As you may have heard, the bar exam is getting an overhaul! The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is developing a new bar exam to eventually replace the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), aptly named the NextGen bar exam. This revamped test aims to better assess candidates’ lawyering skills while requiring less rote memorization of legal rules.
There are lots of open questions around the NextGen exam, so we’re going to be talking about it all month. (Other states that don’t use the UBE now are planning their own revamps, but we won’t be focusing on these non-UBE jurisdictions right now.) [Read more…] about The Future of the Bar Exam: What to Expect with the NextGen Exam