ExamSoft Enables Emoji Keyboard for Bar Exam Takers
DALLAS, TEXAS — ExamSoft, a leading exam software provider for the bar exam, announced early on Friday morning that it was going to enable a new “emoji keyboard” for bar exam takers. “Sometimes fundamental legal principles are hard to articulate in words,” says William Stone, founder of ExamSoft. “We feel as though enabling the emoji keyboard allows applicants to better express their thoughts, along with applicable rules of law, in a more efficient and articulate way.”
According to sources, future bar exam takers are overwhelmingly thrilled with this development.
“I was wavering between typing and handwriting the bar exam” says third-year law student Audrey Villanova. “But with this new development, I can confidently say that I will be typing.”
For some bar exam takers, the development came too late.
“I am naturally slow at typing,” says Patrick Thomas, a bar exam taker on his third try at the New York bar Exam. “But the emoji keyboard will save me countless precious minutes on the next bar exam.” He explains:
Instead of taking my time to write, for example, ‘The Supreme Court stated in Obergefell v. Hodges that under the United States Constitution, gay marriage is legal and a court of law in the jurisdiction at hand cannot constitutionally prohibit the marriage, blah blah blah…’
I will just say:
Law schools are also applauding the new change. “We are thrilled that ExamSoft updated its software” says Dean Goldstein from the Benjamin Franklin School of Law. “We have been hoping that students would be able to fully articulate the law. And in this day and age, a plain keyboard frankly does not cut it.”
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