Wisconsin Diploma Privilege Suit Granted Class Action Status
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb granted class action status to a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's policy of allowing in-state law graduates to become lawyers without passing the bar exam.
Anyone who applies to practice law in Wisconsin within 30 days of graduating from a law school outside the state can join the lawsuit.
Wisconsin allows graduates from its two law schools to become lawyers immediately if they meet certain requirements. It's the last state in the nation with the so-called diploma privilege.