Eileen Millett Featured in Article, “Legal Education Seen as Key to Profession’s Direction in Modern World: Committee Redefining Future”

NYSBA's State Bar News

Eileen Millett, Counsel in the Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the New York office, was featured in an article titled "Legal Education Seen as Key to Profession's Direction in Modern World: Committee Redefining Future."

Following is an excerpt:

President David M. Schraver has taken meeting the crisis in legal education and creating a practical vision for the future of the profession as the lynchpin of his tenure—and he is moving fast to put his plan into action.

For instance, Schraver has breathed new vigor into the mission of the State Bar's Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar (LEAB), which was formed in 1952. Today, "this little committee that never received much attention," as one of its co-chairs characterized it recently, is front and center on the State Bar's priority programming. ?...

In May, when he made the committee appointments that fall to each incoming president, Schraver added members to the LEAB, including a vice-chair, and gave it a new emphasis. He asked co-chairs Eileen D. Millett of New York City (Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.) and Eileen R. Kaufman of Central Islip (Touro College School of Law) and Vice-chair Ian Weinstein of New York City (Fordham University School of Law) to focus the committee's work on finding concrete proposals for changing how law students are educated and admitted to the bar. They have moved rapidly to help Schraver shape an active agenda. ?...

Millett noted that "the State Bar is uniquely suited to educating practitioners about their profession, bringing together all of the stakeholders—academia, the bench, the bar and the board of law examiners to recommend effective policy change." ?...

Schraver is working closely with Millett and Kaufman and the committee, as well as members of the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law and others to develop a conclave on the topic in the spring of 2014.