Arizona Supreme Court to allow 3Ls to sit for the bar

, The National Law Journal

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The Arizona Supreme Court gave the green light December 10 to an experimental proposal allowing third-year law students to take the bar exam before they graduate, a move law school officials hope will give students a leg up in the job market.

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  • Liz

    It's also not right to imply that other states might have tried this as a short-term experiment that failed. I took the Georgia Bar in February of my third year in 1981 and it had been that way for as long as anybody could remember. As I recall Georgia didn't change it until after the 1996 Olympics. No I didn't do any coursework my third year but who did? The Law Review folks didn't take the February bar but they were writing and editing they weren't really in school either.

  • Jeanine

    It seems like a good idea, but they are incorrect about no other state allowing it. Texas lets students sit for the February bar exam as long as they have only 4 semester hours left. It's been that way since at least a few years before I did in back in 2005. It was really helpful so that in May I got passing bar results, graduated, and started a job without having to wait till November for the Summer Bar Exam results.

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