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Today passing a Bar Examination is a stressful endeavor, though in the state's history this was not always the case. The author tracks changing requirements for not only the bar exams but the credentials needed to become a lawyer. Specifically, she looks at the years 1820 to 1860 when the system became more formalized; though qualifications such as \"moral character\" were considered the most pressing prerequisite.
This article examines the establishment and evolution of law scholarship in North Carolina between 1820 and 1860 with a focus on the simultaneous professionalization of legal occupations during this period.
This article describes the practices and ethical standards of the legal professions in the period between 1820-1860. Elements such as advertising for services, practicing in and traveling to different courts within the circuit, courtroom practices, the administration of justice, trial procedure, membership in the bar, and ethical standards are explored.