Ny Bar exam question


Hi!

I've got a question for anyone out there who has a 3 year LLB from the UK/Ireland/Aus etc. and who has taken the NY bar exam. What proofs did you send in? Did you need a letter from your law school stating that it was of equivalent duration to a J.D. or was it assumed that you application was OK (they must have had thousands of applicants in this situation). Also how loosely do they interpret the following :

(1) that the applicant has fulfilled the educational requirements for admission to the practice of law in a foreign country other than the United States

In the UK just having an LLB doesn't qualify you for admission to bar (you have to take the LPC). Do they interpret it to mean that it does? What proof do you have to show? If I don't send in any proofs in that regard will it be OK?

Any help is appreciated!
Hi!

I've got a question for anyone out there who has a 3 year LLB from the UK/Ireland/Aus etc. and who has taken the NY bar exam. What proofs did you send in? Did you need a letter from your law school stating that it was of equivalent duration to a J.D. or was it assumed that you application was OK (they must have had thousands of applicants in this situation). Also how loosely do they interpret the following :

(1) that the applicant has fulfilled the educational requirements for admission to the practice of law in a foreign country other than the United States

In the UK just having an LLB doesn't qualify you for admission to bar (you have to take the LPC). Do they interpret it to mean that it does? What proof do you have to show? If I don't send in any proofs in that regard will it be OK?

Any help is appreciated!
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Kazaf
It depends on which law school you attended for your LLB. I know that for the UK law degrees, some universities are automatically approved (Oxbridge, UCL, LSE, King's College), and some universities (all the mainstream ones like Nottingham, Bristol, Warwick, Durham) are generally approved.

For your second question, you must have either completed the LPC or BVC in England to qualify. As evidence, they will require the Law Society of England & Wales, the Bar Council or your institution (where you did the LPC/BVC) to actually write a letter explaining this.
It depends on which law school you attended for your LLB. I know that for the UK law degrees, some universities are automatically approved (Oxbridge, UCL, LSE, King's College), and some universities (all the mainstream ones like Nottingham, Bristol, Warwick, Durham) are generally approved.

For your second question, you must have either completed the LPC or BVC in England to qualify. As evidence, they will require the Law Society of England & Wales, the Bar Council or your institution (where you did the LPC/BVC) to actually write a letter explaining this.
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I am currently doing my LLB form Unversity of London and was wondering whether passing the New York bar exam is going to benefit me in my career outiside of U.S . Would it allow me to pracitce as a barrister outside U.S?
I am currently doing my LLB form Unversity of London and was wondering whether passing the New York bar exam is going to benefit me in my career outiside of U.S . Would it allow me to pracitce as a barrister outside U.S?
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ColumbiaJo...
The only thing the New York bar is good for is practicing in New York. Okay, so it's not the only thing: it makes your resume look cool. Oh, and, if you practice for 5 years, you can waive in (and pay the fees to) bars of over 20 other US states.
The only thing the New York bar is good for is practicing in New York. Okay, so it's not the only thing: it makes your resume look cool. Oh, and, if you practice for 5 years, you can waive in (and pay the fees to) bars of over 20 other US states.
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5legal
I am currently doing my LLB form Unversity of London and was wondering whether passing the New York bar exam is going to benefit me in my career outiside of U.S . Would it allow me to pracitce as a barrister outside U.S?


UK Firms seem now to be considering students who have done the NY Bar Exam. The primary advantage is that you are seen to be distinguishing yourself in a very saturated legal market.
<blockquote> I am currently doing my LLB form Unversity of London and was wondering whether passing the New York bar exam is going to benefit me in my career outiside of U.S . Would it allow me to pracitce as a barrister outside U.S?</blockquote>

UK Firms seem now to be considering students who have done the NY Bar Exam. The primary advantage is that you are seen to be distinguishing yourself in a very saturated legal market.
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I am foreign trained practicing lawyer from India and am Canadian Citizen and permanent resident of Canada. Do any one know that can I sit for NY Bar Exam as I Have done LLB LLM from India or can I sit for Bar exam in Canada without going to law school US or Canada.

Can I be admitted in UK to the Bar to practice law in UK without going to law school there in UK or without passing Bar Exam.
What about my status in UK. Do I need to change my status as I donot need any visa to enter UK being Canadian Citizen.
I am foreign trained practicing lawyer from India and am Canadian Citizen and permanent resident of Canada. Do any one know that can I sit for NY Bar Exam as I Have done LLB LLM from India or can I sit for Bar exam in Canada without going to law school US or Canada.

Can I be admitted in UK to the Bar to practice law in UK without going to law school there in UK or without passing Bar Exam.
What about my status in UK. Do I need to change my status as I donot need any visa to enter UK being Canadian Citizen.
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anjni
hi there...

i rang the NY board of examiners and they said that the LLB from the UK is enough to be eligible to sit for the exam...

im not sure what the first poster meant. Do you also have to have the LPC/BVC too?
hi there...

i rang the NY board of examiners and they said that the LLB from the UK is enough to be eligible to sit for the exam...

im not sure what the first poster meant. Do you also have to have the LPC/BVC too?
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NRI
Anybody with three years Indian Law Degree having experienced with NY Bar Office to know about eligibility to sit in NY Bar Exam without 20-credit hours additional study in US Law School and whether anybody has already appeared in NY Bar Exam after obtaining the eligibility confirmation.

Thanks and look forward knowing the experience of all my friends there on this subject.
Anybody with three years Indian Law Degree having experienced with NY Bar Office to know about eligibility to sit in NY Bar Exam without 20-credit hours additional study in US Law School and whether anybody has already appeared in NY Bar Exam after obtaining the eligibility confirmation.

Thanks and look forward knowing the experience of all my friends there on this subject.
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michalmas
Can someone please tell me why people really want to work in the US so badly ?

I really do not see anyone would want so much to work in the US. Although I would understand why 4-5 years ago, there is really no apparent reason now : the US dollar is not worth much anymore (and there is nothing suggesting it will get better anytime soon, so that means your hard earned money is not worth much when you travel or go back home), the US economy is in a very bad shape, all the leading U.S. banks have reported major losses, people are losing their jobs and even law firms in NY are firing associates (Clifford Chance, Cadwalader, etc.). So why would anyone in their right mind want so desperately to work in NY (unless of course you are American and your family is in the US) ?

If it is all about the money, again things are no longer what they were a few years ago. The highest you can hope to get in NY is 160k USD. Not bad at all, but you can get just as much, if not more, outside the US... I am British, I did an LLM in the US and I am now a first year associate in the U.K. and I get 185k USD (or 93k pounds) excluding annual bonus, which is far better than what I would have gotten had I accepted to stay in the U.S. Other of my former classmates who did not stay in the US are also earning more than they would have they stayed in the US, and do not regret their choice.

So really why do people want to stay so much in the US ?
Can someone please tell me why people really want to work in the US so badly ?

I really do not see anyone would want so much to work in the US. Although I would understand why 4-5 years ago, there is really no apparent reason now : the US dollar is not worth much anymore (and there is nothing suggesting it will get better anytime soon, so that means your hard earned money is not worth much when you travel or go back home), the US economy is in a very bad shape, all the leading U.S. banks have reported major losses, people are losing their jobs and even law firms in NY are firing associates (Clifford Chance, Cadwalader, etc.). So why would anyone in their right mind want so desperately to work in NY (unless of course you are American and your family is in the US) ?

If it is all about the money, again things are no longer what they were a few years ago. The highest you can hope to get in NY is 160k USD. Not bad at all, but you can get just as much, if not more, outside the US... I am British, I did an LLM in the US and I am now a first year associate in the U.K. and I get 185k USD (or 93k pounds) excluding annual bonus, which is far better than what I would have gotten had I accepted to stay in the U.S. Other of my former classmates who did not stay in the US are also earning more than they would have they stayed in the US, and do not regret their choice.

So really why do people want to stay so much in the US ?
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