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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to higher education|
|Jan 21, 2011||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S2440
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S2440 - Details
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S2440 - Summary
Relates to the study of law in certain non American Bar Association approved law schools to be eligible to sit for the New York state bar exam, so long as they meet all other requirements established pursuant to 22 NYCRR Part 520.03.
S2440 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2440 TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to the study of law in certain law schools to be eligible to sit for the New York state bar exam PURPOSE: To allow graduates of Massachusetts School of Law (MSL) to take the New York State Bar Examination immediately following graduation. To deem the MSL as an approved law school. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: deems the Massachusetts School of Law as an approved law school, even if it has not been approved by the American Bar Association, so long as the school has met all the other requirements established by 22 NYCRR Part 520.03. EXISTING LAW: Currently, to sit for the New York State bar exam, one must graduate from an accredited law school or have worked in another state for 5 years after being duly admitted to that state's bar. JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would allow graduates of the Massachusetts School of
S2440 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2440 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 21, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ALESI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT relating to the study of law in certain law schools to be eligi- ble to sit for the New York state bar exam THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the Massachusetts school of law shall be deemed an approved law school, as defined in 22 NYCRR Part 520.03, even if they have not been approved by the American Bar Association, if they have met all other requirements established pursuant to 22 NYCRR Part 520.03. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08285-01-1
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