Becoming a lawyer in Germany with an European LLM title


dmourik

Hi everyone,
I'm a new member at LLM GUIDE.
I've tried (unsuccessfully) to find some information on the requirements to sit for the German State Examination. I have a foreign (Dutch - so EU) law degree (LLB in Dutch Law and LLM inn International Trade Law) and would like to pursue an LLM degree in Germany and become a lawyer. I know that an LLM degree will not, by itself, allow me to take the State Exam in Germany.
However, is it possible to take additional courses in Germany in order to meet the requirements to sit for the State Exam? Are there other additional qualifications that would allow me to take the exam? I understand that I need to do the two year traineeship period (Referendariat) afterwards, but I can't imagine I need to retake everything for 4 years before I can take the State Examination

Does anyone know if there's a way to become a lawyer without having to study for another 6 years?
Thanks a lot in advance!

Hi everyone,
I'm a new member at LLM GUIDE.
I've tried (unsuccessfully) to find some information on the requirements to sit for the German State Examination. I have a foreign (Dutch - so EU) law degree (LLB in Dutch Law and LLM inn International Trade Law) and would like to pursue an LLM degree in Germany and become a lawyer. I know that an LLM degree will not, by itself, allow me to take the State Exam in Germany.
However, is it possible to take additional courses in Germany in order to meet the requirements to sit for the State Exam? Are there other additional qualifications that would allow me to take the exam? I understand that I need to do the two year traineeship period (Referendariat) afterwards, but I can't imagine I need to retake everything for 4 years before I can take the State Examination

Does anyone know if there's a way to become a lawyer without having to study for another 6 years?
Thanks a lot in advance!
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Hello! I can see this was quite some time ago but wondering if you ever found an answer? 
I am in a similar position, I am a final year student in a non-law degree (Arabic and Development Studies at SOAS in London but online due to Corona so living in Berlin). After I graduate I want to train as a lawyer, initially I was intending to do this in the UK, which would take 2 years and then a period of practical experience (1 year for a a Barrister and 2 years for a solicitor) but recently found out that it might be possible to do a LLB in two years (as I will already be a graduate) and then do the Referendariat here and take the second state exam and be able to practice in Germany. 2 years of studying and then practical work is fine for me but I don’t want to study for 5 additional years so am in a similar situation to the OP. If anyone could advise me that would be really helpful, thanks 

Hello! I can see this was quite some time ago but wondering if you ever found an answer?&nbsp;<br>I am in a similar position, I am a final year student in a non-law degree (Arabic and Development Studies at SOAS in London but online due to Corona so living in Berlin). After I graduate I want to train as a lawyer, initially I was intending to do this in the UK, which would take 2 years and then a period of practical experience (1 year for a a Barrister and 2 years for a solicitor) but recently found out that it might be possible to do a LLB in two years (as I will already be a graduate) and then do the Referendariat here and take the second state exam and be able to practice in Germany. 2 years of studying and then practical work is fine for me but I don’t want to study for 5 additional years so am in a similar situation to the OP. If anyone could advise me that would be really helpful, thanks&nbsp;
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