Task Force on the New York Bar Examination

The mission of the Task Force on the New York Bar Examination is to investigate and report on the experience and impact of New York’s adoption of the UBE. Presiding Justice Alan D. Scheinkman, of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department, and Eileen D. Millett, Esq., former co-chair of NYSBA’s Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, co-chair the task force.

The task force will consider the impact that the UBE has had on applicants; on the qualifications and relevant knowledge of newly admitted New York attorneys; on potential employers; on current members of the bar; and on diversity in the profession. At the conclusion of its investigation, the task force will make recommendations regarding the future content and form of New York’s bar exam.  

New York State Bar Association Forms Task Force to Review NY Bar Exam, NYSBA News Release, April 1, 2019

Archive, Public Hearing, Rochester, October 4

Archive, Public Hearing, Mineola
, October 21

Archive, Public Hearing, Albany,
October 25

Upcoming Events
November 18
New York County Lawyers Association
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
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NYSBA to Study if Move to Uniform Bar Exam Led to a Rise in Lawyers Unprepared to Practice, New York Law Journal. April 1, 2019

NYSBA to Study Uniform Bar Exam Impact, Daily Record, April 2, 2019

NY Bar To Probe Impact Of Shift To Uniform Atty Exam, Law360, April 2, 2019

Task force will look at bar exam in New York state, Buffalo Law Journal, April 2, 2019

Is the Uniform Bar Exam creating underprepared lawyers?, National Jurist, May 13, 2019

Change in New York bar exam for lawyers was positive, study shows, Buffalo Law Journal, August 24, 2019

Hearing on UBE Is Friday, Daily Record, October 2, 2019

State Bar Task Force Reviewing NY Bar Exam To Hold Four Public Hearings Across the State, NYSBA News ReleaseSeptember 19, 2019

State Bar Association Task Force Reviewing NY Bar Exam to Hold Public Hearing in Mineola, NYSBA News Release, October 18, 2019

State Bar Association Task Force Reviewing NY Bar Exam To Hold Public Hearing in Albany, NYSBA News Release, October 24, 2019

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