This LL.M. program is designed for international law graduates who seek an academic program to qualify for admission to the New York state bar or other bar. If you received your law degree from an ABA-approved law school in the United States, please apply through our regular LL.M. program.
An applicant who has studied in a foreign country may qualify to take the New York state bar examination by submitting to the New York State Board of Law Examiners satisfactory proof of the legal education as required by Part 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law. For foreign law graduates whose law degree does not meet the durational equivalency requirements, the applicant can satisfy the requirements by successfully earning an LL.M. degree by completing a full-time or part-time program consisting of a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit in professional law subjects, in an approved law school in the United States. Please see the Program Curriculum for details.
Applicants with foreign law degrees seeking an LL.M. in this program must begin the program in August.
LL.M. candidates who are not U.S. citizens must enroll as full-time students and take a minimum of 9 credits per semester.
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