New York Bar Requirements for foreign-trained lawyers (UK)


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Would anyone be able to provide some guidance with regards to the New York Bar durational requirements for foreign-trained lawyers, in my case, the UK?

Part 520.3.c.1 (i) and (ii) of the "Rules of the Court of Appeals for the admission of attorneys and counsellors at law" requires 83 credit hours, of which 64 must be earned by attendance in courses at the law school, and 520.3.d.1 defines a credit hour as a minimum of 700 minutes of instruction time.

Does this mean I would have had to complete at the minimum 44,800 (64 * 700) minutes of instruction at my UK law school?

How else would I be able to prove "credit hours", if not through instruction time?

Further, would teaching time during my Legal Practice Course (i.e.: not my undergraduate degree in law) count towards this total?

I would greatly appreciate any input.

Would anyone be able to provide some guidance with regards to the New York Bar durational requirements for foreign-trained lawyers, in my case, the UK?

Part 520.3.c.1 (i) and (ii) of the "Rules of the Court of Appeals for the admission of attorneys and counsellors at law" requires 83 credit hours, of which 64 must be earned by attendance in courses at the law school, and 520.3.d.1 defines a credit hour as a minimum of 700 minutes of instruction time.

Does this mean I would have had to complete at the minimum 44,800 (64 * 700) minutes of instruction at my UK law school?

How else would I be able to prove "credit hours", if not through instruction time?

Further, would teaching time during my Legal Practice Course (i.e.: not my undergraduate degree in law) count towards this total?

I would greatly appreciate any input.
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Would anyone be able to provide some guidance with regards to the New York Bar durational requirements for foreign-trained lawyers, in my case, the UK?

Part 520.3.c.1 (i) and (ii) of the "Rules of the Court of Appeals for the admission of attorneys and counsellors at law" requires 83 credit hours, of which 64 must be earned by attendance in courses at the law school, and 520.3.d.1 defines a credit hour as a minimum of 700 minutes of instruction time.

Does this mean I would have had to complete at the minimum 44,800 (64 * 700) minutes of instruction at my UK law school?

How else would I be able to prove "credit hours", if not through instruction time?

Further, would teaching time during my Legal Practice Course (i.e.: not my undergraduate degree in law) count towards this total?

I would greatly appreciate any input.

Different rules apply for foreign qualified applicants. See 22 NYCRR 520.6.

[quote]Would anyone be able to provide some guidance with regards to the New York Bar durational requirements for foreign-trained lawyers, in my case, the UK?

Part 520.3.c.1 (i) and (ii) of the "Rules of the Court of Appeals for the admission of attorneys and counsellors at law" requires 83 credit hours, of which 64 must be earned by attendance in courses at the law school, and 520.3.d.1 defines a credit hour as a minimum of 700 minutes of instruction time.

Does this mean I would have had to complete at the minimum 44,800 (64 * 700) minutes of instruction at my UK law school?

How else would I be able to prove "credit hours", if not through instruction time?

Further, would teaching time during my Legal Practice Course (i.e.: not my undergraduate degree in law) count towards this total?

I would greatly appreciate any input. [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Different rules apply for foreign qualified applicants. See 22 NYCRR 520.6.</div>
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