Virginia State Bar; allows full-time law school professors to be admitted as an active member. (SB44)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia State Bar admission for full-time law school professors.  Allows a full-time law professor to be admitted as an active member of the Virginia State Bar without examination provided that (i) he has been engaged in the full-time practice of law for five of the seven years immediately preceding application for membership to the Virginia State Bar; (ii) he is employed as a full-time professor at an American Bar Association accredited Virginia law school; and (iii) he meets all other requirements for admission to the Virginia State Bar. The bill provides that membership is limited to the period of employment as a full-time professor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100607D
01/03/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2012Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Courts of Justice