Originally Posted by ElmoLaw
rustymotion you said
so looks like cali is the only place aside from illinois as far as i know of. Called my mother, whom is a judge in manhattan. can't take the ny bar without a JD LLM in NY.
completely wrong- if your mother was really a judge in manhattan she would have told you that the NY bar can be sat by an person holding an international law degree from an accredited university.. for example the NUIs in ireland etc. i sat the ny bar myself under these conditions. the new york and the cali bars are the only bars that an international person may sit for without a jd or llm from the usa. that is why the grind schools here do those 2 states. illinois is not one of these.
Wrong bro - if cannot be taken with an international law degree, only from a US accredited university that is accredited through the US bar association to give out legal degree's. And as we are talking about a degree from a school teaching a different legal system (common law) then it will not be applicable in the states. Im sorry but you are incorrect...
there are few exceptions.
If your college is not ABA certified when they gave it to you (oxford is somehow) I reference you to nybarexam.org 520.6
foreign eligibility, and 520.3 Foreign Common Law System - in the NYS Rules of the Court of appeals. Basically, you need proof that your study included the US system as opposed to just common law system of at least 20+ credit hours. as always circumventions do occur, but take alook for yourself. as for my mother being a judge, have fun looking her up. Alice Schlesinger. right at centre street bro. So do me a favour and try actually reading first. Its not that you can't do it but you need to have studied outside the common law system which is what you are on. hope that helps. been abroad for a bit or would have responded sooner.