Yesterday the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered that the July bar exam be held as a computer-based test due to continued concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The order explains that many of the test takers are in their 20s and not likely to be vaccinated by the July exam date. Restrictions on holding large, indoor gatherings that will still be in place also contributed to the decision. The National Conference of Bar Examiners is preparing a remotely administered Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) that will be utilized. Applicants who pass the online bar exam will be eligible for admission in Tennessee and any of the 35 other states that accept a UBE score. Registration for the July bar exam will open on March 1. The February bar exam was already set to be taken remotely. Read more from the Administrative Office of the Courts.
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