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Hi,
with an LLM at HLS I can apply to the Bar Exam in Boston, NYC, LA or others important US City?

Thanks

Hi,
with an LLM at HLS I can apply to the Bar Exam in Boston, NYC, LA or others important US City?

Thanks
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bar exams in the US are not administered by cities, but by states. and no, you can't take the bar exam in the states of those cities with an HLS llm, but you might be able to take it with an NYU llm. also, it would depend on your other qualifications. if you take the NYU llm with only secondary level education, then you can't take the bar exam. however, if you have PhD in chemistry and you take the NYU llm, then you would be allowed to take the bar exam.

bar exams in the US are not administered by cities, but by states. and no, you can't take the bar exam in the states of those cities with an HLS llm, but you might be able to take it with an NYU llm. also, it would depend on your other qualifications. if you take the NYU llm with only secondary level education, then you can't take the bar exam. however, if you have PhD in chemistry and you take the NYU llm, then you would be allowed to take the bar exam.
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California Bar eligibility rules for persons that have earned their first degree in law from a foreign law school, and are not yet attorneys, may be found at: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/calbar/pdfs/admissions/Outside-Ed-Bulletin.pdf

The mandatory guidelines for implementation of the education rule may be found at
http://calbar.ca.gov/calbar/pdfs/admissions/Outside-Ed-Guidelines.pdf The relevant portion is that the course work applied to the Ca. Bar eligibility requirements MUST be graded using the JD standard. Thus, if the JD program has a curve then the LLM students must be subject to that curve. I point this out because we are just graduating our first LLM students from foreign law schools who are seeking eligibility for the Ca. Bar under these new rules and pursuant to the eligibility letters received by them, our Dean is certifying that each was subject to the JD standard (in our case a grading curve).

Thus, if Ca. is your Bar of choice, you may want to check with your Registrar whether your are subject to the JD grading standard and therefore can be certified as having met the Guidelines.

Feel free to contact me if you have any follow up questions: Prof. William H. Byrnes

California Bar eligibility rules for persons that have earned their first degree in law from a foreign law school, and are not yet attorneys, may be found at: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/calbar/pdfs/admissions/Outside-Ed-Bulletin.pdf

The mandatory guidelines for implementation of the education rule may be found at
http://calbar.ca.gov/calbar/pdfs/admissions/Outside-Ed-Guidelines.pdf The relevant portion is that the course work applied to the Ca. Bar eligibility requirements MUST be graded using the JD standard. Thus, if the JD program has a curve then the LLM students must be subject to that curve. I point this out because we are just graduating our first LLM students from foreign law schools who are seeking eligibility for the Ca. Bar under these new rules and pursuant to the eligibility letters received by them, our Dean is certifying that each was subject to the JD standard (in our case a grading curve).

Thus, if Ca. is your Bar of choice, you may want to check with your Registrar whether your are subject to the JD grading standard and therefore can be certified as having met the Guidelines.

Feel free to contact me if you have any follow up questions: Prof. William H. Byrnes
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