Addressing a concern among some New York lawyers that adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) might negatively affect minorities, the president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners testified Wednesday there has been no evidence of that in the 15 states that now use the test.

Erica Moeser told a special committee appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman that those states have not maintained demographic data, but her organization has received no complaints from bar examiners or minority bar organizations that its test has made it more difficult for minorities to enter the practice of law.

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