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
New York County Lawyers Association
14 Vesey Street, New York, NY
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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TASK FORCE IN THE NEWS
to Study if Move to Uniform Bar Exam Led to a Rise in Lawyers Unprepared to
Practice, New York Law Journal. April 1, 2019
to Study Uniform Bar Exam Impact, Daily Record, April 2, 2019
Bar To Probe Impact Of Shift To Uniform Atty Exam, Law360, April 2, 2019
force will look at bar exam in New York state, Buffalo Law Journal, April
the Uniform Bar Exam creating underprepared lawyers?, National Jurist, May
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 Release, September 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
State Bar Association Task Force Reviewing NY Bar Exam to Hold Public Hearing in New York, NYSBA News Release, November 15, 2019
Task Force Roster