A few days ago we covered the New York Courts' decision to postpone the July 2020 Bar Exam as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Today, the New York Board of Law Examiners (BOLE) announced that the July 2020 Bar Exam will be rescheduled for September 9-10. Applicants will be able to apply for the September 2020 exam between May 5, 2020 and May 30, 2020. The full announcement from BOLE is here:
JULY 2020 BAR EXAM: The New York Court of Appeals announced on March 27, 2020 that the New York State Bar Examiation will not be administered on July 28-29, 2020 as previously scheduledClick here to read the press release from the Court of Appeals.The examination will be rescheduled to WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2020. The application period for the rescheduled examination is presently scheduled to open on May 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM and to close on May 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
Additional information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the July 2020 bar exam is available on NCBE's website at: http://www.ncbex.org/ncbe-covid-19-updates.
This is a significant development for law graduates and other applicants. Although no further details have been released about how the test will be administered, we expect that to happen in the coming weeks.