A Uniform Bar Exam?

From the ABA Journal:  ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted a resolution supporting a Uniform Bar Exam to be administered in every state of the United States.

In April, Missouri became the first state to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination, and the National Conference of Bar Examiners reported in June that North Dakota was the second state to do so.

Other jurisdictions considering the idea include Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C.

Even states that adopt the UBE would still continue to conduct their own bar exams, which could include testing on that individual state’s law. However, the UBE would allow lawyers to transfer a standard bar exam score between jurisdictions.

One nation, one bar exam.  What do you think?

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