Memo to the Florida Bar

Before I begin blogging about legal positivism, I want to go on the record and send the following succinct message to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners: it’s time to pull your heads out of the sand and cancel the in-person July bar exam. Students who graduated from an ABA-accredited law school should be awarded a provisional license to practice law, subject to good behavior. (Full disclosure: Although I am licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 🇵🇷, I am a law professor in the State of Florida.)

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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4 Responses to Memo to the Florida Bar

  1. Abogada Guerra says:

    They can implement social distancing measures as the bar is taken in a very large room. What would they be able to do with a provisional licensee?

    • I would support your statement of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners would disclose what social diatancing measures it has in mind, but let’s get real, no one wants to take a two-day exam wearing an uncomfortable mask or a face shield. In any case, the bar exam (in my view) is an illegal restraint of trade. You don’t need a license to dance ballet, sing opera, or play pro-baseball. You don’t even need a license to teach law!

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  3. Reblogged this on prior probability and commented:

    Update: This week would have been bar exam week in Florida, but the in-person bar exam was cancelled a few weeks ago. A new on-line bar exam will take place on August 19.

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