Paul L. Caron

Friday, July 31, 2020

Bar Exam Taker Tests Positive For COVID-19

Karen Sloan (, Colorado Bar Exam Taker Tests Positive for COVID-19, Prompting Warnings:

CoronavirusA person who sat for Colorado’s in-person bar exam this week has tested positive for COVID-19, and officials are urging those who took the test in the same room to closely monitor themselves for coronavirus symptoms.

There were 20 other people taking the exam with the infected candidate in the room at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, said Jessica Yates, attorney regulation counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday. ...

Colorado is among the 23 jurisdictions that administered in-person bar exams July 28 and 29. The state’s supreme court earlier this month rejected a petition to adopt an emergency diploma privilege that would allow law graduates to be licensed without taking the bar exam. Diploma privilege advocates across the country have argued that it’s too dangerous to hold in-person exams when COVID-19 cases are rising in many states.

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