Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Yale Law School Announces New Grading System
Yale Law School Announces New Grading System
Washington and Lee School of Law Names New Dean
Washington and Lee School of Law Names New Dean
Two Law Schools No Longer Require LSAT for Admission
Two Law Schools No Longer Require LSAT for Admission
Louisiana’s Longest Sitting Judge Ordered Off Bench by Supreme Court
Louisiana’s Longest Sitting Judge Ordered Off Bench by Supreme Court
Legal Job Listings
Download PDF

19 States Consider Uniform Bar Exam View Count: 28

Bar exam cartoon.Nineteen US states are positioned to implement the uniform bar exam, or UBE. The exam, designed to create a consistent competency measure for admission to practice, would be a three-component test, all with the same questions, administered in each jurisdiction.

Although many states historically have held onto their testing autonomy by developing some of their own exam questions and by using their own pass scores, legal professionals say that a single exam – such as those utilized for physicians, architects and accountants – is an increasing likelihood for lawyers.

The three components, all developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, are: the MBE; the Multistate Performance Test; and the Multistate Essay Examination. The uniform test score would include performance on these components only and would not incorporate a state law portion.

Each state would continue to do its own grading and, at least initially, each state could set its own minimum pass score. Individual states would continue to conduct their own character and fitness screening for bar admission.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The 19 jurisdictions that could most readily begin using the uniform exam already include the three components developed by the National Conference on their bar exams. Illinois, Missouri and Colorado are among those states.

Proponents of a uniform bar exam assert that it would relieve states of the costs of developing their own tests and could provide higher-quality questions than on state-developed tests. They also say that a uniform exam would help ensure that attorneys from different parts of the country had the same level of competency.

Via TaxProf Blog.

19 States Consider Uniform Bar Exam by

Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Posted by on January 20, 2009. Filed under Home,Law School News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

 

 

Job of the Day
Paralegal
USA-OR-Portland
PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:    The Legal Department provides general legal services, forward thinking problem solving, and advice and counsel to internal clients, including Mercy Corps\'...


Apply now

Related Posts: