The possibility of a uniform bar exam that would help standardize attorney licensing state-to-state is inching closer to becoming a reality. Currently 19 states, including Illinois, Missouri and Colorado, are positioned to implement the uniform bar exam because they already utilize the three multistate components developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Proponents assert that the UBE would also relieve states' costs and could provide higher-quality questions than on state-developed tests.
Uniform Bar Exam Inches Closer to Reality
The National Law Journal
January 22, 2009