Job Prospects in London after US LL.M. and NY Bar Exam


vuerst

Hi there,

As Austrian citizen and prospective LL.M. student at Columbia Law School (Class of 2013) (focus on capital markets, financial regulation, corporate law) I am wondering whether it makes sense to sit the NY bar exam after graduation.

I am not sure yet whether I would like to kick start my career in New York or London. However, I am wondering whether it makes sense to sit the NY bar exam, while not intending to do the LPC.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Hi there,

As Austrian citizen and prospective LL.M. student at Columbia Law School (Class of 2013) (focus on capital markets, financial regulation, corporate law) I am wondering whether it makes sense to sit the NY bar exam after graduation.

I am not sure yet whether I would like to kick start my career in New York or London. However, I am wondering whether it makes sense to sit the NY bar exam, while not intending to do the LPC.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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Dominium

If you studied in Austria, a civilian country, you will be required to do not only the LPC but also the GDL if you intend to be qualified in London!

If you studied in Austria, a civilian country, you will be required to do not only the LPC but also the GDL if you intend to be qualified in London!
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vuerst

If you studied in Austria, a civilian country, you will be required to do not only the LPC but also the GDL if you intend to be qualified in London!


well, that's obvious. i'm rather curious whether there are opportunities to work for a us law firm in london as a ny qualified lawyer?

<blockquote>If you studied in Austria, a civilian country, you will be required to do not only the LPC but also the GDL if you intend to be qualified in London!</blockquote>

well, that's obvious. i'm rather curious whether there are opportunities to work for a us law firm in london as a ny qualified lawyer?
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lloydy

Hi I'm currently in my final year at a top UK university, I intend to do an LLM in the States, sit the NY bar exam, come back to the UK, do my LPC and stay in the UK.

The point is, there ARE many opportunities to work for a US law firm in London if you are qualified as a NY lawyer, however your chances are slim if you're not qualified in the UK also. I've checked out a LOT of US firms in London, most of them have some lawyers who are only qualified in the States but they are generally experienced professionals who were sent there after initially working in the States.

To sum it up, unless you're VERY lucky, I very much doubt that you'll get a job in London or NY by simply doing an LLM and being admitted to the NY (btw, only 44% passed the last session...)

Hi I'm currently in my final year at a top UK university, I intend to do an LLM in the States, sit the NY bar exam, come back to the UK, do my LPC and stay in the UK.

The point is, there ARE many opportunities to work for a US law firm in London if you are qualified as a NY lawyer, however your chances are slim if you're not qualified in the UK also. I've checked out a LOT of US firms in London, most of them have some lawyers who are only qualified in the States but they are generally experienced professionals who were sent there after initially working in the States.

To sum it up, unless you're VERY lucky, I very much doubt that you'll get a job in London or NY by simply doing an LLM and being admitted to the NY (btw, only 44% passed the last session...)
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