LLM Intellectual property vs American Law


Hi everyone!

This is Sriya. I've been admitted to both the LLM in intellectual property and American Law program, starting Fall 2015. I'm specifically interested in IP hence I'm excited by the first one. But I want to make sure that the LLM in IP program would still qualify me to take the NY bar exam? If not, does it make sense to choose the American Law program with a concentration in IP? Which one would be reputable?

Thanks so much for your help!

Hi everyone!

This is Sriya. I've been admitted to both the LLM in intellectual property and American Law program, starting Fall 2015. I'm specifically interested in IP hence I'm excited by the first one. But I want to make sure that the LLM in IP program would still qualify me to take the NY bar exam? If not, does it make sense to choose the American Law program with a concentration in IP? Which one would be reputable?

Thanks so much for your help!

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At which schools did you get accepted? It's hard to tell without knowing the exact curriculum of the programs.

In general, specializations shouldn't matter. HOWEVER, the New York bar exam rules for foreign-trained lawyers (assuming you are a foreign-trained lawyer) are quite specific.

For instance, you'll need at least two credits hours each of American legal studies and legal research, along with clinical requirements and a range of other things.

You'll have to read through this section of the NY Bar Exam rules:

http://www.nybarexam.org/Rules/Rules.htm#520.6

Reading through this might be helpful as well:

http://www.nybarexam.org/Foreign/ForeignLegalEducation.htm

At which schools did you get accepted? It's hard to tell without knowing the exact curriculum of the programs.

In general, specializations shouldn't matter. HOWEVER, the New York bar exam rules for foreign-trained lawyers (assuming you are a foreign-trained lawyer) are quite specific.

For instance, you'll need at least two credits hours each of American legal studies and legal research, along with clinical requirements and a range of other things.

You'll have to read through this section of the NY Bar Exam rules:

http://www.nybarexam.org/Rules/Rules.htm#520.6

Reading through this might be helpful as well:

http://www.nybarexam.org/Foreign/ForeignLegalEducation.htm
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