Feb. 2021 Michigan bar exam to be taken online due to pandemic
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Bar Examination scheduled for February of 2021 will be administered remotely and online due to the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions. The Michigan Supreme Court announced Dec. 4 that the next Michigan Bar Exam will be administered virtually on Feb. 23 and 24 of 2021 by the Board of Law Examiners (BLE). The BLE administered its first-ever remote, online bar exam in July 2020 due to the pandemic. This exam will allow the test taker’s score to be transferred between nearly 40 different jurisdictions throughout the U.S. Click here to read the order issued by the Michigan Supreme Court on Dec. 4, or read it in the document below.
Michigan Supreme Court announces bar exam will be taken online as remote essay test
LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Supreme Court announced Monday that the Board of Law Examiners will administer a one-day bar exam on July 28, 2020, in the form of a remote, online essay-format exam instead of the traditional two-day in-person examination. The public can be confident that those who pass this exam will have requisite knowledge of state law to become a member of the Michigan bar. An essay-only exam will test applicants knowledge of Michigan law, and a passing score will be sufficient to conclude an applicant should be admitted to the Bar. Administering the bar exam in July keeps applicants on the traditional track toward becoming an attorney. The 15-question essay exam covers both state and federal law that would be addressed in the 200 question Multistate Bar Exam, which cannot be administered online this year.