NY Bar exam: what do i need?


pethol
I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.

[Edited by pethol on Jun 06, 2017]

I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.
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col88
I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.


As a civil law graduate it is mandatory to obtain a JD or LLM in the U.S., in order to sit for the BAR exam in the State of New York. Furthermore, you need to comply with the courses required by the board of examiners during your LLM Program to qualify . On the other hand, I know that you can take the NY Bar if you are an attorney from a common Law country, but you also have to comply with the other requirements, such as duration of the program. You should check their website for the requirements, and then decide what is better for you.

[Edited by col88 on Jun 07, 2017]

[quote]I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.[/quote]

As a civil law graduate it is mandatory to obtain a JD or LLM in the U.S., in order to sit for the BAR exam in the State of New York. Furthermore, you need to comply with the courses required by the board of examiners during your LLM Program to qualify . On the other hand, I know that you can take the NY Bar if you are an attorney from a common Law country, but you also have to comply with the other requirements, such as duration of the program. You should check their website for the requirements, and then decide what is better for you.
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pethol
I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.


As a civil law graduate it is mandatory to obtain a JD or LLM in the U.S., in order to sit for the BAR exam in the State of New York. Furthermore, you need to comply with the courses required by the board of examiners during your LLM Program to qualify . On the other hand, I know that you can take the NY Bar if you are an attorney from a common Law country, but you also have to comply with the other requirements, such as duration of the program. You should check their website for the requirements, and then decide what is better for you.


So, if i understand correctly, i need to take a llm qualification in the us, and a british one would be completely useless despite being a common law country.
The gdl is a conversion course. Doing gdl + lpc means i'm involving in a 2 years education route, while doing a llm in the us, it would be studying just for 1 year. So, litterally, i'd be doing a longer education percourse in uk than in us.

[Edited by pethol on Jun 07, 2017]

[quote][quote]I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.[/quote]

As a civil law graduate it is mandatory to obtain a JD or LLM in the U.S., in order to sit for the BAR exam in the State of New York. Furthermore, you need to comply with the courses required by the board of examiners during your LLM Program to qualify . On the other hand, I know that you can take the NY Bar if you are an attorney from a common Law country, but you also have to comply with the other requirements, such as duration of the program. You should check their website for the requirements, and then decide what is better for you.[/quote]

So, if i understand correctly, i need to take a llm qualification in the us, and a british one would be completely useless despite being a common law country.
The gdl is a conversion course. Doing gdl + lpc means i'm involving in a 2 years education route, while doing a llm in the us, it would be studying just for 1 year. So, litterally, i'd be doing a longer education percourse in uk than in us.
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col88
I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.


As a civil law graduate it is mandatory to obtain a JD or LLM in the U.S., in order to sit for the BAR exam in the State of New York. Furthermore, you need to comply with the courses required by the board of examiners during your LLM Program to qualify . On the other hand, I know that you can take the NY Bar if you are an attorney from a common Law country, but you also have to comply with the other requirements, such as duration of the program. You should check their website for the requirements, and then decide what is better for you.


So, if i understand correctly, i need to take a llm qualification in the us, and a british one would be completely useless despite being a common law country.
The gdl is a conversion course. Doing gdl + lpc means i'm involving in a 2 years education route, while doing a llm in the us, it would be studying just for 1 year. So, litterally, i'd be doing a longer education percourse in uk than in us.


well, the requirements I mentioned before are for the NY BAR, If you want to take the California Bar you don't need the LLM, so I would not say the US in general.

I don't know how the education works in UK, and what do you need to be an attorney there. All that I know is that you need an LLM if you are graduated from a civil law country, or if you graduated from a common law country, and you are an attorney there, you just need to meet the durational requirement to qualify for the exam. If you don't meet the durational requirement, you will also need the LLM.

You should check this web site: http://www.nybarexam.org/Rules/Rules.htm#520.6
[quote][quote][quote]I'm an italian law student: i'm going to receive my law degree from the university i'm attending now in italy in the next year.
Since I cannot find accurate answers to all my doubts, I need precise but brief replies to these few questions.
1. Can I apply for the NY bar by converting my italian degree, which is a civil law one, with a GDL and a LPC from an UK university?
2. Can I apply for the NY bar if I obtain an LLM from an UK university?
3. Can I apply for the NY bar without taking any american appellation? (JD, LLM)

Essentially, what I mean is, is for a civil law graduate mandatory to obtain a JD or a LLM for applying to the NY bar?
I'm asking this because I need to know how much money I need to invest.[/quote]

As a civil law graduate it is mandatory to obtain a JD or LLM in the U.S., in order to sit for the BAR exam in the State of New York. Furthermore, you need to comply with the courses required by the board of examiners during your LLM Program to qualify . On the other hand, I know that you can take the NY Bar if you are an attorney from a common Law country, but you also have to comply with the other requirements, such as duration of the program. You should check their website for the requirements, and then decide what is better for you.[/quote]

So, if i understand correctly, i need to take a llm qualification in the us, and a british one would be completely useless despite being a common law country.
The gdl is a conversion course. Doing gdl + lpc means i'm involving in a 2 years education route, while doing a llm in the us, it would be studying just for 1 year. So, litterally, i'd be doing a longer education percourse in uk than in us.
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well, the requirements I mentioned before are for the NY BAR, If you want to take the California Bar you don't need the LLM, so I would not say the US in general.

I don't know how the education works in UK, and what do you need to be an attorney there. All that I know is that you need an LLM if you are graduated from a civil law country, or if you graduated from a common law country, and you are an attorney there, you just need to meet the durational requirement to qualify for the exam. If you don't meet the durational requirement, you will also need the LLM.

You should check this web site: http://www.nybarexam.org/Rules/Rules.htm#520.6
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