Competency Study – 2021 to 2023

On June 21, 2021, the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners (Board) published a Public Notice announcing plans to commence a comprehensive two-year study of the bar examination for the purposes of providing the Minnesota Supreme Court with a report and recommendation no later than June 1, 2023.

The public notice advised that the dates, times and locations of public meetings will be posted to the Board’s website.  The Board has formed a Committee and has scheduled the first four meetings.  The Board intends for this to be a transparent process and will be updating this page regularly.

The Committee seeks to solicit broad stakeholder input on this important issue.  The Committee has developed a Project Timeline that includes five months of Working Groups to bring together divergent viewpoints.  The Committee has identified Stakeholder Groups that the Committee will be reaching out to for participation in these Working Groups.  The Committee also welcomes suggestions for additional Stakeholder Groups who should be included.

Agendas will be posted in advance of the meetings.  A portion of each meeting will be allocated for public comments.  If you wish to speak on this issue, please send a written request to Tom Boyd, Chair of the Committee, c/o the Board of Law Examiners’ Office at 180 E. 5th Street, Suite 950, MN 55101 or ble@mbcle.state.mn.us, at least one week in advance of the committee meeting.  Written submissions on this issue are also encouraged.

Next Meeting:

  • November 8, 2021 – 1:30 to 3:00 P.M.

Future Meetings:

  • December 8, 2021 – 2:30 to 4:00 P.M.
  • January date TBD – Working Group ½ Workshop

Past Meetings: