Upon recommendation of the Advisory Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), the New York Court of Appeals adopted the UBE effective with the July 2016 administration of the New York State bar examination. The Advisory Committee also recommended, and the Court of Appeals adopted, a requirement that applicants for admission in New York be required to complete an online course on New York law and take and pass an online examination on New York law, as a requirement for admission. The report of the Advisory Committee is available on its website at http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/bar-exam/.

The Court of Appeals amended sections 520.2, 520.7, 520.8 520.9 and 520.12 of its Rules to reflect the adoption of the UBE. A copy of the Notice to the Bar and the amended Rules is available by clicking the following link: Court of Appeals Notice & Order Amending Court Rules.