BAR exam with a LLM degree but without a LLB


Hi All,

I hold a bachelor's degree in business management from India. I am considering enrolling for the 1 year online LLM degree from USC Gould School of Law from USC - University of Souther California, I would like to ask you if you know whether I can sit for the BAR examination with a LLM degree. Please do note that I do not hold a LLB.

Please can you let me know if there is any option for me to complete a LLM from any country and sit for the BAR examination?

Sunil M
sunilm2985@gmail.com

Hi All,

I hold a bachelor's degree in business management from India. I am considering enrolling for the 1 year online LLM degree from USC Gould School of Law from USC - University of Souther California, I would like to ask you if you know whether I can sit for the BAR examination with a LLM degree. Please do note that I do not hold a LLB.

Please can you let me know if there is any option for me to complete a LLM from any country and sit for the BAR examination?

Sunil M
sunilm2985@gmail.com
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Hi All,

I hold a bachelor's degree in business management from India. I am considering enrolling for the 1 year online LLM degree from USC Gould School of Law from USC - University of Souther California, I would like to ask you if you know whether I can sit for the BAR examination with a LLM degree. Please do note that I do not hold a LLB.

Please can you let me know if there is any option for me to complete a LLM from any country and sit for the BAR examination?

Sunil M
sunilm2985@gmail.com


I am somewhat Skeptical that USC, an ABA accredited school, would let you in to such a program if you don’t have at least a first degree in law or are currently practicing law. If they do, shame on them for selling you a worthless piece of paper. I can’t speak to California or any other state’s law on letting LLMs sit for their bar exams, but I will for New York, which generally speaking, has one of the most generous rules on letting overseas applicants sit for the bar exam. You will not be able to sit the New York bar exam with your credentials and a US LLM. The LLM is supposed to cure deficient qualifications in New York, not be a qualification in and of itself for the bar. I know a candidate here who is having this problem because she has a European civil law bachelors degree and now has a US LLM but since she isn’t licensed in her home country she is not eligible to sit for the bar exam. She’s exploring options in DC and Vermont, but I think both of those jurisdictions require first degrees in law as well.

[quote]Hi All,

I hold a bachelor's degree in business management from India. I am considering enrolling for the 1 year online LLM degree from USC Gould School of Law from USC - University of Souther California, I would like to ask you if you know whether I can sit for the BAR examination with a LLM degree. Please do note that I do not hold a LLB.

Please can you let me know if there is any option for me to complete a LLM from any country and sit for the BAR examination?

Sunil M
sunilm2985@gmail.com [/quote]<br><br>I am somewhat Skeptical that USC, an ABA accredited school, would let you in to such a program if you don’t have at least a first degree in law or are currently practicing law. If they do, shame on them for selling you a worthless piece of paper. I can’t speak to California or any other state’s law on letting LLMs sit for their bar exams, but I will for New York, which generally speaking, has one of the most generous rules on letting overseas applicants sit for the bar exam. You will not be able to sit the New York bar exam with your credentials and a US LLM. The LLM is supposed to cure deficient qualifications in New York, not be a qualification in and of itself for the bar. I know a candidate here who is having this problem because she has a European civil law bachelors degree and now has a US LLM but since she isn’t licensed in her home country she is not eligible to sit for the bar exam. She’s exploring options in DC and Vermont, but I think both of those jurisdictions require first degrees in law as well.
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chicken so...

Yeah, I really doubt it. Just a quick review of this page:

https://llm-guide.com/board/bar-exam/foreign-lawyer-online-ll-m-california-bar-133287

... says that if you don't have a first degree in law you'll need to complete four years of legal studies in the US. 

Yeah, I really doubt it. Just a quick review of this page:<br><br>https://llm-guide.com/board/bar-exam/foreign-lawyer-online-ll-m-california-bar-133287<br><br>... says that if you don't have a first degree in law you'll need to complete four years of legal studies in the US.&nbsp;
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