USC (NY or CA bar exam)


Greetings everyone. I was admitted to 2012-2013 USC's LLM class. They've sent me an e-mail about New Track system, and they offer 3 Tracks (NY, CA and Non-bar track). I am a student from Ukraine, and I have no ideas about my future plans, that's why I am confused and don't know what to choose. I would greatly appreciate if someone can help me.
As I understood NY-bar exam - is an exam after successful completing which you are allowed to practice law strictly in NY, am I right? CA-bar exam covers only CA?
I want to make a right decision, but as long as I don't understand everything, that's quite hard. What should I choose? What are you people going to choose? What's the difference between these exams? Should I take them at all? All information regarding this are welcome. Thanks in advance.
Greetings everyone. I was admitted to 2012-2013 USC's LLM class. They've sent me an e-mail about New Track system, and they offer 3 Tracks (NY, CA and Non-bar track). I am a student from Ukraine, and I have no ideas about my future plans, that's why I am confused and don't know what to choose. I would greatly appreciate if someone can help me.
As I understood NY-bar exam - is an exam after successful completing which you are allowed to practice law strictly in NY, am I right? CA-bar exam covers only CA?
I want to make a right decision, but as long as I don't understand everything, that's quite hard. What should I choose? What are you people going to choose? What's the difference between these exams? Should I take them at all? All information regarding this are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Nikita,
Yes they have offered 2 new courses, NY and CA, the non-bar track is what the original tracks were meant to be. As I understood, the main objective of these two tracks are to getting you ready for the respected bar exams, because it is obvious so many of us looking for a study in LLM are ultimately have the intention to be eligible to sit for a BAR exam. When you pass the CA or New york bar exams, you are eligible to practice law in those states only. These are the 2 because they are the only 2 states which their regulations allow foreign trained attorneys with LLM study in U.S to sit for the exam. you should decide where you want to live and work and take the CA or New york exam.
Hi Nikita,
Yes they have offered 2 new courses, NY and CA, the non-bar track is what the original tracks were meant to be. As I understood, the main objective of these two tracks are to getting you ready for the respected bar exams, because it is obvious so many of us looking for a study in LLM are ultimately have the intention to be eligible to sit for a BAR exam. When you pass the CA or New york bar exams, you are eligible to practice law in those states only. These are the 2 because they are the only 2 states which their regulations allow foreign trained attorneys with LLM study in U.S to sit for the exam. you should decide where you want to live and work and take the CA or New york exam.
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Thanks a lot for your response!

I still have a few questions. I wanted to take LLM business course, but If I take CA or NY Bar exam, it is going to be entirely different course with different classes. Correct me if I'm wrong.

USC found out that 80% of their students take NY bar exam and only 10% CA bar exam, why?Why such a huge difference? Is it any worser than NY bar exam?
Thanks a lot for your response!

I still have a few questions. I wanted to take LLM business course, but If I take CA or NY Bar exam, it is going to be entirely different course with different classes. Correct me if I'm wrong.

USC found out that 80% of their students take NY bar exam and only 10% CA bar exam, why?Why such a huge difference? Is it any worser than NY bar exam?
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You can check this blog out it describes some of the differences, I think you can add to that the number of big law firms in th NY area.
http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/2009/10/ca-v-ny-bar-exam-faceoff.html

For your first question, you can choose some courses that not only would fulfill your business concentration but also would cover the requirements for the bar exams whichever you choose to sit.
You can check this blog out it describes some of the differences, I think you can add to that the number of big law firms in th NY area.
http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/2009/10/ca-v-ny-bar-exam-faceoff.html

For your first question, you can choose some courses that not only would fulfill your business concentration but also would cover the requirements for the bar exams whichever you choose to sit.
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