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Frequently and even recently in these very pages it is proudly asserted that “[t]he license to practice law in New York has long been considered the international gold standard.” (Michael Miller, July 21, NYLJ). Even so, in the new world of law that is dominated by accelerating innovation, competition and uncertainty the luster of this reputation cannot be maintained by clinging to the past. Adjustments and improvements in the way new attorneys are admitted to the bar are feasible and now urgently needed.

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