Legal Education

Law School

President Glenn Lau-Kee plans to build on Immediate Past President David M. Schraver's efforts to prepare law students for a rapidly evolving profession at a time when recent graduates face uncertain job prospects and six-figure debts. Last year, when Schraver asked the Association’s Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar to examine legal education, he said the committee's work would extend beyond his tenure. 

"Dave started a process that is going to take years," said Lau-Kee, who plans to visit each of the 15 law schools in New York, meeting with faculty, administrators and students. "Law schools and practicing attorneys need to engage each other for the well-being of both students and the profession."

Breaking News

Request for Public Comment on the Uniform Bar Exam – November 12, 2014

Presidential Summit on Legal Education

Watch the 2014 Presidential Summit on Legal Education


Presidential Summit focuses on legal education, rapidly changing profession, January/February 2014 State Bar News Article


2014 Presidential Summit Agenda: Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers: Can Lawyers, Employers, Regulators and Educators Come Together to Address Our Challenges?

Articles on Legal Education

Seeking quality, employers target skilled law grads, May/June 2014 State Bar News Article

The Cost of a Legal Education Today eye-opening to NYSBA Leaders, November/December 2013 State Bar News Article

Legal Education and the Future of the Profession, November/December 2013 State Bar News Article

President, committee redefining future, September/October 2013 State Bar News Article

The Future of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, September 2013 New York State Bar Association Journal (Members Only)

Convocation

The State Bar continued its examination of the legal education system with a scholarly convocation held May 22 at Pace University. The convocation, co-sponsored by the State Bar and the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, is part of an initiative begun in June 2013 by Past President David M. Schraver to explore the myriad issues associated with educating the next generation of lawyers.