Hello, just a few hours ago, the NY bole published the eligibility criteria to sit for the exam. First, the period from Nov. 1st - Nov. 15 will be open just for JDs. Although speculative yet, there is a high chance that the NY bar will exclude us, LLMs, repeaters, as they did in the October exam. I had personally taken the exam just once a year ago. I was planning to take the exam in July this year, and then they excluded us. Only a limited number of LLMs were allowed to sit this past exam. The initial reason for exclusion was that they planned to hold an in-person exam and promote social distancing; the seats were scarce. Then, they changed the modality to be remote, so the initial reason didn't exist anymore. If this is not enough, the NY BOLE previously said that those JDs who failed the October exam would be able to re-take it. I don't know you, but I feel pretty discriminated against. I'm a foreign attorney that lives in the US and is trying to rebuild her career. These types of exclusions are simply not fair. I plan to do something, not sure what yet, but I will. If you want to join me to see what we can do, reply to this message; depending on how many are interested, I will follow up with more information.
[Edited by Eli1234 on Oct 27, 2020]