Allison C. Shields:
Despite opposition from many lawyers and bar associations throughout the state, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced today that New York State will begin administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July of 2016.
According to this article, Lippman made the announcement at a Law Day celebration in Albany, claiming that the adoption of the UBE will allow New York to remain the gold standard for the profession, and stating that it will allow New York law graduates greater portability and flexibility of their law licenses.
- New York Becomes 16th State to Adopt MBE, Predicts ‘Domino Effect’ Will End Local Law Testing In Remaining States (taxprof.typepad.com)
- New York State to Adopt Uniform Bar Exam (rss.nytimes.com)
- New York Moves To The Uniform Bar Exam (abovethelaw.com)