The Florida Bar Exam is a national disgrace

Update (8/19): Here is my open letter to the Governor of Florida (and to all 11 deans of Florida law schools) regarding the Florida bar fiasco.

I interrupt my regular blogging program to bring my loyal readers the following news bulletin, followed by some personal commentary:

Last month, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners rescheduled our state’s bar exam for August 19. Yesterday, the Board announced that, due to technical problems with the exam software, it is now postponing the Florida bar exam to a date yet to be determined in October. This is outrageous on so many levels, but the buck has to stop somewhere: the Florida Board of Bar Examiners is a local and national disgrace and, in my view, is guilty of breach of contract, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In the meantime, I call on the members of this board, if they have any sense of decency or a shred of humanity, to apologize to the bar applicants and back up that apology by petitioning the Florida Supreme Court to grant all of them diploma privilege forthwith; otherwise, they must resign. Governor DeSantis, are you listening?

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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