Chief Justice Mark Cady has signed an order adopting the Uniform Bar Examination as the
examination for admission to the Iowa bar beginning in February 2016. The court
requests public comment on proposed amendments to chapter 31 of the Iowa Court
Rules incorporating the UBE into Iowa's bar admissions process. The deadline
for submitting comments is no later than Sept. 4.
year, the court directed the Iowa Board of Law Examiners to study the UBE and
provide a recommendation regarding possible adoption of the UBE and suggest
potential improvements to the bar admission system in Iowa. To review the
Board’s report, click here.
Those interested in
providing public comments or learning more can view the order here or visit the Iowa Judicial
Branch website, navigating to "About the Courts,” then clicking
on "Supreme Court.” From the left navigation, click "Orders.” Public
comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the clerk of
the Supreme Court. Those providing comments should review the order for