I have already taken the exam for the New York State bar - and was eligible to do so without an LLM because I had an LLB from the University of London (LSE). It took me ages to discover that I was eligible and now I am trying to find out whether CA operates anything equivalent.
I took the NY bar in 2014 and now will move to California. Does anyone here know or have heard of any friends who took the California bar without a JD and without doing an LLM first (i.e. in a way similar as allowed by the New York State bar which determines an LLB from certain UK universities to come under their definition of a 'qualifying law degree').
Will be impressed if anyone has any further leads on this, thanks!
While I'm here, I'm also happy to pay it forward and answer any questions about taking the New York bar exam as a foreign attorney as I have a lot of hard won knowledge about that. Feel free to PM.
[Edited by HelloUpThere on Nov 14, 2016]