Monday, May 08, 2017

bar exam, canada

Canadian system is designed to ensure that new lawyers are competent to practice

what constitutes a competent lawyer closely mirrors the areas of competency outlined in the MacCrate Report

Although the specific licensing requirements vary from Canadian province to province, most provinces ensure competency by requiring graduation from law school, a six- to twelve-month period of articling (apprenticeship), and successful completion of a six-week to six-month teaching term where students are given practical skills training via various substantive law and professional responsibility issues.

for more detail, see
Curcio, A. A. (2002). A Better Bar: Why and How the Existing Bar Exam Should Change. Nebraska Law Review, 81(1), 363-423.

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