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Sun sets on another ABA Midyear Meeting

Sun sets on another ABA Midyear Meeting

We’re back from San Diego, where the American Bar Association went to catch some sun and do some business at the 2016 Midyear Meeting.

And since most students just aren’t able to make it, here’s a recap of what happened.

Resolution 109 passed at the House of Delegates on Monday! That’s the one covering the Uniform Bar Exam, and it reads: “… the American Bar Association urges the bar admission authorities in each state and territory to adopt expeditiously the Uniform Bar Examination.”

A complementary resolution, which urges bar admission authorities to consider the impact on minorities of adopting the UBE, passed as well. It asks groups to consider including subjects that are important in their jurisdictions – particularly Indian law.

And while that doesn’t mean the work is over, some of the Law Student Division staff – including Chair Fabiani Duarte and Chris Jennison, the division’s student member of the BOG – took some time to acknowledge their accomplishments in lobbying for Resolution 109.

In other division news, the team from Northwestern University School of Law took first place in this year’s Negotiation Competition finals. We’ll have a little more on the competition in a future blog post.

For other news, check out the ABA Journal‘s Storify tweet recap on the House of Delegates meeting as well as its Midyear Meeting newsfeed. You can also see President Paulette Brown’s address to the House of Delegates and ABA Executive Director Jack Rives’ address on the state of the association on the ABA’s news archives.

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