Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Second Circuit Upholds Rules That Prevent Online Graduates From Taking N.Y. Bar Exam

In a summary order in a case called Bazadier v. McAlary, (available here) the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that the state of New York has the right to keep graduates of online law schools from taking the state's bar examination.  The court endorsed the conclusion of the district court that the admissions rules at issue do not violate applicants' rights to equal protection or freedom of association.  For more information check out the ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Responsbility (28 Law. Man. Prof. Conduct 117).

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