Sure enough, the Arizona Supreme Court has allowed the state’s law schools to pilot a program, beginning in January 2013, that revises the law school curriculum so that students in their third and final year of law school can take the Bar exam prior to graduation.
The National Law Journal’s coverage of the decision is here. On paper, I think it makes a lot of sense. We’ll have to wait for the 2015 report to see how it plays out on a practical level. See this previous post with more particulars about the program.