Does an LLM make u a lawyer?


FIFA

Hi,
I am aware that an LLM does not entitle to practice law as a barrister or a solicitor. But I'd like to know if an LLM without a previous law degree makes you a lawyer.
Thanks,


Fifa

Hi,
I am aware that an LLM does not entitle to practice law as a barrister or a solicitor. But I'd like to know if an LLM without a previous law degree makes you a lawyer.
Thanks,


Fifa
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cristian

Not at all, sorry

Not at all, sorry
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Well its not allowed under the law! Can't participate in any LL.M. program if you don't have a basic law degree (the baccalaureate) in your country

Well its not allowed under the law! Can't participate in any LL.M. program if you don't have a basic law degree (the baccalaureate) in your country
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Russ

Some LLM programmes are actually open to applicants without a first degree in law. See this thread: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/2569
or try the board search -- http://www.llm-guide.com/boardsearch/q/non-lawyers+degree or something like this.

Some LLM programmes are actually open to applicants without a first degree in law. See this thread: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/2569
or try the board search -- http://www.llm-guide.com/boardsearch/q/non-lawyers+degree or something like this.
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dongbei

yes.
i know some british unis provide two year llm qualifying law degree... check the info of leeds, as i remember, there is a two yrs llm degree...

yes.
i know some british unis provide two year llm qualifying law degree... check the info of leeds, as i remember, there is a two yrs llm degree...

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Vincenzo

well, some law firms even recruit trainees from non-law backgrounds!
so definetely there's a marketability for those kind of combinations.

well, some law firms even recruit trainees from non-law backgrounds!
so definetely there's a marketability for those kind of combinations.
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brook123

No it doesn't.
You will need to do the Legal Practice Course in the UK to be eligible to qualify, and to call yourself a lawyer you will need to complete a 2 year traineeship with a firm - there is some further study/exams that need to be done that can only be done while you are working.

No it doesn't.
You will need to do the Legal Practice Course in the UK to be eligible to qualify, and to call yourself a lawyer you will need to complete a 2 year traineeship with a firm - there is some further study/exams that need to be done that can only be done while you are working.
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