Bloomberg Law
July 28, 2020, 9:01 AM

Online Bar Exams Come With Face Scans, Bias Concerns (1)

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

Hundreds of law school graduates in Michigan will sit for the bar exam on Tuesday, the culmination of years of study and the last major hurdle before they can start careers as attorneys.

First, they have to smile for the camera.

Michigan is among a handful of states conducting online bar exams that use facial recognition software to deter cheating.

That’s raised concerns about discrimination, as similar technology is said to struggle to accurately read the faces of women and people of color. It has also raised questions about privacy, related to how images are stored and used, and accessibility. ...

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