The news for bar exam takers in the pandemic has been mostly bad—unless you've been praying for movement on the Uniform Bar Exam. As of today, the UBE has added as many states (5) in the past year as it had in 2018 and 2019 combined!
Preparing for the bar exam is more physically draining and stressful than most people realize. This one exam can decide the future of law school graduates across the country, and it is only made available twice a year. Once you do take it, however,
Ah, Michigan. While not the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it does touch four of the Great Lakes—and about twice as many slogans and mottos. Nowhere is Michigan's embrace of slogans more evident than in
It would be an understatement to say this has been a difficult year for anyone who has had to take the bar exam. We've gone over this already here at the Law Student Division. But as we round toward the not-a-moment-too-soon end of 2020,
Yesterday, we informed you that Kentucky had just adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. But we hadn't realized that we were two months overdue for other #UBEWatch news. Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School law prof emeritus (and friend of the blog)
This has not been a good year for news about the bar exam. And the past 30 days has been an especially bad month for those of you following this topic. Three weeks ago, Michigan's online bar exam was
As the calendar turns to 2020, the ABA Law Student Division was waiting for a sign, any sign, that indicated one of the remaining 16 holdout states would consider adopting the Uniform Bar Exam. It's been 8 months since last we heard from a jurisdiction
When we last checked in on the march toward full adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam, it took root in Texas. The expansion is once again a traveler, moving northeast to Arkansas, which adopted
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.
Student Lawyer 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
Texas, one of the major linchpins left in the national adoption chain, stated its intentions to join the roster of UBE states last week.
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.
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!
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.
We've been waiting for a while for an announcement from Illinois on the Uniform Bar Exam. Well, Illinois will start administering the UBE in July 2019, it announced this past week.
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
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
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
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
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
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
What you can do to continue the momentum that’s been growing to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam that benefits law students nationwide.
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,
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
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