TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 2, 2020

A petition filed with the Tennessee Supreme Court yesterday asks the court to reconsider its decision on July 21 to reject a request from 2020 bar examination applicants to waive the bar exam requirement and grant diploma privilege. The court said at the time it did not believe the measure was in the interest of the public and the administration of justice. The new petition, brought on behalf of a 2020 Mississippi College School of Law graduate, argues that events since the July ruling now “raise series questions about whether the current plan for administering an online Admission Assessment is fair to applicants and likely to actually test in any meaningful way whether those taking the examination have the skills necessary to practice law, serve the public well, and avoid harm.”