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Pennsylvania State Capitol Building Pennsylvania State Capitol building, where the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is located. Photo: Cascade Creatives/Shutterstock.com

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has twice rejected calls to adopt an emergency diploma privilege that would allow law graduates to become licensed without taking and passing the bar, opting instead for an online exam in early October.

But a package of three diploma privilege bills introduced this week by a quartet of state lawmakers offers a glimmer of hope for examinees concerned about the equity and feasibility of the planned online test—albeit a faint one.

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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