Is there anyone who has taken the New York bar with just an LLB?
I have an LLB (Law and European Studies) from UL and would like to take the New York bar next year.
I've checked the Bar Examiners' criteria for applicants with a foreign legal education but I'm a bit perplexed by what I see.
This is straight from the "Request for Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials" which is available on the website of the Bar Examiners:
"If you are NOT admitted to practice law in the foreign country have you successfully completed the educational requirements for admission to practice law in that country? Please check either Yes or No.
__ Yes. Attach a written statement from your law school or the admitting authorities in that foreign country confirming that you have successfully completed all of the educational requirements for admission to practice in that country.
__ No. Please explain what additional educational requirements must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible for admission to practice law in the foreign country."
I am not certain what "educational requirements" refers to. My degree is recognized by the Law Society and King's Inns, meaning that I do not have to take the preliminary exams for either of those institutions, but I am not sure if this fulfills the "educational requirements" as stipulated by the NY Bar Examiners.
Also, has anybody ever been furnished with a written statement from their (Irish) university confirming that their LLB fulfills the necessary educational requirements for them to be admitted to the practice of law in Ireland?
I would really appreciate ANY advice or information.
Regarding BarBri, I'm not sure about the iPod thing, but they are very strict with recordings of their lectures. There is a BarBri course in my city but the DVDs of the lectures are not allowed off the campus of the host institution, so I'd be surprised if they were available in an mp3 format. I could be wrong though.
P.S. Gabhain, congratulations. Were you working while studying for the NY bar?