Re: Admission to the Bar
Posted by dd on 1/22/07
NY requires an LLM before allowing foreign law grads to sit.
Correspondence school is not acceptable.
On 1/15/07, Mara wrote:
> Many people in New York with foreign degrees take the bar and
> get admitted although they did not go to school in America.
> Now, I am not to sure about correspondence's schools. Is it
> ABA approved? The correspondence school?? If so, then you
> should not have a problem sitting for the NY bar.
> Good luck!
> On 1/14/07, Martin Roy Leon wrote:
>> January 14, 2007
>> I am in Florida and I just completed my J.D. from West
>> Coast School of Law (a correspondence school). I also
>> hold a LL.B and an LL.M from a university in
>> Colombia (the country). I am fluent in English, I did
>> about three years of my undergraduate work at Arizona
>> State University. I am a practicing attorney in good
>> standing in the country of Colombia.
>> I know that most state bars will not accept the J.D. from
>> a California correspondence law school. I am looking to
>> combine my foreign LL.B and LL.M with the J.D. from WCSL
>> and to be admitted into one of the state bars. It makes
>> no difference to me which state admits me. I am only
>> looking to handle Customs and Federal Administrative
>> matters. I do not want work in any local or state courts.
>> I am presently researching the various state bars, i.e.
>> New York, Texas. Rumor has it that I might be able to be
>> admitted on a motion vs. taking a state bar exam. Does
>> anybody have any experience or ideas on this matter?
>> I would greatly appreciate any assistance in this matter.
>> Martin Roy Leon
>> 7102 N. W. 50th Street
>> Miami, Florida 33166-5636
>> Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or
>> Office Telephone: (305) 599-2662, Ext. 105
>> Cellular Telephone: (954) 864-6651
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Admission to the Bar, 1/14/07, by Martin Roy Leon.
- Re: Admission to the Bar, 1/15/07, by Mara.
- Re: Admission to the Bar, 1/17/07, by Martin Roy Leon.
- Re: Admission to the Bar, 1/19/07, by Martin Roy Leon.
- Re: Admission to the Bar, 1/22/07, by dd.
- Re: Admission to the Bar, 1/24/07, by Martin Roy Leon.
- Re: Admission to the Bar, 4/17/07, by Star.