Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Oregon Is Third State To Offer Diploma Privilege To 2020 Law Graduates (All In-State Law Schools, Out-Of-State Law Schools With 86%+ Bar Pass Rate)

Following up on my previous post, Oregon Law School Deans Request Emergency Diploma Privilege For All Students Registered For July Bar Exam: NCBE, Oregon Bar Update (June 30, 2020):

Oregon BarThe Oregon Supreme Court announced on June 29 that it would grant a one-time diploma privilege to candidates who timely submitted complete applications for the July 2020 Oregon bar exam and who either 1) graduated in 2020 from one of the three Oregon law schools or 2) graduated in 2020 from any other ABA-accredited law school that had a minimum of 86% of graduates pass a 2019 bar exam on their first attempt. For those candidates who do not qualify for the diploma privilege option, the Court has announced 1) a one-time reduction in the passing score for the July exam from 274 to 266; and 2) the option to instead take a remotely administered exam in October, with scores on that exam not qualifying as UBE scores.

Derek Muller (Iowa), Three Curiosities of Oregon's Diploma Privilege Rule for the 2020 Bar Exam

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86%... Stanford; so all other ABA law schools in California are failure factories?

Posted by: SJ | Jul 1, 2020 7:22:24 PM

Chuckle. I remember having to cram in preparation for the Virginia Bar exam and then for Texas. Where was CoVid when I needed it?

Posted by: Jim B | Jul 1, 2020 10:01:27 AM

So, will they have an * meaning did not actually take the bar exam"? Did the Wuhan virus make them smarter or less so.

Posted by: Rick Caird | Jul 1, 2020 7:02:11 AM