bar exam for international students


pragya
Hello I have a LLB degree from India and have been admitted to the University of Melbourne for my LLM. I would like to know if I should take my Bar exam if i need to work in the country later on.
Hello I have a LLB degree from India and have been admitted to the University of Melbourne for my LLM. I would like to know if I should take my Bar exam if i need to work in the country later on.
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If you wish to enroll in the State Bar Council then you have to get re-qualified as a lawyer. First, you will have to get your Indian degree reassessed by the local council, where you will be advised to study subjects as Australian Constitutional law (and more according to your re-assessment) and undergo practical legal training. After this is done, you will be enrolled in the State Bar Council.


You can practice as a foreign lawyer as well but avenues will be restricted.
If you wish to enroll in the State Bar Council then you have to get re-qualified as a lawyer. First, you will have to get your Indian degree reassessed by the local council, where you will be advised to study subjects as Australian Constitutional law (and more according to your re-assessment) and undergo practical legal training. After this is done, you will be enrolled in the State Bar Council.


You can practice as a foreign lawyer as well but avenues will be restricted.
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http://www.ibanet.org/PPID/Constituent/Student_Committee/qualify_lawyer_AustraliaVictoria.aspx

Please refer to this link for further information.
http://www.ibanet.org/PPID/Constituent/Student_Committee/qualify_lawyer_AustraliaVictoria.aspx

Please refer to this link for further information.
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pragya
thank you blossom for your reply...so what i get from you is that if my law degree is assessed and am qualified as a lawyer after undergoing the practical training, then I dont have to appear for a Bar exam.
thank you blossom for your reply...so what i get from you is that if my law degree is assessed and am qualified as a lawyer after undergoing the practical training, then I dont have to appear for a Bar exam.
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This is what I could gather from my online research. I will be undertaking masters from Sydney later this year and had similar queries like yours.
This is what I could gather from my online research. I will be undertaking masters from Sydney later this year and had similar queries like yours.
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aster
hey,
I am an Indian Student pursuing Ba.LLB under the Bangalore University ,as per my research I have heard that , a LLM degree does not serve the purpose of acquiring a job in Australia , as it is only a one year course and the visa is given only for that particular year ( however the courses extending beyond 2 years will be given a work permit of another 2 years ).
So i am really concerned about my stand as an international student after the completion of my LLM degree in Australia.
Kindly help me out , to make a further decision on it.
hey,
I am an Indian Student pursuing Ba.LLB under the Bangalore University ,as per my research I have heard that , a LLM degree does not serve the purpose of acquiring a job in Australia , as it is only a one year course and the visa is given only for that particular year ( however the courses extending beyond 2 years will be given a work permit of another 2 years ).
So i am really concerned about my stand as an international student after the completion of my LLM degree in Australia.
Kindly help me out , to make a further decision on it.
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hey,
I am an Indian Student pursuing Ba.LLB under the Bangalore University ,as per my research I have heard that , a LLM degree does not serve the purpose of acquiring a job in Australia , as it is only a one year course and the visa is given only for that particular year ( however the courses extending beyond 2 years will be given a work permit of another 2 years ).


You are right. You can't practice in Australia with an LLM. The only pathway is the JD. The credential assessment is a utopy, since you will never be recognized as a lawyer in Australia without undergoing at least 2 years of Australian law in an Australian University. And if you consider the year lost in the LLM study (2+1=3), you might as well apply for admission to the 3-year JD, in the first place.

However, be prepared for living off your savings and/or loans for a term of 4 years (besides tuitio fees), considering the 1 year for "articles of clerk" legal practice under supervision.

Regards,
<blockquote>hey,
I am an Indian Student pursuing Ba.LLB under the Bangalore University ,as per my research I have heard that , a LLM degree does not serve the purpose of acquiring a job in Australia , as it is only a one year course and the visa is given only for that particular year ( however the courses extending beyond 2 years will be given a work permit of another 2 years ).
</blockquote>

You are right. You can't practice in Australia with an LLM. The only pathway is the JD. The credential assessment is a utopy, since you will never be recognized as a lawyer in Australia without undergoing at least 2 years of Australian law in an Australian University. And if you consider the year lost in the LLM study (2+1=3), you might as well apply for admission to the 3-year JD, in the first place.

However, be prepared for living off your savings and/or loans for a term of 4 years (besides tuitio fees), considering the 1 year for "articles of clerk" legal practice under supervision.

Regards,
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I have just been told by melbourne uni that I am not eligible to study the JD
I have just been told by melbourne uni that I am not eligible to study the JD
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I have just been told I am not eligible for a JD if I have done my LLB from India
I have just been told I am not eligible for a JD if I have done my LLB from India
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Dear agrosang,

If you are not eligible for the JD, then your best bet would be to:

1) Apply to other universities, as well. Melbourne is top of the top, but not the only one.
2) Pass the bar exam in India, in the meantime. This would give you an advantage when looking for a job, after graduation.

Good luck!
Dear agrosang,

If you are not eligible for the JD, then your best bet would be to:

1) Apply to other universities, as well. Melbourne is top of the top, but not the only one.
2) Pass the bar exam in India, in the meantime. This would give you an advantage when looking for a job, after graduation.

Good luck!
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Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.
Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.
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Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.


first improve your English
<blockquote>Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.</blockquote>

first improve your English
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´Jupp
Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.


first improve your English


First before what?
<blockquote><blockquote>Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.</blockquote>

first improve your English </blockquote>

First before what?
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Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.


first improve your English


First before what?


I guess before trying to enroll in an LLM.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hey, I am LL.B degree Holding in Pakistan. I want to know that I am planning to take admission in UNSW in LL.M degree Program. What I want to ask is, after the completation of my LL.M Am I eligible to take work permit in Australia? If No then how could I can take Work Permit in Aus after complete my Studies in Law.</blockquote>

first improve your English </blockquote>

First before what?</blockquote>

I guess before trying to enroll in an LLM.
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