NY Bar admission rules, LLM program commenced prior to 2012-2013


Hi everyone,

I have a question on the application of the NY Bar exam rules of eligibility. According to the website of the NY BOLE, the "old rules" of eligibility apply to LLM programs completed or commenced prior to the 2012-2013 academic year. I wonder how the BOLE interprets "commenced". I attended BU Law as an exchange student in the fall semester of 2011 and returned to BU to complete my LLM degree in the fall semester of 2012. The credits obtained as an exchange student were credited towards my LLM degree. I wonder whether my LLM program commenced in the 2012 fall semester (current rules would apply) or the 2011 spring semester (old rules would apply). Does anybody have any experience or thoughts on this issue? Many thanks in advance!
Hi everyone,

I have a question on the application of the NY Bar exam rules of eligibility. According to the website of the NY BOLE, the "old rules" of eligibility apply to LLM programs completed or commenced prior to the 2012-2013 academic year. I wonder how the BOLE interprets "commenced". I attended BU Law as an exchange student in the fall semester of 2011 and returned to BU to complete my LLM degree in the fall semester of 2012. The credits obtained as an exchange student were credited towards my LLM degree. I wonder whether my LLM program commenced in the 2012 fall semester (current rules would apply) or the 2011 spring semester (old rules would apply). Does anybody have any experience or thoughts on this issue? Many thanks in advance!
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