David Friedman on the Bar Exam

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In this episode, David A. Friedman, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law, discusses his article "Do We Need a Bar Exam ... for Experienced Lawyers?," which will be published in the UC Irvine Law Review. Friedman begins by describing the controversy that erupted over the administration of the bar exam during the Covid pandemic. He observes that the bar exam is supposed to ensure consumers that lawyers are competent, but most lawyers who get disciplined for misbehavior or incompetence have decades of experience. He suggests that if we insist on testing new lawyers, we should be testing longtime lawyers as well, because they present a larger risk to the public. Friedman is on Twitter at @profdaf.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.



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