Being a lawyer after LLM in UK


Merhan
Hi everyone, I know it is going to be a complicated question but I'm so desperate. It is so hard to reach answers to those questions.

I have a law degree in Turkey and I want to do llm in UK. ( it is cheaper) Is that llm in UK valid in US ? Moreover, can I get admission to the bar exam in NY, Cay or other 34 jurisdiction with the UK llm?

Thanks in advance
Hi everyone, I know it is going to be a complicated question but I'm so desperate. It is so hard to reach answers to those questions.

I have a law degree in Turkey and I want to do llm in UK. ( it is cheaper) Is that llm in UK valid in US ? Moreover, can I get admission to the bar exam in NY, Cay or other 34 jurisdiction with the UK llm?

Thanks in advance
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You can start here, although it's not *exactly* applicable to your situation:

https://llm-guide.com/articles/using-the-llm-to-take-the-american-bar-exam

New York is commonly known as the most popular state for foreign law students to sit the bar, since the state has a reputation for friendliness towards foreign lawyers. In fact, students who attended a three-year law school in an English-speaking, common law country are often eligible to sit the bar without even pursuing an LL.M.


California has different requirements, and you'll have to get your credentials evaluated.

In either case, the bar committee may ask you to pursue more education that's tailored to US law. It's hard to say without petitioning them.

That's just the bar exam. Finding a job in the US as a lawyer, as a foreign-educated law grad, is exceedingly difficult. If that's your goal, you're much better off doing a JD program in the US - there are expedited programs for foreign law grads.
You can start here, although it's not *exactly* applicable to your situation:

https://llm-guide.com/articles/using-the-llm-to-take-the-american-bar-exam

[quote]New York is commonly known as the most popular state for foreign law students to sit the bar, since the state has a reputation for friendliness towards foreign lawyers. In fact, students who attended a three-year law school in an English-speaking, common law country are often eligible to sit the bar without even pursuing an LL.M.[/quote]

California has different requirements, and you'll have to get your credentials evaluated.

In either case, the bar committee may ask you to pursue more education that's tailored to US law. It's hard to say without petitioning them.

That's just the bar exam. Finding a job in the US as a lawyer, as a foreign-educated law grad, is exceedingly difficult. If that's your goal, you're much better off doing a JD program in the US - there are expedited programs for foreign law grads.
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Merhan
Thank you so much for your help and consideration. It is really helpful and I understand the procedure more clearly.
Thank you so much for your help and consideration. It is really helpful and I understand the procedure more clearly.
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