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Exam 'glitch' causes even more anxiety for aspiring lawyers

Single mother of 5 passes bar exam, achieves ‘lifelong goal’
Posted at 5:29 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 17:29:51-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people seeking to become lawyers in Michigan took an online exam that had problems involving passwords.

The bar exam is typically a two-day, in-person test. But the coronavirus turned it into a one-day online essay exam with some extraordinary conditions to prevent cheating.

The Detroit Free Press says software disconnected the internet on computers and turned on the camera and microphone. At one point, there was a “technical glitch” with accessing passwords for different sections of the exam.

Test takers were told they'd get extra time.