ABA Approved LLM


netgnat
I graduated from a non-ABA law school that was granted provisional acceptance a couple of years after my graduation and is now fully ABA approved. (I can and do practice in my state).

Does an LLM from an ABA approved school help with my acceptance to states that require an ABA-JD to practice?
I graduated from a non-ABA law school that was granted provisional acceptance a couple of years after my graduation and is now fully ABA approved. (I can and do practice in my state).

Does an LLM from an ABA approved school help with my acceptance to states that require an ABA-JD to practice?
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HN
As far as I know, states that strictly require an ABA-JD to practice unfortunately don't consider an ABA-LLM enough (New Jersey, for e.g.).

If you only have an LLM in the US and a JD now is completely not an option, you should check the individual state that you are interested in because some states do have other routes of admission, such as if you're qualified in another state or have been in practice for a certain amount of years you may still be eligible to take their bar exam, whether or not you hold an ABA-JD.

Hope this helps, good luck!
As far as I know, states that strictly require an ABA-JD to practice unfortunately don't consider an ABA-LLM enough (New Jersey, for e.g.).

If you only have an LLM in the US and a JD now is completely not an option, you should check the individual state that you are interested in because some states do have other routes of admission, such as if you're qualified in another state or have been in practice for a certain amount of years you may still be eligible to take their bar exam, whether or not you hold an ABA-JD.

Hope this helps, good luck!
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netgnat
Thanks HN. I have checked, and some states don't give me an alternative. I personally think that is wrong as wrong could be. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks HN. I have checked, and some states don't give me an alternative. I personally think that is wrong as wrong could be. Just my 2 cents.
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HN
Completely agree, it's pretty ridiculous, especially if you've been in practice for some time in another state. Oh well, good luck with everything anyway, maybe they will loosen the restrictions one day soon :p.
Completely agree, it's pretty ridiculous, especially if you've been in practice for some time in another state. Oh well, good luck with everything anyway, maybe they will loosen the restrictions one day soon :p.
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