The Future of the Bar Exam

Event Description

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Co-sponsored by the MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA   

The bar exam has been the topic of much conversation in recent months as new law school graduates and other examinees have navigated taking the bar exam amidst the many challenges brought on by Covid-19 and as the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ Testing Task Force continues to study and make recommendations for the next generation of the bar exam. Join us on April 13th for an important conversation with our distinguished panel of guests who will discuss the bar exam as a measure of attorney competence in an evolving legal profession and what the future of the bar exam might look like. The Minnesota Board of Law Examiners will also provide an update on the steps the Minnesota BLE has taken to safely administer the bar exam during Covid-19. 


Colleen Case | Treasurer, MSBA New Lawyers Section | Hennepin County Family Justice Center
Carol L. Chomsky | Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Emily J. Eschweiler | Director Minnesota Board of Law Examiners | Board of Continuing Legal Education | Board of Legal Certification
Honorable Juan Hoyos | Hennepin County District Court | Member, Minnesota Board of Law Examiners
Jennifer Thompson | President Elect, MSBA | Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC
Moderator: Leanne Fuith | Associate Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 345463


MSBA Member: $10
Non-MSBA Member: $25
Law Student: FREE

Deadline to register: April 9, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the weekday prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Abby Ward

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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