I do intend to give positive feedback because you have been responsive, attentive and kind and I appreciate it.
It would be interesting to do the research that a civil rights groups can do to find out how many persons in my demographic(s) have applied to take the bar exam in TN in the past ten years and how many have passed and received their licenses.
Very briefly, I want you to know of some of the barriers of which I speak. The TN bar examiners want me to:
1. file a new (not updated) application with the NCBE which means an increased fee plus getting all the original documents and recommenders once again;
2. three new and original letters of recommendation from either law professors or attorneys I've worked with. They already have three original letters from my law school professors;
3. undergo another personal interview with a local attorney. I've already undergone three interviews and passed them.
4. retake the MPRE, the professional responsibility exam which I've already taken and passed. This involves an additional fee. The former Executive Director of the TN bar examiners thinks it unnecessary since I already passed it once.
In a flurry of emails, phone calls, letters (including a certified one from the bar examiners) I found misinformation, ommisions, and a reluctance to answer my questions. The last email said that they would not give clarification on any further matters at all. Thus began my quest to find answers elsewhere. They also indicated that I could sit for the Feb. 2014 bar exam if I fulfilled their requirements, which in addition to the fee I already paid and which they will not return or apply to the next exam ($300), the additional work will cost $748.
I understand that you are not in a position to assist me any further, however, I want to thank you for your helpful information.