Bar None! The Social Impact of Bar Testing Federal Indian Law in Washington/ Washington State Bar News


In July 2007, Washington lawyers sat for the bar exam, with the possibility of being tested on federal Indian law for the first time in the history of the WSBA. This article explains how our new Indian

bar-exam policy helps ensure the protection

of the public; allows indigent Native and

fron-Native persons access to justice in

an ever-increasing number of disputes

arising out of Indian Country; increases the

diversity of the legal profession; and heals

the historically strained relations between

state and tribal sovereigns.

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