Is the Uniform Bar Exam creating underprepared lawyers?

By Martin Pritikin

The National Jurist mentions NYSBA’s newly-created Task Force on the New York Bar Exam.

After decades of administering its own bar exam, New York joined the growing majority of U.S. states in 2016 and switched to the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) instead. Last month, however, the New York State Bar Association announced that, in response to “anecdotal evidence that new lawyers don’t understand the rules for practicing in New York courts,” it was forming a task force to determine whether the state’s adoption of the UBE was responsible.

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