can a lawyer with LLB from India appear for New York bar exam


kwater
hi..i am a lawyer from India.i have done my LLB from Mumbai University. I am married and currently in New York city.
I am planning to appear for the New York State bar exam.
I would like to know the application procedure for the NY bar exam from scratch.
Also I would like to know that am I required to do LLM in US for the Bar exam or can i appear for the bar exam based on my LLB degree from India.
If i can appear on my LLB degree, do i need to fulfill any extra credits (pre-requisites) from any US institute.
please help.
hi..i am a lawyer from India.i have done my LLB from Mumbai University. I am married and currently in New York city.
I am planning to appear for the New York State bar exam.
I would like to know the application procedure for the NY bar exam from scratch.
Also I would like to know that am I required to do LLM in US for the Bar exam or can i appear for the bar exam based on my LLB degree from India.
If i can appear on my LLB degree, do i need to fulfill any extra credits (pre-requisites) from any US institute.
please help.
hi..i am a lawyer from India.i have done my LLB from Mumbai University. I am married and currently in New York city.
I am planning to appear for the New York State bar exam.
I would like to know the application procedure for the NY bar exam from scratch.
Also I would like to know that am I required to do LLM in US for the Bar exam or can i appear for the bar exam based on my LLB degree from India.
If i can appear on my LLB degree, do i need to fulfill any extra credits (pre-requisites) from any US institute.
please help.
hi..i am a lawyer from India.i have done my LLB from Mumbai University. I am married and currently in New York city.
I am planning to appear for the New York State bar exam.
I would like to know the application procedure for the NY bar exam from scratch.
Also I would like to know that am I required to do LLM in US for the Bar exam or can i appear for the bar exam based on my LLB degree from India.
If i can appear on my LLB degree, do i need to fulfill any extra credits (pre-requisites) from any US institute.
please help.
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Tristan
Hi Kwater. I would contact the NY Bar ((518) 453-5990) and ask them. I know that foreign graduates that graduated from a program more or less equivalent to an American JD program, generally, do not need any supplemental classes (and thereby not being required to do an LL.M. program) but it is on a case by case basis. India's legal system is based on the common law system, and its LL.B. programs are generally modeled on UK's, (which resemble very much the JD in the US) so chances are that you would not have to do an LL.M. (perhaps take a few supplemental classes), but that is something that you would have to clear with the NY Bar.

This is from NY Bar's website:

"Section 520 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law provides four routes for an applicant to qualify to take the New York bar examination

4. Foreign Law School Study Successful completion of a program of study at a law school outside of the United States that is both durationally and substantively equivalent to a program of study at an approved law school in the United States, and if required, successful completion of an additional program of study at an approved law school in the United States. (Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals) (See also, "Foreign Legal Education" section of this website)"
Hi Kwater. I would contact the NY Bar ((518) 453-5990) and ask them. I know that foreign graduates that graduated from a program more or less equivalent to an American JD program, generally, do not need any supplemental classes (and thereby not being required to do an LL.M. program) but it is on a case by case basis. India's legal system is based on the common law system, and its LL.B. programs are generally modeled on UK's, (which resemble very much the JD in the US) so chances are that you would not have to do an LL.M. (perhaps take a few supplemental classes), but that is something that you would have to clear with the NY Bar.

This is from NY Bar's website:

"Section 520 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law provides four routes for an applicant to qualify to take the New York bar examination

4. Foreign Law School Study – Successful completion of a program of study at a law school outside of the United States that is both durationally and substantively equivalent to a program of study at an approved law school in the United States, and if required, successful completion of an additional program of study at an approved law school in the United States. (Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals) (See also, "Foreign Legal Education" section of this website)"
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kwater
Thank you Tristan for your guidance.
Could you please tell me what are these supplemental courses that i may need to fulfill for the exam??....
Also can i work in US on the basis of my LLB from India or do I need to do any certification course like a Paralegal course?
Thank you Tristan for your guidance.
Could you please tell me what are these supplemental courses that i may need to fulfill for the exam??....
Also can i work in US on the basis of my LLB from India or do I need to do any certification course like a Paralegal course?
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Hi,
My name is Urvashi and I am in a similar predicament.
I have completed my LLB from the Mumbai University and I am not sure if I am required to do an LLM or not.
I too am thinking of sitting for the NY bar exam.
If you have any additional information and details on the process that you are following.. please contact me on upoddar@gmail.com.

Greatly appreciate all the help.
Hi,
My name is Urvashi and I am in a similar predicament.
I have completed my LLB from the Mumbai University and I am not sure if I am required to do an LLM or not.
I too am thinking of sitting for the NY bar exam.
If you have any additional information and details on the process that you are following.. please contact me on upoddar@gmail.com.

Greatly appreciate all the help.
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LLMpro
The NY Board of Law Examiners require lawyers from India to obtain an LL.M. degree from a U.S. law school in order to qualify to sit for the NY bar exam. The standard is not simply that the applicant attended law school in a common law country. The program and course of study in the foreign country must be substantially equivalent in substance and duration to the study of law at an approved law school located in the U.S. The NY Board does not consider the study of law in India to be substantially equivalent in substance to that in the United States. But before you commit to pursuing an LLM degree you should request an advance evaluation of your eligibility from the NY Board at www.nybarexam.org.
The NY Board of Law Examiners require lawyers from India to obtain an LL.M. degree from a U.S. law school in order to qualify to sit for the NY bar exam. The standard is not simply that the applicant attended law school in a common law country. The program and course of study in the foreign country must be substantially equivalent in substance and duration to the study of law at an approved law school located in the U.S. The NY Board does not consider the study of law in India to be substantially equivalent in substance to that in the United States. But before you commit to pursuing an LLM degree you should request an advance evaluation of your eligibility from the NY Board at www.nybarexam.org.
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I am an indian llb student i would like to know what is the procedure that i have to follow if i want to do llm in USA.and whether the indian degree is recognizad or not.and how long is it and how expensive it is?do they provide any integrated course for llm and phd?
I am an indian llb student i would like to know what is the procedure that i have to follow if i want to do llm in USA.and whether the indian degree is recognizad or not.and how long is it and how expensive it is?do they provide any integrated course for llm and phd?
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I am an indian llb student i would like to know what is the procedure that i have to follow if i want to do llm in USA.and whether the indian degree is recognizad or not.and how long is it and how expensive it is?do they provide any integrated course for llm and phd?
I am an indian llb student i would like to know what is the procedure that i have to follow if i want to do llm in USA.and whether the indian degree is recognizad or not.and how long is it and how expensive it is?do they provide any integrated course for llm and phd?
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vaikun
Hai everyone,

With LLB from India you can sit for New York bar exam under Rule 520.6 must complete an online Foreign Evaluation Form and submit other required documentation such as transcripts.

You can go to http://www.nybarexam.org/forms/forms.htm and apply online for bar exam fees is 720 dollars for foreign lawyers.

1 But my question is after applying for bar sitting in India how do you go and write the exam in US do we need to get VISA to write, if so what is the procedure under which VISA category have to apply.

2 After qualifying Bar exam do we eligible to practice directly there or we need look for job in law firms,
3 After qualifying the Bar exam can we get work visa?
Hai everyone,

With LLB from India you can sit for New York bar exam under Rule 520.6 must complete an online Foreign Evaluation Form and submit other required documentation such as transcripts.

You can go to http://www.nybarexam.org/forms/forms.htm and apply online for bar exam fees is 720 dollars for foreign lawyers.

1 But my question is after applying for bar sitting in India how do you go and write the exam in US do we need to get VISA to write, if so what is the procedure under which VISA category have to apply.

2 After qualifying Bar exam do we eligible to practice directly there or we need look for job in law firms,
3 After qualifying the Bar exam can we get work visa?
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Hai everyone,

With LLB from India you can sit for New York bar exam under Rule 520.6 must complete an online Foreign Evaluation Form and submit other required documentation such as transcripts.

You can go to http://www.nybarexam.org/forms/forms.htm and apply online for bar exam fees is 720 dollars for foreign lawyers.

1 But my question is after applying for bar sitting in India how do you go and write the exam in US do we need to get VISA to write, if so what is the procedure under which VISA category have to apply.

2 After qualifying Bar exam do we eligible to practice directly there or we need look for job in law firms,
3 After qualifying the Bar exam can we get work visa?


Hey as far as I know you may write the bar exam by acquiring a visitor visa.

Jobs are available but for citizens or F1(as OPT) or by acquiring H1B,you need to get a separate work visa.

Work visa and stuff is difficult scenario unless you have sponsorship from a company or you have local contacts.
<blockquote>Hai everyone,

With LLB from India you can sit for New York bar exam under Rule 520.6 must complete an online Foreign Evaluation Form and submit other required documentation such as transcripts.

You can go to http://www.nybarexam.org/forms/forms.htm and apply online for bar exam fees is 720 dollars for foreign lawyers.

1 But my question is after applying for bar sitting in India how do you go and write the exam in US do we need to get VISA to write, if so what is the procedure under which VISA category have to apply.

2 After qualifying Bar exam do we eligible to practice directly there or we need look for job in law firms,
3 After qualifying the Bar exam can we get work visa? </blockquote>

Hey as far as I know you may write the bar exam by acquiring a visitor visa.

Jobs are available but for citizens or F1(as OPT) or by acquiring H1B,you need to get a separate work visa.

Work visa and stuff is difficult scenario unless you have sponsorship from a company or you have local contacts.
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Anub
Hi everyone! I have recently completed LLB from India and has received acceptance from Chicago Kent College of Law for LLM Program in U.S., International and Transnational Law. I want to know what are the job opportunities for Indian students after completing llm program from US university?
Hi everyone! I have recently completed LLB from India and has received acceptance from Chicago Kent College of Law for LLM Program in U.S., International and Transnational Law. I want to know what are the job opportunities for Indian students after completing llm program from US university?
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Hello anub, congrats to you!
I've done llm from India. I was wondering if i still need to pursue llb or llm here in chicago to appear for bar exam or alternatively take up a paralegal program and maybe work as a paralegal.
What is the duration of the LLM course that you enrolled in and How much is the total fee?
I would be grateful to you if you could provide me info on this.
Thankyou.
Hello anub, congrats to you!
I've done llm from India. I was wondering if i still need to pursue llb or llm here in chicago to appear for bar exam or alternatively take up a paralegal program and maybe work as a paralegal.
What is the duration of the LLM course that you enrolled in and How much is the total fee?
I would be grateful to you if you could provide me info on this.
Thankyou.
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If you actually submit an application to the bar, they will review your degree and decide whether you need to do an LLM or not. India's LLB is pretty much the same as the UK LLB (Common law) so realistically, you probably would not need an LLM.
However, in terms of employment, a JD or LLM is a must. You will find it very difficult getting a job in NYC with just an Indian LLB.
If you actually submit an application to the bar, they will review your degree and decide whether you need to do an LLM or not. India's LLB is pretty much the same as the UK LLB (Common law) so realistically, you probably would not need an LLM.
However, in terms of employment, a JD or LLM is a must. You will find it very difficult getting a job in NYC with just an Indian LLB.
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please I need a good advice ,my name is miss Abosede, I am studying the university of London law, I want to ask if I can practice in Ghana law school, because I heard that it is for one yrs but I am a Nigerian and I don't know if I will be qualified to do it. and for Nigeria I also heard it for two years. I want to also be a solicitor and a lawyer ,please I it possible for me to go for Ghana law school as a Nigerian and will I also be a solicitor after the one program, and after the law school in Ghana can I also practice in Nigeria without going for Nigerian law school. thanks

[Edited by tbjAbosede on Sep 09, 2016]

please I need a good advice ,my name is miss Abosede, I am studying the university of London law, I want to ask if I can practice in Ghana law school, because I heard that it is for one yrs but I am a Nigerian and I don't know if I will be qualified to do it. and for Nigeria I also heard it for two years. I want to also be a solicitor and a lawyer ,please I it possible for me to go for Ghana law school as a Nigerian and will I also be a solicitor after the one program, and after the law school in Ghana can I also practice in Nigeria without going for Nigerian law school. thanks
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LegalLife
please I need a good advice ,my name is miss Abosede, I am studying the university of London law, I want to ask if I can practice in Ghana law school, because I heard that it is for one yrs but I am a Nigerian and I don't know if I will be qualified to do it. and for Nigeria I also heard it for two years. I want to also be a solicitor and a lawyer ,please I it possible for me to go for Ghana law school as a Nigerian and will I also be a solicitor after the one program, and after the law school in Ghana can I also practice in Nigeria without going for Nigerian law school. thanks


Apart from the fact that it is extremely difficult to understand what you are writing because of the horrendous English and grammar, the best place for you to obtain that information is the Nigerian Bar Council. It would be able to tell you if you can practice law in Nigeria as a Ghanaian lawyer. However, note that you will need to be qualified in each of the jurisdictions that you want to practice in.
[quote]please I need a good advice ,my name is miss Abosede, I am studying the university of London law, I want to ask if I can practice in Ghana law school, because I heard that it is for one yrs but I am a Nigerian and I don't know if I will be qualified to do it. and for Nigeria I also heard it for two years. I want to also be a solicitor and a lawyer ,please I it possible for me to go for Ghana law school as a Nigerian and will I also be a solicitor after the one program, and after the law school in Ghana can I also practice in Nigeria without going for Nigerian law school. thanks[/quote]

Apart from the fact that it is extremely difficult to understand what you are writing because of the horrendous English and grammar, the best place for you to obtain that information is the Nigerian Bar Council. It would be able to tell you if you can practice law in Nigeria as a Ghanaian lawyer. However, note that you will need to be qualified in each of the jurisdictions that you want to practice in.
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