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STATE BAR PRESIDENT APPLAUDS COURT OF APPEALS
FOR EXPANDING RULES ON BAR EXAM ELIGIBILITY

"The New York State Bar Association is pleased that the Court of Appeals has approved new rules that allow law students to count more clinical work and externships toward their eligibility for the bar exam," said New York State Bar Association President Vincent E. Doyle III.

"In an era when many have questioned whether law schools adequately prepare law students for real-life representation of clients, the Court's action goes a long way toward addressing those concerns.

"The changes are consistent with the Association's longtime goal of ensuring that students are better prepared to practice law upon graduation," said Doyle of Buffalo (Connors & Vilardo).

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