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Diploma Privilege: Why Some Believe Bar Exams Should be Eliminated

Are Bar Exams really necessary? The Iowa State Bar Association isn’t so sure. In this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Iowa State Bar Association President Guy Cook and Clinical Professor of Law John Whiston to learn why Iowa could soon offer Diploma Privilege for its law graduates.

Cook is the current president of the Iowa State Bar Association. He is an Iowa native who has been practicing law for over 30 years. Guy is a board certified trial attorney, former federal prosecutor, and senior partner for Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C. where he practices exclusively in litigation. He also serves on the Board of Counselors of Drake University Law School.

Whiston is a clinical professor of law at The University of Iowa College of Law. He teaches in the Clinical Legal Programs as well as courses in Evidence, Deposition Practice, Worker’s Compensation, and Trial Advocacy. John is a former partner with Rossbach & Whiston, P.C. and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

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