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Harvard Law Students Want to be Licensed Without Taking the Bar Exam

Added 04-06-20 10:38:02am EST - “"emergency diploma privilege"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Harvard Law Students Want to be Licensed Without Taking the Bar Exam”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

They’re using the Coronavirus crisis as their reasoning. This seems like a bit of stretch, doesn’t it?

Approximately 200 Harvard Law School students have signed a letter asking administrators to “publicly advocate” on their behalf for being granted law licenses without taking the bar exam.

The reason for the “emergency diploma privilege” request, according to The Crimson, is the ongoing coronavirus situation.

Letter co-author Donna Saadati-Soto said “it would be unfair to ask students” to take the bar exam since the pandemic “limits the ability of some students to prepare.”

[A] public statement supporting the emergency diploma privilege across the United States; sharing the students’ letter with other law schools; sending a statement supporting the privilege to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; and hosting a virtual town hall for students to discuss their needs with the administration.

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