As hundreds of law school graduates took the Connecticut bar exam Monday and Tuesday, two of those test-takers talked of the frustration, isolation and even depression that came along with the unprecedented circumstances resulting from coronavirus-related disruptions.

University of Connecticut School of Law graduates Wyatt Bosworth and Rishita Jani were also members of Diploma Privilege for Connecticut. Because of COVID-19, that group lobbied to forego the exam in favor of allowing law school graduates to start practicing law—albeit with conditions—without having to take the 2020 exam.