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Washington Post: Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

UC Law students featured in Washington Post story about uncertainty of bar exam

College students across the country are grappling with the sudden mass migration of traditional college courses to the internet. But for law school students nearing graduation, the COVID-19 pandemic has held additional consequences: uncertainty over whether the bar exam will be offered. 

The Washington Post reports that the organization that develops the exam— the National Conference of Bar Examiners — has suggested that the July bar exam test may not be offered as it requires hundreds of students and monitors to gather in a single location, potentially spreading the virus. The conference doesn’t plan to decide until May 5, leaving about 46,000 law students in limbo. Among those worried students include two University of Cincinnati College of Law third-year students featured in the story: Emily Hughes and Kaylee Price, both members of UC Law’s student bar association.

Read the full story here.

Featured image at top: This photo provided by Jennifer C Hughes shows Emily Hughes as she poses for a photo in her home office in Xenia, Ohio on April 5, 2020.