Tuesday, June 2, 2015

District of Columbia Proposes to Allow Laptops for the MEE (Essay Portion)

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a proposed rulemaking to amend the governing provision concerning how applicants may write their essay answers as part of the bar exam. Previously, D.C. allowed only bluebooks or typewriters (not computers). The amendment now specifically includes computers as a third option for applicants. Needless to say, this amendment is long overdue. Virtually all applicants who plan to sit for the D.C. bar exam will welcome it.

The comment period ends on June 30th, so it's not out of the question that the amendment will take effect before the July 2015 bar exam. However, until further notice, plan on handwriting (or typewriting) the exam. More details to follow.