Due to the continuation of the epidemiological emergency and the consequent delay in the correction of the written tests of the bar exam for the legal profession. The tests were in fact held in December 2019, and this delay is likely to cause a postponement of the oral phase of the examination. This would also result in an inevitable overlap with the written examination of the 2020 session. All this would lead to further overcrowding of the 2020 session we have brought a motion to the National Council of University Students (CNSU).

The CNSU asks about the bar exam:

that the Ministry of Universities and Research promote with the Ministry of Justice an action; aimed at revising the way in which the State examination for admission to the legal profession is conducted. This is based on the following proposals:

  • the qualification of candidates who have passed the written test in the 2019 session, with the abolition of the oral test for the latter
  • in the alternative, the continuation of the positive outcome of the 2019 written test for access to the oral phase of the 2020 session;
  • in any case, should it become necessary in relation to the continuation of the state of emergency, the definition, by and no later than 15 September 2020, of specific procedures for the organisation and conduct of the qualifying examination for the practice of law for the 2020 session
  • the extension of the measures to reduce the duration of practice, introduced with Decree Law 22/2020, to all new graduates of the penultimate session of the degree, as well as the further reduction of the duration of the legal practice from 16 to 14 months;
  • that the results of the written tests for the 2019 Bar Examination be published no later than 31 July 2020 to allow those who passed to prepare for the oral examination and those who failed to prepare for the 2020 examination session.

We wish all candidates the best of luck and hope that the Ministry will intervene quickly!

Carlo Giovani

Students Representative in CNSU and CUN (2019-2022)

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