How does a spanish law student get to work in the USA?


Hi
I'm a spanish law student and when I finish my law degree I'd like to go to the USA to work as a lawyer or something related, but I don't know what I have to do because the american law is different from the spanish law.

How will I be able to do the bar exam? Will I have to go to the law school or is it Ok if I do a master of law in USA and then the bar exam?

I'm sorry I'm very lost!

Hopefully you can help me! :)

Hi
I'm a spanish law student and when I finish my law degree I'd like to go to the USA to work as a lawyer or something related, but I don't know what I have to do because the american law is different from the spanish law.

How will I be able to do the bar exam? Will I have to go to the law school or is it Ok if I do a master of law in USA and then the bar exam?

I'm sorry I'm very lost!

Hopefully you can help me! :)
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If your plan is to work for some 2-3 years in the states you should take LL.M. and do Ca Bar/NY Bar. but if your long term plan is to work and live US for a long time you should consider J.D. instead!


an information for Ca Bar.

http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/

&

this one for NY Bar.

http://www.nybarexam.org/Eligible/Eligibility.htm

as well as please read this insightful topic

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/5074/1

If your plan is to work for some 2-3 years in the states you should take LL.M. and do Ca Bar/NY Bar. but if your long term plan is to work and live US for a long time you should consider J.D. instead!


an information for Ca Bar.

http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/

&

this one for NY Bar.

http://www.nybarexam.org/Eligible/Eligibility.htm

as well as please read this insightful topic

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/5074/1


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If your plan is to work for some 2-3 years in the states you should take LL.M. and do Ca Bar/NY Bar. but if your long term plan is to work and live US for a long time you should consider J.D. instead!


an information for Ca Bar.

http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/

&

this one for NY Bar.

http://www.nybarexam.org/Eligible/Eligibility.htm

as well as please read this insightful topic

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/5074/1




I read the topic you posted but I don't understand what that person meant. is it possible to get to do the bar exam for a forgein student without doing LLm or something else than having your degree from your home town??

Anyway, I want to do a LLM because I want to specialize on something. Thanks for your response but can i ask why you said it's Ok to do this if I'm going to work in the US for 2-3 years? I know I should consider J.D. from the beginning but do you know how long it would take me? cos I don't know, I'd like to know and maybe I'll see if I can do it!

<blockquote>If your plan is to work for some 2-3 years in the states you should take LL.M. and do Ca Bar/NY Bar. but if your long term plan is to work and live US for a long time you should consider J.D. instead!


an information for Ca Bar.

http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/

&

this one for NY Bar.

http://www.nybarexam.org/Eligible/Eligibility.htm

as well as please read this insightful topic

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/5074/1


</blockquote>

I read the topic you posted but I don't understand what that person meant. is it possible to get to do the bar exam for a forgein student without doing LLm or something else than having your degree from your home town??

Anyway, I want to do a LLM because I want to specialize on something. Thanks for your response but can i ask why you said it's Ok to do this if I'm going to work in the US for 2-3 years? I know I should consider J.D. from the beginning but do you know how long it would take me? cos I don't know, I'd like to know and maybe I'll see if I can do it!
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I'm NOT quite sure but regarding to that mentioned topic, I think you(as a foreign student) could sit for a Ca Bar. without LL.M. from US.. I said that if you want to work in the states for just 2-3 years you should take LL.M. bec. it's much easier to get into such program than to J.D.(which requires a very high LSAT score and a stellar GPA to get into top law school, top 3 top 5(6) top 10 top 14) and you don't need to spend a long time in the school (and it's a lot cheaper when compared to J.D..)

In J.D. shoes, it would provide you a wider spectrum of knowledge and deeper understanding of US legal system. So, I would recommend you a J.D. program, if you want to secure a job in 'Biglaw' during this economic downturn period and live in US for a long time! J.D. ususually takes 3 years to complete but in case of some universities like Northwestern having 2 years J.D. degree which is especially designed for foreign lawyer(but the graduate of this program is PROHIBITED from taking the NY Bar)

Please visit this website(an incredibly useful information for an aspiring J.D. applicant)

http://www.top-law-schools.com/law-school-admissions.html

http://www.top-law-schools.com/timeline-for-applying-to-law-school.html

and

http://www.top-law-schools.com/admissions.html

Best of Luck

I'm NOT quite sure but regarding to that mentioned topic, I think you(as a foreign student) could sit for a Ca Bar. without LL.M. from US.. I said that if you want to work in the states for just 2-3 years you should take LL.M. bec. it's much easier to get into such program than to J.D.(which requires a very high LSAT score and a stellar GPA to get into top law school, top 3 top 5(6) top 10 top 14) and you don't need to spend a long time in the school (and it's a lot cheaper when compared to J.D..)

In J.D. shoes, it would provide you a wider spectrum of knowledge and deeper understanding of US legal system. So, I would recommend you a J.D. program, if you want to secure a job in 'Biglaw' during this economic downturn period and live in US for a long time! J.D. ususually takes 3 years to complete but in case of some universities like Northwestern having 2 years J.D. degree which is especially designed for foreign lawyer(but the graduate of this program is PROHIBITED from taking the NY Bar)

Please visit this website(an incredibly useful information for an aspiring J.D. applicant)

http://www.top-law-schools.com/law-school-admissions.html

http://www.top-law-schools.com/timeline-for-applying-to-law-school.html

and

http://www.top-law-schools.com/admissions.html

Best of Luck
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