Which states allow LLM students to take the bar exam?


bobowei
I've read the article of "What is an LLM?", which indicates that only certain states allow foreign students to seek admission to the bar upon completion of an LL.M., while in most states, a J.D.is required. Do the "certain states" only include New York and California? And does that mean I can only take the bar exam if I study LLM in such certain states, or I can study in any states I like and to take the exam other than where I study?

Thanks in advance for your reply :)
I've read the article of "What is an LLM?", which indicates that only certain states allow foreign students to seek admission to the bar upon completion of an LL.M., while in most states, a J.D.is required. Do the "certain states" only include New York and California? And does that mean I can only take the bar exam if I study LLM in such certain states, or I can study in any states I like and to take the exam other than where I study?

Thanks in advance for your reply :)
quote
juria.syna
It could be MA, NY and Cal.
It could be MA, NY and Cal.
quote
cris25
Well, I believe that you can study anywhere you want.. as long as you complete the amount of credit the bar requires from you or any other requirement.
I don't know about MA.. as I've only heard of NY and CA... but you can check for yourself.
Well, I believe that you can study anywhere you want.. as long as you complete the amount of credit the bar requires from you or any other requirement.
I don't know about MA.. as I've only heard of NY and CA... but you can check for yourself.
quote
LLMRoadMap
At the following link you will find a Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements 2011. http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Comp-Guide/2011CompGuide.pdf. Each year, such a guide is published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBEX) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Chart 4 of the Bar Admission Guide is titled Eligibility to Take the Bar Examination: Foreign Law School Graduates (pages 14-15). The first question asked in Chart 4 is Are graduates of foreign law schools eligible for admission? in a particular U.S. state or jurisdiction. Over 2 dozen bar examiner offices from U.S. states and territories indicated yes. The list is subject to change, as states and territories may decide to begin permitting foreign law graduates to sit for the bar, or they may decide to stop permitting foreign law school graduates to sit. Following Chart 4 are Supplemental Remarks regarding requirements for foreign law school graduates (pages 15 19).

The preface of the Bar Admission Guide cautions:

Because bar admission rules and practices are subject to change, however, this publication should be used only as a general guide. Specific, up-to-date answers to questions concerning bar admissions should be obtained from the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction involved. A directory of bar admission agencies begins on page 45.

Additional information about Bar Admission in the U.S. can be found in my new book, LL.M. Roadmap: An International Students Guide to U.S. Law Schools (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2011, 624 pages) (www.LLMRoadMap.com). Chapter 28 of LL.M. Roadmap is titled Bar Exams and Practicing Law in the U.S. Post-LL.M.

LL.M. Roadmap also contains information about how international LL.M. students can further their career objectives (Chapter 26), getting a job in the U.S. post-LL.M. (Chapter 27). The LL.M. Roadmap website is being revamped, and some of the information from the book will be posted online.

Good luck!

LLMRoadMap
(www.LLMRoadMap.com) (twitter @LLMRoadMap)
At the following link you will find a Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements 2011. http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Comp-Guide/2011CompGuide.pdf. Each year, such a guide is published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBEX) and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Chart 4 of the Bar Admission Guide is titled “Eligibility to Take the Bar Examination: Foreign Law School Graduates” (pages 14-15). The first question asked in Chart 4 is “Are graduates of foreign law schools eligible for admission?” in a particular U.S. state or jurisdiction. Over 2 dozen bar examiner offices from U.S. states and territories indicated “yes”. The list is subject to change, as states and territories may decide to begin permitting foreign law graduates to sit for the bar, or they may decide to stop permitting foreign law school graduates to sit. Following Chart 4 are Supplemental Remarks regarding requirements for foreign law school graduates (pages 15 – 19).

The preface of the Bar Admission Guide cautions:

“Because bar admission rules and practices are subject to change, however, this publication should be used only as a general guide. Specific, up-to-date answers to questions concerning bar admissions should be obtained from the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction involved. A directory of bar admission agencies begins on page 45.”

Additional information about Bar Admission in the U.S. can be found in my new book, LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law Schools (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2011, 624 pages) (www.LLMRoadMap.com). Chapter 28 of LL.M. Roadmap is titled “Bar Exams and Practicing Law in the U.S. Post-LL.M.”

LL.M. Roadmap also contains information about how international LL.M. students can further their career objectives (Chapter 26), getting a job in the U.S. post-LL.M. (Chapter 27). The LL.M. Roadmap website is being revamped, and some of the information from the book will be posted online.

Good luck!

LLMRoadMap
(www.LLMRoadMap.com) (twitter @LLMRoadMap)
quote

Reply to Post

Related Articles

In-Depth: The American Bar Exam

By B. Xu on Jan 07, 2017

Using the LL.M. to Take the American Bar Exam

By Emily Cataneo on Sep 19, 2016

US Bar Exam FAQ

By Ilona Stanley on May 01, 2009

More Articles

Hot Discussions