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Thursday, May 7, 2020

54 More Deans Ask New York To Not Discriminate Against Graduates Of Out-Of-State Law Schools In Sitting For September Bar Exam

Following up on my previous posts:

Letter From 54 Law School Deans To Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (May 6, 2020):

The Honorable Janet DiFiore
Chief Judge
New York State Court of Appeals
20 Eagle Street
Albany, New York 12207

Dear Chief Judge DiFiore:

To begin, we sincerely hope that you, the judiciary, members of the Board of Law Examiners, and your families are staying well in these very difficult times. We recognize the considerable administrative strain that has been placed on the Court with respect to the bar, and thus, we will be brief and direct.

As deans of law schools from outside of your state, who each year send talented, earnest students to sit for the New York Bar, we wish to express our full support regarding the concerns and potential solutions communicated by our colleagues in their letter of May 1, 2020, appended hereto.

We are grateful to you for considering these proposals, and are fully prepared to join the effort to help the Court, the Board of Law Examiners, and our fellow law school deans find solutions that could expand testing capacity for all non-New York law school graduates.

In closing, we acknowledge and appreciate all that you do during this pandemic, which has impacted the lives of people and communities everywhere, especially New York. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Ahdieh
Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Endowed Dean's Chair
Texas A&M University School of Law

Jane H. Aiken
Dean and Professor of Law
Wake Forest School of Law

Mark C. Alexander
Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Vikram David Amar
Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law
University of Illinois College of Law

Jerry L. Anderson
Dean and Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law
Drake University Law School

Jessica Berg
Co-Dean
Case Western Reserve University
School of Law

Nicola A. Boothe Perry
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University College of Law

Gregory W. Bowman
William J. Maier, Jr. Dean & Professor of Law
West Virginia University College of Law

Mark E. Brandon
Dean and Thomas E. McMillan Professor of Law
The University of Alabama School of Law

Martin H. Brinkley
Dean and Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

Paul L. Caron
Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law

Annette E. Clark
Dean and Professor of Law
Seattle University School of Law

G. Marcus Cole
Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law
Notre Dame Law School

Danielle M. Conway
Dean & Donald J. Farage Professor of Law
Dickinson Law
The Pennsylvania State University

Phyllis L. Crocker
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Darby Dickerson
Dean and Professor of Law
UIC John Marshall Law School
The University of Illinois at Chicago

Allen K. Easley
Dean & Professor of Law
Western State College of Law

Lyn Suzanne Entzeroth
Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair
The University of Tulsa College of Law

David L. Faigman
Chancellor and Dean
John F. Digardi Distinguished Professor of Law
University of California Hastings College of the Law

Stephen C. Ferruolo
Dean and Professor of Law
University of San Diego School of Law

Joshua P. Fershée
Dean and Professor of Law
Creighton University School of Law
NY Reg. #: 4226981

Daniel M. Filler
Dean and Professor of Law
Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Lee Fisher
Dean
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University

Timothy Fisher
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Connecticut School of Law

Chris Guthrie
Dean and John Wad-Kent Syverud Professor of Law
Vanderbilt Law School

Andrew T. Guzman
Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law
and Professor of Law and Political Science
Gould School of Law
University of Southern California

Brant J. Hellwig
Dean and Professor of Law
Washington and Lee University School of Law

Melanie B. Jacobs
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Michigan State University College of Law

Garry W. Jenkins
Dean & William S. Pattee Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School

Christian A. Johnson
Dean
Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Kevin R. Johnson
Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies
UC Davis School of Law

Michael J. Kaufman
Dean of the School of Law and Vice Provost
Loyola University Chicago
Gregory N. Mandel

Dean & Peter J. Liacouras Professor of Law
Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Thomas McHenry
President and Dean
Vermont Law School

David D. Meyer
Dean and Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law
Tulane University Law School

Anthony Niedwiecki
Dean and Professor of Law
Golden Gate University School of Law

Hari M. Osofsky
Dean
Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs
The Pennsylvania State University

Austen L. Parrish
Dean and James H. Rudy Professor
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Andrew M. Perlman
Dean and Professor of Law
Suffolk Law School

Christopher J. Peters
Dean and C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor of Law
The University of Akron School of Law

Margaret Raymond
Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School

L. Song Richardson
Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law
UC Irvine School of Law

Laura Rosenbury
Dean and Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law<
University of Florida

Peter B. Rutledge
Dean & Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law
University of Georgia School of Law

Brad Saxton
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Michael P. Scharf
Co-Dean
Case Western Reserve University
School of Law

D. Gordon Smith
Dean, Woodruff J. Deem Professor of Law
J. Rueben Clark Law School
Brigham Young University

Aviam Soifer
Dean and Professor of Law
William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Hawai’i

Andrew L. Strauss
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Dayton School of Law

Kevin K. Washburn
N. William Hines Dean and Professor of Law
The University of Iowa College of Law

Michael Waterstone
Fritz B. Burns Dean
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount University

Ronald Weich
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Baltimore School of Law

Verna L. Williams
Dean and Nippert Professor of Law
University of Cincinnati College of Law

Melanie D. Wilson
Dean and Lindsay Young Distinguished Professor
University of Tennessee College of Law

Law360, In-State NY Bar Exam Sign-Ups Soar, Drawing Out-Of-State Ire

TaxProf Blog coverage of the July 2020 bar exam:

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