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Jury Out on Uniform Bar Exam’s Effect on Minorities

March 24, 2016, 4:00 AM

This July, New York and the District of Columbia will administer the Uniform Bar Exam for the first time, joining 19 other jurisdictions that either currently administer the test or will within the next year.

“The trend is clearly one of growth that should and will continue,” Michael S. Greco, former president of the American Bar Association, told Bloomberg BNA in an e-mail.

But some say this expansion should be tempered amid concerns about the “differential impact” the UBE could have on minority bar applicants.

In addition, while the scarcity of traditional legal jobs in recent years has spurred the ...

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