Eileen Millett Quoted in “State Asked to Slow Down Plans for Uniform Bar Exam”

The Daily Record of Rochester

Eileen D. Millett, Counsel in the Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the firm's New York office, was quoted in The Daily Record of Rochester in “State Asked to Slow Down Plans for Uniform Bar Exam,” by Denise M. Champagne. (Read the full version - subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Eileen D. Millett said NYSBA’s Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, which she co-chairs with Patricia E. Salkin, swung into immediate action.

They presented their report to the House of Delegates at the session at the New York Bar Center in Albany.

“The proposal itself is not entirely transparent,” said Millett, an attorney with the New York City office of Epstein Becker & Green PC. She noted New York is not just proposing to adopt the uniform bar exam, but add its own New York law exam that is not yet developed or tested, meaning law school graduates will have to pass two exams.

She said supporters claim the main benefit would be portability, but asked about practicality and profitability. She also questioned the limited amount of time to offer comments.

“Who is this practical and pragmatic for?” Millett asked. “Is it practical and pragmatic for law schools who are asked to adapt their curriculum so they can prepare students to take this new exam in July 2015?”