NY or DC Bar for Immigration Lawyer?


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Hi, I'm a Vietnamese American. Attending Scalia Law School for LLM in US Law (expected graduation in 2021). I'm still considering either NY or DC bar upon my graduation. My class is divided between these two options although most of the class members are going for Immigration career.
Could you me give some advice on which bar should I sit for? Some aspects such as job market, reciprocity, exam difficulty should be highly concentrated.
Thank you!
Hi, I'm a Vietnamese American. Attending Scalia Law School for LLM in US Law (expected graduation in 2021). I'm still considering either NY or DC bar upon my graduation. My class is divided between these two options although most of the class members are going for Immigration career.
Could you me give some advice on which bar should I sit for? Some aspects such as job market, reciprocity, exam difficulty should be highly concentrated.
Thank you!
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If you’re going to solely practice immigration law, it doesn’t matter which bar you join since it’s purely federal work. That being said, New York is a larger, more prestigious market, but DC is an enormous bar, as well. However I will offer this anecdote- I know a lot of immigration lawyers around the country and several of them only have DC law licenses and live all over. I think the immigration bar concentrates itself in the DC bar for some reason, but I’m not sure why that is.
If you’re going to solely practice immigration law, it doesn’t matter which bar you join since it’s purely federal work. That being said, New York is a larger, more prestigious market, but DC is an enormous bar, as well. However I will offer this anecdote- I know a lot of immigration lawyers around the country and several of them only have DC law licenses and live all over. I think the immigration bar concentrates itself in the DC bar for some reason, but I’m not sure why that is.
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