Tag: Uniform Bar Exam
New York has officially adopted the Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, which means the individual state bar exam will be no more. Anyone looking to become a lawyer in The Empire State will now have to take another exam starting in just a few months.
Experts argue that state-specific exams are deterrents to economic progress, primarily because students who showed their aptitude in state bar exams but wanted to take up law in another state would have to sit down for an exam specific to that state. That means more time studying for another state-oriented exam and more money spent on a test, despite having already proved their mastery of the law.
The New York Bar Exam will be replaced by the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July. This change means that applicants studying for the bar exam must also pass this new exam if they want admission to the bar in New York. They will also be required to take an online New York law course and pass a multiple choice exam with 50 questions specific to New York law, according to the New York State Bar Association.