New York Bar after CPE


Can anyone please advise on what are options avaliable for a CPE/GDL graduate if one wants to do NY bar exam? I am from US and want to move back but currently pursuing a CPE course.

My question is:

- Would a CPE+LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam?

- Would a CPE + BVC + LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam?

- Say I go to United States after my CPE and do a LLM but not allowed to take NY Bar exam. What are my options? Can I work in a bank/consulting firm/law firm as a consultant even though I do not have a Bar exam?

Will look forward to your response.

Regards,
-Z
Can anyone please advise on what are options avaliable for a CPE/GDL graduate if one wants to do NY bar exam? I am from US and want to move back but currently pursuing a CPE course.

My question is:

- Would a CPE+LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam?

- Would a CPE + BVC + LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam?

- Say I go to United States after my CPE and do a LLM but not allowed to take NY Bar exam. What are my options? Can I work in a bank/consulting firm/law firm as a consultant even though I do not have a Bar exam?

Will look forward to your response.

Regards,
-Z
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Can anyone please helo me with this?

thanks

-Z
Can anyone please helo me with this?

thanks

-Z
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I received a GDL and completed an LLM in the US. I am currently finishing the LPC.

- Would a CPE+LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam? The answer is sadly no. This situation is also the case for CA.

- Would a CPE + BVC + LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam? I am finishing the LPC at the moment and have applied to take the NY and CA bars. I received a letter from CA that I would not be eligible to take CA, essentially unless I qualify (i.e. train) in the UK. I am waiting for a response from NY.

Bottom line: the very best options are to either (i) shift gears and take an LLB, (ii) do the GDL/CPE + LPC + train in the UK + LLM, or (iii) do a JD.

- Say I go to United States after my CPE and do a LLM but not allowed to take NY Bar exam. What are my options? Can I work in a bank/consulting firm/law firm as a consultant even though I do not have a Bar exam? Not sure. Sorry.

Will look forward to your response.
I received a GDL and completed an LLM in the US. I am currently finishing the LPC.

- Would a CPE+LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam? The answer is sadly no. This situation is also the case for CA.

- Would a CPE + BVC + LLM make me eligible for NY Bar exam? I am finishing the LPC at the moment and have applied to take the NY and CA bars. I received a letter from CA that I would not be eligible to take CA, essentially unless I qualify (i.e. train) in the UK. I am waiting for a response from NY.

Bottom line: the very best options are to either (i) shift gears and take an LLB, (ii) do the GDL/CPE + LPC + train in the UK + LLM, or (iii) do a JD.

- Say I go to United States after my CPE and do a LLM but not allowed to take NY Bar exam. What are my options? Can I work in a bank/consulting firm/law firm as a consultant even though I do not have a Bar exam? Not sure. Sorry.

Will look forward to your response.
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If you've done an LL.M in the US you should be fine and you're able to sit for the ny bar (provided that you took a particular number of credits in US law courses).
You don't need an LL.M to sit for the ny bar if you've had a minimum of three years of legal training in a common law system. Since a GDL + LPC is only two years - it wouldn't be enough. from speaking to solicitors in the uk, it appears that a training contract would not suffice, so you would probably need to do an LL.M (preferably in the US) to be eligible for the ny bar. I know that the California bar has different rules, but I don't know their details. Hope this helps!
If you've done an LL.M in the US you should be fine and you're able to sit for the ny bar (provided that you took a particular number of credits in US law courses).
You don't need an LL.M to sit for the ny bar if you've had a minimum of three years of legal training in a common law system. Since a GDL + LPC is only two years - it wouldn't be enough. from speaking to solicitors in the uk, it appears that a training contract would not suffice, so you would probably need to do an LL.M (preferably in the US) to be eligible for the ny bar. I know that the California bar has different rules, but I don't know their details. Hope this helps!
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