What’s tested on the bar exam modifiedW hat’s tested on the bar exam modified
The Florida Supreme Court approved recommendations from the Final Report of the Testing Commission of the Board of Bar Examiners with minor modifications.
Changes to subject matters tested on the bar exam include adding Articles 3 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code to the list of subject matters. In addition to recommendations from the commission and board, the court approved adding the area of “delinquency” to criminal law, and adding the area of “dependency” to family law.
Justice Fred Lewis, on behalf of the court, requested that the board consider the testing of professionalism on the bar exam.
The proposed rule amendment also increases the number of subjects that can be tested on a segment of Part A of the bar exam from two to three. In its May 25 petition for approval of an amendment to the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar, the board said it “envisions that the additional subject, when used, will test on issues pertaining to ethics, trust accounts, or professionalism.”
The board requested that the new test subjects be effective two years from the court’s order to provide time for law schools to adjust their curriculum and for the board to develop questions on the new subjects. For more information, see the official notice.