NCBE Approves Recommendations For Bar Exam Overhaul

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Law360 (January 28, 2021, 3:30 PM EST) — The Board of Trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners voted on Thursday to adopt a set of recommendations calling for a systematic overhaul of the bar exam, paving the way for a new test to be administered to applicants seeking a law license within about five years.

The decision comes just weeks after the NCBE’s Testing Task Force released a report recommending that the bar exam be revised to make it a better reflection of real-world scenarios and the “activities that newly licensed lawyers perform.” The task force, chaired by Chief Judge Cindy Martin of the Missouri Court of…

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