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April 27, 2020, 8:42 PMUpdated: April 28, 2020, 12:56 AM

California Aims for September Online Bar Exam Due to Virus (3)

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

The California Supreme Court on Monday said the state’s bar exam will be delayed until the fall and likely administered online, capping weeks of debate over how best to proceed with licensing of new attorneys given what the court called “enormous challenges” posed by the coronavirus crisis.

California joins New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Alaska in postponing the July bar exam to Sept. 9-10 with the Covid-19 crisis canceling classes and disrupting students’ preparations for the test. The court’s decision follows separate pushes by law school students and deans to cancel the in-person exams.

“The court also has taken ...

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