Texas Will Give Online Bar Exam Next Week, but Offers Alternatives For Those Without Power
Some examinees are not pleased that Texas will give its online bar exam Feb. 23 and 24, and say the proposed alternatives put test takers at a disadvantage.
By Karen Sloan | February 18, 2021 at 10:14 AM
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Workers clear snow from a parking lot in Midland, Texas, U.S, on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Blackouts triggered by frigid weather have spread to more than four million homes and businesses across the central U.S. and extended into Mexico in a deepening energy crisis that’s already crippled the Texas power grid. Photo: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg
Texas 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.
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Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/
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