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Ohio law students asking Supreme Court to grant license without bar exam amid coronavirus pandemic

April 9, 2020 | Students

Moritz student and president of the Student Bar Association, Renée Eid, was recently quoted in an article by The Columbus Dispatch concerning the 2020 bar exam and the uncertainties that surround it amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with students from other Ohio law schools, Eid asks that the Supreme Court grants licenses without taking the bar exam in 2020 because of the stress and uncertainties caused by COVID-19.

“Very simply, the biggest concern that I have and that most law students have is the terrible uncertainty that’s coming with not knowing what our fate is,” Eid said. “So much hinges on the question of licensure.”

As of April 9, no decision had been made on the July bar exam in the state of Ohio. However, additional dates of Sept. 9-10 and Sept. 30-Oct. 1 have been provided to take the exam.