Bloomberg Law
June 14, 2021, 8:41 PM

N.Y. Should Withdraw From Uniform Bar Exam, State Bar Group Says

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

A New York State Bar Association task force says the state should withdraw from the Uniform Bar Exam, and instead develop its own bar admissions test that focuses more directly on state-specific laws.

The State Bar’s House of Delegates on Saturday “overwhelmingly approved” the Task Force of the New York Bar Exam’s recommendations. A total of 94% of members voted in favor of the changes and 3% opposed, with the rest abstaining, said former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, Alan Scheinkman, who chaired the panel.

The current state-specific New York Law Exam, now taken by examinees in ...

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