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Wayne State U. Law School Warns Students Not to Advocate Dropping Bar Exam on Social Media

Wayne State U. Law School Warns Students Not to Advocate Dropping Bar Exam on Social Media

“remember that your comments – even if made on a completely private page – can still be easily copied and shared with others”

It’s amazing how many problems social media has created for college students.

The College Fix reports:

Law school warns students not to advocate dropping bar exam on social media

As a handful of states have suspended the bar exam requirement for aspiring attorneys, one law school recently warned students to be careful about how they advocate for such a suspension — or they might find it hard to become a lawyer.

Wayne State University Law School sent an email on April 15 to its students warning them to be careful when using social media to advocate for diploma privilege, which allows successful law school grads to become attorneys without passing the bar exam. The email started circulating in early July and was posted on July 6 on Above the Law.

It was originally sent on April 15 by Meghan Short, an assistant dean of the law school, according to a copy of the e-mail obtained by The College Fix.

The email from the law school stated “while you have every right to criticize the bar exam, the Board of Law Examiners, or the State Bar of Michigan online, it may not be a smart strategy for passing Character & Fitness with ease.”

“This is an extremely frustrating and stressful time for everyone, and I understand wanting to air concerns and thoughts through the only means we have to socialize anymore – i.e., social media. But, please be careful of what you say and remember that your comments – even if made on a completely private page – can still be easily copied and shared with others.”

The email came two weeks after a handful of law school students, set to graduate in May 2020, released a letter on April 1, asking the Michigan Board of Law Examiners to institute diploma privilege and release them from the requirement to take the bar exam.

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