Menstrual Policies and The Bar (“MP and The Bar”) mission is to remove menstruation-related barriers to entering the legal profession, including during the bar exam. Founded in 2020 by law professors Marcy L. Karin (UDC Law), Margaret E. Johnson (The University of Baltimore School of Law), and Elizabeth B. Cooper (Fordham Law School), MP and The Bar believes that it is possible to change policies to create a safe and fair bar exam environment for menstruators. We hope this collection educates stakeholders on the need for changes to bar exam policies regarding menstruation and MP and the Bar’s model policy that can be adopted that balance exam security and integrity with important dignitary principles of privacy and respect, fairness and nondiscrimination, promoting health, providing accommodations, and transparency.

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Articles

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Menstrual Dignity and the Bar Exam, Marcy L. Karin, Margaret E. Johnson, and Elizabeth B. Cooper

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Menstruation and the Bar Exam: Model Policy and Operating Provisions, Marcy L. Karin, Margaret E. Johnson, and Elizabeth B. Cooper

Correspondences

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Letter to Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Committee of Bar Examiners, Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Law Examiners Committee, Alaska Bar Association, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to NCBE, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to South Dakota Board of Bar Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to State Bar of Nevada, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to State Bar of Nevada, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Supreme Court of South Carolina Board of Law Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Texas Board of Law Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Utah State Bar, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Vermont Board of Bar Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Washington State Bar Association, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to West Virginia Board of Law Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

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Letter to Wyoming Board of Law Examiners, Legislation/Civil Rights Clinic

News Articles

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Punishing Bar Exam Policies on Menstrual Products Must Go, Elizabeth B. Cooper, Margaret E. Johnson, and Marcy L. Karin

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Menstrual Products and the Bar: Advocacy Seeks to Create Equal Bar Exam Testing Conditions for Menstruators, Marcy L. Karin, Elizabeth B. Cooper, and Margaret E. Johnson

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Stop the Stigma Against Menstruation: Starting with the Bar Exam, Marcy L. Karin, Elizabeth B. Cooper, and Margaret E. Johnson