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.
Online Michigan Bar Exam crashes due to technical glitch
Test takers were interrupted Tuesday when the Michigan Bar Exam, which is being taken entirely online this year, experienced some kind of technical glitch.The Michigan Supreme Court announced in May that the bar would be changing from a traditional two-day format bar examination this year in favor of a single-day, essay-only, remote option amid the coronavirus pandemic. A technical glitch with passwords for the Michigan Bar Exam has been resolved. Test takers are being emailed passwords and the test day will be extended to allow for the delay for some test takers to access the second module. ADA participants were not affected reads a tweet at 11:49 a.m. from the Michigan Supreme Court. The State Bar of Michigan said the 15-question essay exam would cover both state and federal law topics similar to those that would be addressed in the 200-question Multistate Bar Exam, which it said cannot be administered online this year.