LL.M. in UK then NY Bar


1A
Has anybody done this?
Has anybody done this?
quote
jeanba
I think it is impossible unless you have three years of studying in a common-law country.
I think it is impossible unless you have three years of studying in a common-law country.
quote
BPP seems to be providing New York bar training in London as well as LLM. Check with them. http://www.bpp.com/courses/cpd--professional-development/law-1/new-york-bar-course.aspx
BPP seems to be providing New York bar training in London as well as LLM. Check with them. http://www.bpp.com/courses/cpd--professional-development/law-1/new-york-bar-course.aspx
quote
I have an LLB from the UK and I took NY last summer. Where is your first degree from? It says you must have an education of sufficient duration in a common law jurisdiction (which is typically three years). If you like, you can apply to the examiners for advance notice of eligibility, and they'll give you a certificate thing you can send in with your application to take the exam.

You can also cure a substantive or durational deficiency by legal study in the States, meaning that LLB candidates from civil law countries usually take a U.S. LLM and then sit the Bar.
I have an LLB from the UK and I took NY last summer. Where is your first degree from? It says you must have an education of sufficient duration in a common law jurisdiction (which is typically three years). If you like, you can apply to the examiners for advance notice of eligibility, and they'll give you a certificate thing you can send in with your application to take the exam.

You can also cure a substantive or durational deficiency by legal study in the States, meaning that LLB candidates from civil law countries usually take a U.S. LLM and then sit the Bar.
quote
PUCCA
Yes ive heard this too,,,you have to study your LLM in the States and take the bar exam
Yes ive heard this too,,,you have to study your LLM in the States and take the bar exam
quote
beicon
That's true for some states in the US only right know I can only remember NY and California, but other states may accept this as well.
That's true for some states in the US only… right know I can only remember NY and California, but other states may accept this as well.
quote
Kerfuffle
It's relatively easy to be admitted to the NY Bar or Cali Bar (though the latter is quite a tough exam), but actually putting the credential to use is quite another matter.
It's relatively easy to be admitted to the NY Bar or Cali Bar (though the latter is quite a tough exam), but actually putting the credential to use is quite another matter.


quote
P_Martini
It's relatively easy to be admitted to the NY Bar or Cali Bar (though the latter is quite a tough exam), but actually putting the credential to use is quite another matter.




That's right. It's the worst legal market in, quite literally, decades.

Also, the New York Board of Law examiners may allow you to write the exam based on your undergraduate law degree. You should investigate that first. If your undergraduate degree is non-qualifying as far as the Board of Law Examiners is concerned, however, I'm not sure a U.K. LL.M. will change that. A U.S. LL.M. would, I think, but not one from the U.K.
<blockquote>It's relatively easy to be admitted to the NY Bar or Cali Bar (though the latter is quite a tough exam), but actually putting the credential to use is quite another matter.


</blockquote>

That's right. It's the worst legal market in, quite literally, decades.

Also, the New York Board of Law examiners may allow you to write the exam based on your undergraduate law degree. You should investigate that first. If your undergraduate degree is non-qualifying as far as the Board of Law Examiners is concerned, however, I'm not sure a U.K. LL.M. will change that. A U.S. LL.M. would, I think, but not one from the U.K.
quote
beicon
I think an LLM from a UK university wouldnt do you much if what you wanted was to sit for the NY bar exam. Im pretty sure only an LLM from US universities would allow you to skip a JD and sit for the bar
I think an LLM from a UK university wouldn’t do you much if what you wanted was to sit for the NY bar exam. I’m pretty sure only an LLM from US universities would allow you to skip a JD and sit for the bar…
quote

Reply to Post

Related Articles

In-Depth: The American Bar Exam

By B. Xu on Jan 07, 2017

Using the LL.M. to Take the American Bar Exam

By Emily Cataneo on Sep 19, 2016

More Articles