The bar exam sucks. The necessary evil camp tends to say that some standardized test needs to stand as the great hurdle to make sure that not just any mouth breather who finishes a JD program can practice willy-nilly — if the bar is the bar, so be it. The much cooler, down-to-earth and better-dressed camp tends to say that the bar does a better job of hazing aspiring attorneys than it measures competency to practice. And while they aren’t full on abolishing the bar, Delaware’s recent adjustments to the process are good reasons for the latter camp to be a little appreciative. From Reuters:
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