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Court overrules board on applicant’s need for college degree

A lawyer will be permitted to take the bar exam in Oklahoma despite not having graduated from college, according to a ruling by the state's Supreme Court. Caleb Harlin was home schooled through high school and skipped college before graduating from two separate law schools, one in California and one in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners had deemed his lack of college degree an insurmountable hurdle in his pursuit of the state's bar exam, before the court overruled the board.

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