The Legal Beat
This Week Marks The Final Remote Bar Exam In The U.S.
Posted on Monday July 26, 2021
[W]e anticipate that the July 2021 exam will be the last one with a remote administration option. Of course, we all know how quickly things can change in the era of COVID-19; but regardless of what the future may hold, we remain committed to supporting the jurisdictions and working with them to ensure that their candidates have the opportunity to take a bar exam.
— Beth Hill, Director of Test Development, Operations, and Security for the National Conference of Bar Examiners, commenting on the likelihood of a future remote bar exam. According to Hill, despite the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, thus far, no state has contacted NCBE seeking to conduct their February tests remotely because of health concerns. Right now, 29 jurisdictions will administer this week’s exam remotely, while 22 will administer it in person.
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