Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar


Formed: June 1, 1952

The Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is charged with the duty of studying the various aspects of and developments in legal education and admission to the bar, in the maintenance of adequate standards of legal education and in the prevention of admission to the bar of unworthy candidates. 

Committee Co-Chairs:
Larry Cunningham, St. John's University School of Law, and  Marta Galan Ricardo, Esq., Columbia Law School

Committee Reports
Resolution adopted by the House of Delegates - November 1, 2014
Report of New York Board of Law Examiners Proposed Change in New York to the Uniform Bar Exam - October 2014
Report of the Subcommittee on Early Administration of the Bar Exam
- March, 2014
Information Report to the NYSBA Executive Committee on Skills Training for New Attorneys (with attachments) - December 2013
Recommendations for Implementation of the Report of the Special Committee to Study the Bar Exam - February, 2012
Report of the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar - Follow-up Report to October 2014 Report on the Uniform Bar Exam

Information for Bar Applicants with Disabilities:
The ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law recently released a brand new free directory for bar applicants with disabilities that offers information on what each state bar requires in terms of requesting accommodations and the questions asked for character and fitness (as they relate to disabilities).  The directory also has a listing of applicable state laws and cases that are relevant to these two issues.  Visit http://ambar/biad.

Law Student Bar Association Achievement Award
Click to view the list of previous award winners.

Committee Roster
Committee Minutes