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Illinois Supreme Court Announces February Bar Exam to be Held Online

11/24/2020

Illinois Supreme Court Announces February Bar Exam to be Held Online

November 24, 2020

In light of the continuing risks to public health and the overall successful administration of the October remote exam, the Illinois Supreme Court has determined that the February 2021 Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in Illinois will be administered remotely.

The filing deadline for the February 2021 exam remains Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Further information will be posted on the Board of Admissions website.

Illinois administered its last bar examination remotely on October 5-6, 2020 to over 2,000 applicants. Nationwide, approximately 30,000 people took that online exam, as several other states opted to give the exam remotely due to the ongoing public health concerns.

Statistics on infection and hospitalization rates in Illinois due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to rise. The Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar understands that an in-person February 2021 exam would remain at risk of cancellation based on changing pandemic conditions.