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Bar Bulletin

Seattle U Law Faculty Successfully Petitions Washington Supreme Court to Grant Diploma Privilege

August 2020 Bar Bulletin

By David Sandler

Seattle University School of Law welcomes a recent order by the Washington Supreme Court granting a diploma privilege to all applicants currently registered to take the bar examination, which was issued after the law school’s faculty sent a letter requesting reconsideration of the issue. The text of the Court’s order referenced “extraordinary barriers” that applicants currently face, and this is the first time in the state’s history that such a privilege has been granted to aspiring attorneys, who will now be able to practice law sooner.

The diploma privilege allows individuals who have met all other requirements...

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