MONTH-IN-BRIEF (Feb 2021)
2021 Bar Examinations in the Time of COVID-19
By Keith R. Fisher
As we approach the beginning of a second year of COVID-19 discommoding many aspects of life, it is, perhaps, not surprising, that many jurisdictions have planned remote (typically online) administration of their bar exams. Based on information from January, of those jurisdictions offering a February 2021 bar exam (Delaware traditionally does not administer a February bar exam; Puerto Rico will administer its exam in March), the vast majority will be offered remotely. Here is the breakdown:
February in-person exams: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Northern Marianas Islands, Oklahoma, Palau, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, West, Virginia, and Wyoming.
February remote exams: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington, and Wisconsin.