Foreign lawyer in the US? You don't need LLM.


Lawgirl1

Please be advised, if you have a 3 year LLB from an English (common law) jurisdiciton ie. Canada, UK, Australia, NewZealand, you will qualify to sit the NY Bar WITHOUT the need for a US LLM.


Is this true? What's your basis?


It is true, you can check on the NY Bar website.
However, it has to be a 3 year (typical) undergrad in law from the UK and not (as is in my case) a 3 year undergrad in another subject + the GDL, hence why I am pursuing a LLM to make up for the extra credits. Joint British degrees also do not qualify, has to be 3 year straight law LLB

[quote][quote]Please be advised, if you have a 3 year LLB from an English (common law) jurisdiciton ie. Canada, UK, Australia, NewZealand, you will qualify to sit the NY Bar WITHOUT the need for a US LLM. [/quote]

Is this true? What's your basis? [/quote]

It is true, you can check on the NY Bar website.
However, it has to be a 3 year (typical) undergrad in law from the UK and not (as is in my case) a 3 year undergrad in another subject + the GDL, hence why I am pursuing a LLM to make up for the extra credits. Joint British degrees also do not qualify, has to be 3 year straight law LLB
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It is true, you can check on the NY Bar website.
However, it has to be a 3 year (typical) undergrad in law from the UK and not (as is in my case) a 3 year undergrad in another subject + the GDL, hence why I am pursuing a LLM to make up for the extra credits. Joint British degrees also do not qualify, has to be 3 year straight law LLB


Did you get an evaluation from NYSBOLE on your GDL + US LLM under the cure provision? Just curious.

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It is true, you can check on the NY Bar website.
However, it has to be a 3 year (typical) undergrad in law from the UK and not (as is in my case) a 3 year undergrad in another subject + the GDL, hence why I am pursuing a LLM to make up for the extra credits. Joint British degrees also do not qualify, has to be 3 year straight law LLB[/quote]

Did you get an evaluation from NYSBOLE on your GDL + US LLM under the cure provision? Just curious.
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Lawgirl1


It is true, you can check on the NY Bar website.
However, it has to be a 3 year (typical) undergrad in law from the UK and not (as is in my case) a 3 year undergrad in another subject + the GDL, hence why I am pursuing a LLM to make up for the extra credits. Joint British degrees also do not qualify, has to be 3 year straight law LLB


Did you get an evaluation from NYSBOLE on your GDL + US LLM under the cure provision? Just curious.


Not yet but I upgraded my GDL to an LLB so should fulfil the requirements with first degree in law + US masters

[quote][quote]
It is true, you can check on the NY Bar website.
However, it has to be a 3 year (typical) undergrad in law from the UK and not (as is in my case) a 3 year undergrad in another subject + the GDL, hence why I am pursuing a LLM to make up for the extra credits. Joint British degrees also do not qualify, has to be 3 year straight law LLB[/quote]

Did you get an evaluation from NYSBOLE on your GDL + US LLM under the cure provision? Just curious. [/quote]

Not yet but I upgraded my GDL to an LLB so should fulfil the requirements with first degree in law + US masters
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rich990

Dear All

If anyone can advise me about my situation. I am attorney form Republic of Macedonia and hold LLM degree gained here in my country. I am also admitted to my home bar and already practice law more the a year now.

I would like to move in US and to practice law, however I need some advises what is the best option in this case. To sit for bar in NY you need LLM. On the other site as I read on the posts the California bar accept any foreign lawyer.

I have degree from civil law system and I am not sure if I need LLM or not. How you solve the visa requirements and what is the best option in this case.

Best regards to all of you.

Thanks
Rich

Dear All

If anyone can advise me about my situation. I am attorney form Republic of Macedonia and hold LLM degree gained here in my country. I am also admitted to my home bar and already practice law more the a year now.

I would like to move in US and to practice law, however I need some advises what is the best option in this case. To sit for bar in NY you need LLM. On the other site as I read on the posts the California bar accept any foreign lawyer.

I have degree from civil law system and I am not sure if I need LLM or not. How you solve the visa requirements and what is the best option in this case.

Best regards to all of you.

Thanks
Rich
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Margaret99

Hi,
I am an engineer and a current 2L student in India. I would like to know the job prospects in NY or California if I clear the respective bar exams.

Also, how would these job offers change if I decide to pursue an LLM without any work experience?

Hi,
I am an engineer and a current 2L student in India. I would like to know the job prospects in NY or California if I clear the respective bar exams.

Also, how would these job offers change if I decide to pursue an LLM without any work experience?
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