Ringing Changes: Systems Thinking About Legal Licensing

81 Pages Posted: 6 May 2019

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Joan W. Howarth

William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV; Michigan State University College of Law

Judith W. Wegner

University of North Carolina School of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

The bar examination is a significant topic of conversation among regulators, bar examiners, the courts, legal educators, law students, and practicing lawyers. We seek to move beyond recent debates by proposing a new framework for conversations about the system of legal licensure, not merely the bar exam. In setting forth our framework, we build upon discussions from the Florida International University College of Law’s Summit on the Future of Legal Education and Entry to the Profession.

Keywords: legal education, attorney licensing, legal licensure, bar exam, competence

Suggested Citation

Howarth, Joan W. and Wegner, Judith W., Ringing Changes: Systems Thinking About Legal Licensing (2019). FIU Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 3, p. 383, Spring 2019; UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3382349

Joan W. Howarth (Contact Author)

William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV ( email )

4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 451003
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

Michigan State University College of Law ( email )

318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States

Judith W. Wegner

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States
919-962-4113 (Phone)

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