California’s July bar exam will be delayed until September and the state bar “shall make every effort possible” to administer the test online with a combination of electronic and remote proctoring, the state Supreme Court announced Monday.

In a three-page letter to state bar president Alan Steinbrecher signed by Supreme Court clerk Jorge Navarette, the court did not offer diploma privilege to graduating law school students, an option that would have allowed them to practice law without passing the bar exam. The justices did, however, say that if the September exam becomes infeasible, they will consider “altering or amending these directives.”

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