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An ABA Journal ‘legal rebel’ who promoted uniform bar exam to retire

Friday, August 18, 2017

An ABA Journal Legal Rebel who promoted uniform bar exam to retire

Erica Moeser, president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, will retire this month.

Moeser, who pushed for acceptance of a uniform bar exam, tells (sub. req.) that she turned 71 in June and “the time has come” to retire. “At some point you think ‘Life is finite,’ and you want to see what else there is to do when you aren’t doing this all the time,” she told the publication.

Moeser was an ABA Journal Legal Rebel and her profile noted her work regarding the uniform exam.

Twenty-eight jurisdictions have now embraced a uniform bar exam and several others are using components, she said. “I think there will be passionate holdouts who will keep this from being a uniform test across the country,” she said. “But I think it’s inevitable that the examination will get there.”

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