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Taking the bar early: Making law students ‘practice ready’
Maricopa Lawyer (2013)
  • Jason Forcier, Phoenix School of Law
Abstract
The beginning of 2013 brings with it a number of rule changes by the Supreme Court of Arizona. Notable is the change to Rule 34, Application for Admission. The rule change is the result of an initiative from the deans of each of the three law schools: Phoenix School of Law, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. The experimental change, set to expire at the end of 2015, allows law students to take the February bar exam during their final semester, so long as students meet certain qualifications and are within 120 days of graduation. This change effectively allows students to begin transitioning from legal theory to legal practice.
Keywords
  • Rules,
  • bar exam,
  • admissions,
  • student,
  • early,
  • practice ready,
  • phoenix,
  • arizona,
  • school of law,
  • phoenix school of law
Publication Date
March, 2013
Citation Information
Jason Forcier. "Taking the bar early: Making law students ‘practice ready’" Maricopa Lawyer Vol. 32 Iss. 3 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jason_forcier/1/