Paul L. Caron

Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Impact Of The Texas Winter Storm On Next Week's Bar Exam

Karen Sloan (, Texas Will Give Online Bar Exam Next Week, but Offers Alternatives For Those Without Power:

Texas Bar ExamTexas will move ahead with the online bar exam on Feb. 23 and 24, despite the fact that thousands in the state remain without power or water due to a frigid winter storm that has crippled key infrastructure.

The Texas Board of Law Examiners informed test takers Wednesday evening that the bar exam will proceed next week, though it announced a number of additional provisions, including plans to offer a make-up exam in the coming weeks. That make-up exam is subject to the board’s approval, however, and will not be a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). That means scores earned on the make-up exam are not transferrable to any of the 37 other UBE jurisdictions. ...

The National Association for Equity in the Legal Profession, which was founded last year as United for Diploma Privilege, is circulating a petition to Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, asking the state to postpone the exam until all examinees can take it.

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