Eileen Millett Quoted in “State Bar Worries UBE Could Devalue ‘Gold Standard'”

New York Law Journal

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 New York Law Journal, in “State Bar Worries UBE Could Devalue 'Gold Standard,'” by Joel Stashenko. (Read the full version — subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

The chairwoman of that bar panel, Eileen Millett of Epstein Becker & Green, told the Lippman-appointed committee Tuesday that before the UBE is adopted, the state bar wants to know whether students' knowledge of New York-specific law would be adequately tested in a new exam, whether students' readiness to begin practicing law would be fairly evaluated and how a new test would affect the test scores of minorities.

Millett suggested to the committee Tuesday that the state could begin introducing sample questions in the current exam that would form the basis of the UBE-dominated test. Such questions could better indicate how students, including minority candidates, would perform, she said. …

Millett concurred, calling the racial disparity documented on bar exams a "very complex, very layered, very nuanced issue."