Practising Law in Norway as an International Lawyer


quissa101

I am currently a law student in Barbados and I would appreciate assistance concerning the requirements to practise Norwegian Law as well as International Law in Norway if you are from a country outside of the EU i.e.;
1) Is there a bar exam in Norway?
1.1) If there is, would a lawyer with a foreign law degree qualify to take the bar exam?
1.2) Would a lawyer with a Norwegian LLM qualify to take the bar exam?
2) If there is no bar exam, what are the requirements?

Thank you for any assistance provided!

I am currently a law student in Barbados and I would appreciate assistance concerning the requirements to practise Norwegian Law as well as International Law in Norway if you are from a country outside of the EU i.e.;
1) Is there a bar exam in Norway?
1.1) If there is, would a lawyer with a foreign law degree qualify to take the bar exam?
1.2) Would a lawyer with a Norwegian LLM qualify to take the bar exam?
2) If there is no bar exam, what are the requirements?

Thank you for any assistance provided!
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for_now

Hi quissa101
I believe that there is no citizenship requirement to sit the bar in Norway but by studying Norwegian law as a foreign student, you cannot work or sit bar exams in Norway, and cannot qualify to sit bar exams in your country.However, to ensure I would check the admissions requirements to that specific master's programme and Uni. The only Universities that I am aware of in Norway are Oslo and Troms.

Hi quissa101
I believe that there is no citizenship requirement to sit the bar in Norway but by studying Norwegian law as a foreign student, you cannot work or sit bar exams in Norway, and cannot qualify to sit bar exams in your country.However, to ensure I would check the admissions requirements to that specific master's programme and Uni. The only Universities that I am aware of in Norway are Oslo and Troms.
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Did you really just take info from a Yahoo Answers page and post it here? I'm not sure if that's the most reliable source.

As far as I know, Norway does not have a bar exam. This page (from the country's bar association) has some interesting info:

http://www.advokatforeningen.no/om/om-medlemskapet/english/working-as-a-lawyer-in-norway/

It seems as if foreign lawyers can practice law in Norway, at least on a temporary basis, by showing that they are certified as a lawyer in their home country. Lawyers from EEA states can practice foreign law/international law, as well as Norwegian law. If you're not from an EEA state, you cannot practice Norwegian law.

Did you really just take info from a Yahoo Answers page and post it here? I'm not sure if that's the most reliable source.

As far as I know, Norway does not have a bar exam. This page (from the country's bar association) has some interesting info:

http://www.advokatforeningen.no/om/om-medlemskapet/english/working-as-a-lawyer-in-norway/

It seems as if foreign lawyers can practice law in Norway, at least on a temporary basis, by showing that they are certified as a lawyer in their home country. Lawyers from EEA states can practice foreign law/international law, as well as Norwegian law. If you're not from an EEA state, you cannot practice Norwegian law.
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for_now

Sorry, when I said bar exam I was referring to a licence. Lawyers with a foreign licence from outside the European Union may only practice foreign and international law but not Norwegian law, from what I know. They should apply to the Supervisory Council for Legal Practice for a licence to practise. Of course for Europeans this is much easier.

Sorry, when I said bar exam I was referring to a licence. Lawyers with a foreign licence from outside the European Union may only practice foreign and international law but not Norwegian law, from what I know. They should apply to the Supervisory Council for Legal Practice for a licence to practise. Of course for Europeans this is much easier.
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