Wisconsin Supreme Court Votes
To Keep Unique Diploma Privilege

Oct. 19, 2010, 4:00 AM

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Oct. 4 decided to retain the “diploma privilege,” which allows graduates of the state’s two law schools to practice law in Wisconsin without having to take the state bar examination.

It voted 7-0 to deny a petition filed by a former president of the Wisconsin State Bar, Steven Levine, and 70 other attorneys who asked the court either to extend the diploma privilege to graduates of all American Bar Association-approved law schools or to repeal it entirely.

Students who graduate from Marquette Law School or the University of Wisconsin Law School need not sit for the ...

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