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Workers clear snow from a parking lot in Midland, Texas, U.S, on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Blackouts triggered by frigid weather have spread to more than four million homes and businesses across the central U.S. and extended into Mexico in a deepening energy crisis that’s already crippled the Texas power grid. Photo: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg

Texas will move ahead with the online bar exam on Feb. 23 and 24, despite the fact that thousands in the state remain without power or water due to a frigid winter storm that has crippled key infrastructure.

The Texas Board of Law Examiners informed test takers Wednesday evening that the bar exam will proceed next week, though it announced a number of additional provisions, including plans to offer a make-up exam in the coming weeks. That make-up exam is subject to the board’s approval, however, and will not be a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). That means scores earned on the make-up exam are not transferrable to any of the 37 other UBE jurisdictions.

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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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