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The deans of almost every law school in New York state have now publicly called, for the first time, for state court officials to administratively remove a question from the application for admission to the state bar that asks prospective attorneys about their mental health.

In a brief letter sent to state court officials, 14 deans of the 15 law schools in New York state said the inquiry should be stripped from the state’s application.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at [email protected]

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