PHOENIX — Law students in Arizona who are nearing graduation will have the
chance to take the bar exam early in an experimental program approved by the
state Supreme Court.
The experiment will run from January 2013 through December 2015 and would be
available to students who are expected to graduate within 120 days of the test
date and have satisfied all but eight semester hours of their course
Law students have traditionally taken the exam in July and get their results in
Students at Arizona’s three law schools would have the option of taking the
test in February and would get back their results in June.
Proponents of the change said early tests would allow law school graduates to
find work as lawyers faster.