bar exam in Sweden


raetti

Hi, I have a 1st Staatsexamen in Germany, comparable to a Masters. I consider the Master of laws in European Intellectual Property law (EIPL) at Stockholm University and Lund University with the LLM in European Business law. When I will have completed the LLM will I be abe to take the bar exam in Sweden?

Hi, I have a 1st Staatsexamen in Germany, comparable to a Masters. I consider the Master of laws in European Intellectual Property law (EIPL) at Stockholm University and Lund University with the LLM in European Business law. When I will have completed the LLM will I be abe to take the bar exam in Sweden?
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llmadvise

Hello Raetti
Why do you want to take the bar exam in Sweden? In Sweden any person may practice law, without the need for an authorisation. Besides, any person may call himself a lawyer, irrespective of any law degree. However, there is a professional Bar of lawyers in Sweden: the Swedish Bar Association (Sveriges advo-katsamfund). To become a member of the bar association you have to be domiciled in Sweden or another state within the European Union or Switzerland. You need to have passed all proficiency exams required for a judges of-fice; completed the required practical and theoretical training and have practised for at least five years after having passed the necessary academic examinations.

Hello Raetti
Why do you want to take the bar exam in Sweden? In Sweden any person may practice law, without the need for an authorisation. Besides, any person may call himself a lawyer, irrespective of any law degree. However, there is a professional Bar of lawyers in Sweden: the Swedish Bar Association (Sveriges advo-katsamfund). To become a member of the bar association you have to be domiciled in Sweden or another state within the European Union or Switzerland. You need to have passed all proficiency exams required for a judge’s of-fice; completed the required practical and theoretical training and have practised for at least five years after having passed the necessary academic examinations.
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Alain

According to this website

http://www.jus.unitn.it/cardozo/obiter_dictum/vox03.htm

in order to qualify as an "Advokat" and thereby a member of the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet), following requirements must be fulfilled:

- The applicant must be a national of any State within the European Union or EEA and has his residence within this area.
-The applicant must have completed a Swedish law degree.
- The law degree the applicant must have gained professional legal experience for five years.
-The applicant must be known for being honest and is overall suitable for practising law as an Advokat.

According to this website

http://www.jus.unitn.it/cardozo/obiter_dictum/vox03.htm

in order to qualify as an "Advokat" and thereby a member of the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet), following requirements must be fulfilled:

- The applicant must be a national of any State within the European Union or EEA and has his residence within this area.
-The applicant must have completed a Swedish law degree.
- The law degree the applicant must have gained professional legal experience for five years.
-The applicant must be known for being honest and is overall suitable for practising law as an Advokat.
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