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Friday, November 7, 2014

Professor Ruben Garcia Co-authors Letter on Behalf of SALT, Mentioned in New York Law Journal

Ruben J. Garcia is a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Nov. 5, a letter he co-authored on behalf of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) was mentioned in a New York Law Journal article titled, "Lippman to Meet With Deans About Bar Exam Proposal."

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals has proposed to change New York's state bar exam to include more elements from the nationally standardized Uniform Bar Examination.

On behalf of SALT, co-presidents Professor Garcia and Olympia Duhart wrote the following in a letter to the New York State Board of Law Examiners: " ... we urge the Court of Appeals to delay implementation until there has been an opportunity to seriously assess the impact of this exam on all students and, more particularly, to assess whether or not its adoption would exacerbate the persistent disparate impact of the bar exam on racial and ethnic minorities."

A recognized expert in the field of labor and employment law, Garcia teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility at the Boyd School of Law. He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among others, and has appeared on national and local radio and television programs.