Eileen D. Millett Quoted in “Court System Seeks Comment on Adopting Uniform Bar Exam” – New York Law Journal

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 by New York Law Journal in “Court System Seeks Comment on Adopting Uniform Bar Exam.”

Following is an excerpt:

Bar Association leaders, meanwhile, had mixed reactions.

Bret Parker, executive director of the New York City Bar Association, called it an "extremely positive development." But Eileen Millett, co-chair of the New York State Bar Association's committee on legal education and admission to bar, said the issue needed more discussion.

"I think we have to be careful that we protect the uniqueness of what it means to have taken and passed the New York bar exam," said Millett, counsel at Epstein Becker Green.

For law schools, she said, the proposed change may raise questions of altering the competitiveness of New York law schools.

"Does it take away or add to the allure of coming to a New York law school?" Millett said. "It remains to be seen."

According to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, 15,846 people took the New York bar exam in 2013. California had the next-largest total of test-takers in the country with 13,319.