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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 35. Board of Bar Examiners
Chapter 20. Law Reader Program Rule

18VAC35-20-220. Fourth year.

The fourth year of the program is devoted to elective subjects. The reader, in consultation with the supervising attorney, shall develop a fourth year curriculum tailored to the reader's specific areas of interest. The reader shall then petition the board, at least six months prior to the commencement of the fourth year, for approval of the proposed fourth year course of study:

1. The petition shall be in writing and shall include a detailed course description for each subject intended to be studied, a suggested length of time for each subject, and an explanation of the reader's general goals for the fourth year;

2. The petition may omit course descriptions if the reader selects electives already designated on the "Recommended Electives" list; and

3. Under no circumstances will approval or recognition be given to courses directed to fulfillment of a continuing legal or other professional education requirement, or intended to provide preparation for a bar examination, or taught through correspondence or any equivalent. No credit shall be given at any time during the course of study for time spent studying bar review materials.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3922 and 54.1-3926 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR168-01-04 § 6.7, eff. March 1, 1993.

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