NY Bar exam on the basis of LLM completed in '05


Rajasri

Hello,

I completed my LLM in '05 but had to take a break due to personal reasons.
I would like to take the NY Bar in 2021 July.

A lot seems to have changed since 2005.
The courses I did seem to be different from what is required now for Bar eligibility.
I feel kind of lost here.

I have reached out to my law school requesting my LLM attendance for NY Bar but any information/advice/suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Hello,

I completed my LLM in '05 but had to take a break due to personal reasons.
I would like to take the NY Bar in 2021 July.

A lot seems to have changed since 2005.
The courses I did seem to be different from what is required now for Bar eligibility.
I feel kind of lost here.

I have reached out to my law school requesting my LLM attendance for NY Bar but any information/advice/suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
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jwpetterch...

That’s a good question, but if you completed the degree under different rules, you may be grandfathered in under those rules and eligible to sit the exam. Send your paperwork to the NY BOLE and wait and see. I’m not sure what the rules were like back then and only they can give a definite answer. They take a long time to do stuff, sadly.


If not, as long as the LLM is from an American Bar Association-accredited school, you are possibly able to sit the bar exam in Washington State, Vermont, California (extremely hard bar exam in my opinion) or in the District of Columbia. You have more than one option open to you here.



Hello,

I completed my LLM in '05 but had to take a break due to personal reasons.
I would like to take the NY Bar in 2021 July.

A lot seems to have changed since 2005.
The courses I did seem to be different from what is required now for Bar eligibility.
I feel kind of lost here.

I have reached out to my law school requesting my LLM attendance for NY Bar but any information/advice/suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

That’s a good question, but if you completed the degree under different rules, you may be grandfathered in under those rules and eligible to sit the exam. Send your paperwork to the NY BOLE and wait and see. I’m not sure what the rules were like back then and only they can give a definite answer. They take a long time to do stuff, sadly.<br><br><br>If not, as long as the LLM is from an American Bar Association-accredited school, you are possibly able to sit the bar exam in Washington State, Vermont, California (extremely hard bar exam in my opinion) or in the District of Columbia. You have more than one option open to you here.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hello,

I completed my LLM in '05 but had to take a break due to personal reasons.
I would like to take the NY Bar in 2021 July.

A lot seems to have changed since 2005.
The courses I did seem to be different from what is required now for Bar eligibility.
I feel kind of lost here.

I have reached out to my law school requesting my LLM attendance for NY Bar but any information/advice/suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance! [/quote]
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Rajasri

That’s a good question, but if you completed the degree under different rules, you may be grandfathered in under those rules and eligible to sit the exam. Send your paperwork to the NY BOLE and wait and see. I’m not sure what the rules were like back then and only they can give a definite answer. They take a long time to do stuff, sadly.


If not, as long as the LLM is from an American Bar Association-accredited school, you are possibly able to sit the bar exam in Washington State, Vermont, California (extremely hard bar exam in my opinion) or in the District of Columbia. You have more than one option open to you here.



Hello,

I completed my LLM in '05 but had to take a break due to personal reasons.
I would like to take the NY Bar in 2021 July.

A lot seems to have changed since 2005.
The courses I did seem to be different from what is required now for Bar eligibility.
I feel kind of lost here.

I have reached out to my law school requesting my LLM attendance for NY Bar but any information/advice/suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

[quote]That’s a good question, but if you completed the degree under different rules, you may be grandfathered in under those rules and eligible to sit the exam. Send your paperwork to the NY BOLE and wait and see. I’m not sure what the rules were like back then and only they can give a definite answer. They take a long time to do stuff, sadly.<br><br><br>If not, as long as the LLM is from an American Bar Association-accredited school, you are possibly able to sit the bar exam in Washington State, Vermont, California (extremely hard bar exam in my opinion) or in the District of Columbia. You have more than one option open to you here.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hello,

I completed my LLM in '05 but had to take a break due to personal reasons.
I would like to take the NY Bar in 2021 July.

A lot seems to have changed since 2005.
The courses I did seem to be different from what is required now for Bar eligibility.
I feel kind of lost here.

I have reached out to my law school requesting my LLM attendance for NY Bar but any information/advice/suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance! [/quote] [/quote]
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Rajasri

Thank you for your reply! It was pretty encouraging to read it :)
I will try contacting the other states you listed.

Thank you for your reply! It was pretty encouraging to read it :)<br>I will try contacting the other states you listed.
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