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Dean Cahill, Faculty Join New York Law Schools to Urge State Leaders to Adopt Diploma Privilege

07/21/2020

Dean Michael T. Cahill joined the deans of the 15 New York law schools advocating for a diploma privilege for graduates in a July 17 letter addressed to leaders in state government.

The letter came a day after the Board of Law Examiners made the decision to cancel the September 9-10 administration of the bar examination in New York, in light of concerns that an in-person exam posed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A remote exam instead will be administered October 5-6.

In a similar July 21 letter addressed to state leaders, numerous Brooklyn Law School signatories were among the more than 300 full-time faculty members of the 15 New York law schools requesting diploma privileges for 2020 graduates.

Read the deans’ letter and the faculty letter