Maryland Bar Exam on Laptops

The Maryland Daily Record that tells us today that 650 hopefully soon to be Maryland lawyers are taking the bar exam on a laptop.

My handwriting is so bad I typed the essay portion of the bar exam on a typewriter. There were probably 30 of us in the room typing away. It was louder than a rock concert.

Maryland bar exam test administrators require laptop users must sign a waiver before the test releasing them “from any liability in the event you experience a malfunction of the software or the hardware.” Can you imagine going back to your employer who was waiting for you to pass the bar exam and telling him your laptop ate your bar exam?