It could mark one of the biggest changes for lawyers joining the profession since the first U.S. bar examination was given in Delaware in 1763 -- a single bar exam aimed at standardizing attorney credentials nationwide. Next year, at least 10 states are expected to switch to the Uniform Bar Exam, and 22 other jurisdictions are positioned to adopt the test in the next few years. The test will allow law school graduates to transport their bar scores across state lines without re-taking exams.
Uniform Bar Exam Drawing Closer to Reality
The National Law Journal
October 12, 2009