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The Bar Examination and Beginning Years of Legal Practice in North Carolina, 1820-1860

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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.