocacy issues – the Uniform Bar Exam, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and paid credit

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One profession, one test - adopt the UBE

January 29, 2016

The start of the second semester of my final year of law school well underway and my list of to-do's growing ever longer: reading for class, journal editing, document drafting for my externship, applying for graduation – and that's only in my law school bubble. But the one to-do that I've