Louisiana Supreme Court Committee cancels Louisiana State Bar Examination on July 27

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After consultation, evaluation and advice from the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions and the Deans of the Louisiana Law Schools, it has been determined that administering the Louisiana State Bar Examination on July 27 would be imprudent for health and safety reasons related to the COVID-19 virus. 

When the decision was made to administer this year’s version of the bar examination, the infection rate had fallen and restrictions were being lifted. Substantial time, effort and energy were expended to change the examination format and to ensure the safety of both those taking the examination and those administering the examination. 

Unfortunately the rate of infection has increased substantially, with each of the test sites 

chosen being in areas which have seen some of the highest rates of infection. 

The Supreme Court will meet soon to determine the next steps regarding the bar 

examination and will advise everyone as soon as possible. To protect the integrity of the 

examination, both the remote and in-person administrations of the July 27 examination 

will not be administered.


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