New York State Bar Association Issues Statement Regarding the Board of Law Examiners Decision to Cancel the September Bar Exam

By Susan DeSantis

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Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement today regarding the New York State Board of Law Examiners decision to cancel the September bar exam.

“In light of the Board of Law Examiners’ decision to cancel the September bar exam, NYSBA will promptly review and make recommendations on how best to proceed.  The class of 2020 has been dealt a difficult hand and many graduates are experiencing stress and strain over the uncertainty surrounding the bar exam, a grim job market, and staggering student debt. NYSBA will expeditiously examine the alternatives, taking into account the interests of consumers of legal services as well as the law school graduates seeking admission to the New York bar.”

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, the Association has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.


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