Bar considers adding Indian law to exam

Saturday, January 8th 2005, 3:06 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma Bar Association is considering a change in its bar exam to add a section on Indian law.

The state Board of Bar Examiners in November discussed and then tabled a proposal to add Indian law to the two-day exam. Board chairman Richard Fogg says he thinks it's more a question of when than if Oklahoma will add Indian law to the bar exam.

The Oklahoma Bar Association's Indian Law section advocates the change but has not yet formally requested it.

Chairman Colline Meek says Oklahoma eventually will make the change because Indian legal issues are so prevalent here.

University of Oklahoma law dean Dean Andrew Coats says adding Indian law to the bar exam might be a good idea considering the impact Indian law has in Oklahoma. But he says he thinks school should be given time to work courses into the curriculum.