Board of Governors unanimously approves recommendations on education, licensure of Iowa attorneys
The Iowa State Bar Association’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the recommendations put forth by the Blue Ribbon Committee on Legal Education and Licensure in December 2013.
The recommendation moves away from the multi-state bar exam in use for the past five years and adopts the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) that is portable in 14 states. The recommendation also allows students who successfully complete three years of specified law school course work at Drake University Law School or the University of Iowa College of Law to be admitted to the Iowa Bar without being required to take a bar exam.
Below are several resources to help better understand the proposal: