Professor Ben Bratman Pens JD Journal Editorial, "Why More States Should Not Jump on the Uniform Bar Exam Bandwagon"
Pitt Law Professor Ben Bratman argues against the growing Uniform Bar Exam movement in his JD Journal opinion piece, Why More States Should Not Jump on the Uniform Bar Exam Bandwagon.
New York recently became the 16th state to adopt the UBE, prompting many to predict that the standardized test will inevitably spread throughout the country. Countering conventional wisdom, Professor Bratman counsels remaining states against following New York's lead. He sets forth five reasons why the UBE is "a dubious and potentially damaging means for achieving the desirable end of greater interstate license portability" for new lawyers. This is especially true, Bratman argues, because "there is a different and more benign way to achieve that end.”