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Legal News: Indiana Bar Exam: Online, Open Book, & Honor System

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While Michigan’s ExamSoft platform got hacked, Indiana’s ILG-based platform never got off the ground at all. Testing on Friday wouldn’t work and the state delayed the exam a week to work out the kinks.

Indiana Supreme Court stated:

"The Court now finds that it is not possible to administer the remote bar exam on August 4 using the format promised by the vendor. Any further effort to test the testing software or to continue the exam a second time would be a disservice to applicants. The Court further finds that the pandemic conditions continue to prevent a large-scale, in-person examination of all applicants currently registered for the exam.

Under the new format, the bar exam will be open-book with no live monitoring or proctoring. Also, applicants will receive the exam questions and submit their responses by email. The short answer questions will be emailed Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 8:25 a.m. and responses must be submitted by 11:30 a.m. Essay questions will be sent at 12:40 p.m. and answers must be returned by 4:45 p.m. The order says the Indiana Board of Law Examiners will provide applicants with instructions on receiving questions and submitting responses not later than Friday.

Fazzio Law stands with the 2020 law school graduates in supporting safe and equitable solutions to the bar exam.

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