SC Mulls Possibility of Computerising Bar Exams

After administering the online mass oath-taking of new lawyers for the first time, the Supreme Court is now mulling the possibility of computerising the bar examination, with Associate Justice Marvic Leonen at the helm.

Speaking during the online oath-taking of the 2019 bar passers, Leonen said he has been authorized by the high court to study the digitization of the exam for would-be lawyers.

He shared, “This will be a relief to those who come after you, with handwriting as bad as many of the justices of this court.” 

Leonen is the chairperson of the 2020 bar examination which was moved to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He added, “We will attempt to remove more inequities that are inherent in the modality of the bar examinations.” For starters, the high court has already approved a regional site in Cebu for the next bar exams.

There is still no definite date when the 2020 bar examinations will be conducted.


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