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The Bar Examination, Attorney Admissions and the Pandemic: A

The Bar Examination, Attorney Admissions and the Pandemic: A Conversation About Employment Issues for New Law Graduates in 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Program Fee:
Students or Alumni of Sponsoring Schools: Free
Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webcast.

The pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to all aspects of American life, and legal education is no exception. COVID-19 has resulted in uncertainty around bar examinations and attorney admissions around the nation. New York State has announced that it has rescheduled its bar examination from July to September, but the details of the administration, which are being formulated, have not been announced. Different states have taken different approaches to these issues. When should bar exams be scheduled, if at all? How can they be administered in a manner consistent with public health guidelines? And what effect might the delay in attorney admissions for the Class of 2020 have on legal employment?

This panel of experts, each from a different perspective, will analyze these questions, offer their views, and take questions from attendees. Sponsored by the Council on the Profession, this program is meant to facilitate discussion among members of the profession and generate potentially helpful ideas and guidance for New York State.

Craig M. Boise
, Dean and Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law
Mary Lu Bilek, Dean and Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law
Hank M. Greenberg, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Former President, President of the New York State Bar Association
Anne C. Lefever, New York Hiring Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Deborah Jones Merritt, Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Sponsoring Committee
Council on the Profession, Matthew Diller and Melissa Colon-Bosolet , Co-Chairs

Cosponsoring Committee: 
New Lawyer Institute, Brian Farkas, Chair 

Sponsoring Schools:
Albany Law School
Brooklyn Law School
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Columbia Law School
CUNY School of Law
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Duke University School of Law
Fordham University School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra
New York Law School
New York University School of Law
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Rutgers Law School
Seton Hall University School of Law
St. John's University School of Law
Syracuse University College of Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
University of Connecticut School of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Yale Law School

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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