Thursday, May 21, 2020

Vik Amar on Preferential Treatment of In-State Law Schools and their Graduates

Jason Mazzone

Some governmental responses to the Coronavirus pandemic (and other emergencies) present difficult constitutional questions. But in other cases the questions (and answers) are easy. A recent example is the announcement by bar administrators in New York and other states that in allocating limited bar exam seats they will give priority to the graduates of the law schools of their own state--an obvious violation of the dormant commerce clause doctrine. Vik Amar's analysis of the issue today at Justia is essential reading. 

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