The Illinois Supreme Court announced recently that the Illinois bar exam, originally scheduled for July 28-29, 2020, has been rescheduled to September 9-10, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Illinois Supreme Court also entered an order to relax rules for administering the bar exam to allow the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar the flexibility to prepare for and administer a bar examination in a manner that maintains the health and well-being of all applicants and others involved with the administration of the bar examination.

“This decision was made after careful consideration of the health and safety issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Chief Justice Anne M. Burke said. “The Court would like to thank the Board, the law school deans and other stakeholders for their helpful input.”

Please go to the announcements section on the homepage of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar for further information, and instructions for current and prospective applicants.