You may have seen the ABA Journal article raising the issue of whether the July exam will go forward as planned and are aware New York has delayed their administration to the fall.
The impact the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will have on the July 2020 bar exam is not certain at this time. In Pennsylvania registration is open, and the PA board of law examiners are able to accept applications paid electronically through remote access. The PA BOLE intends to keep that registration in place. However, please note that in Pennsylvania, fingerprinting is an admission requirement; it is not an item that must be completed before the bar exam.
Reminder: In Pennsylvania, there is no deadline for the submission of documentation for the character and fitness review process. To get a ticket to the exam, applicants in your JD program must submit an online application and pay the associated fee.
The PA Board of Law Examiners Executive Director is in close contact with the National Conference of Bar Examiners and other jurisdictions. They are exploring all available options in the event prohibitions against large gatherings remain in effect in July.
For more information, contact Professor Yolanda Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org.