While the American Bar Association has been expanding options for law schools to offer distance education opportunities, rules governing the bar exam in New York apparently have not been keeping pace.

New York’s rules, which have remained unchanged, create a “substantial gap between ABA accreditation standards and the requirements of the New York bar,” four New York law deans—Horace E. Anderson Jr., dean of Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University; Michael T. Cahill, president and dean of Brooklyn Law School; Anthony W. Crowell, dean and president at New York Law School; and Matthew Diller, dean and Paul Fuller professor of law at Fordham University Law School—wrote in a commentary that appeared in the New York Law Journal in May advocating for the New York Court of Appeals to ease limits on remote learning.