Study on Impact of UBE

The NY Court of Appeals announced the release of a study by the National Conference of Bar Examiners on the impact of adoption of the UBE by New York State.

My takeaway from the executive summary is that racial disparity exists with UBE results, but they existed before the UBE, so NCBE is not concerned.

We must do better than this.

The legal profession is already the least diverse profession in the country. We need to do better than an exam that we know is racist, written and administered by an organization that thinks that’s ok.

While the NCBE seems to be making some strides to create a better bar exam, can we really trust that they’re the ones who should do it?