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    Hi,

    I am planning to take distance LLB course in University of London as graduate course from September this year.

    Q1) It is eligible for me to apply LLB in USA after achieving this distance LLB course? I have around 10 years career in contract management aspect in construction company and am take this LLB course in parallel with my work as well.

    Q2) In the event I will achieve a distance LLB and LLM in USA, is it also eligible for me to sit in New-york bar exam?

    It is very crucial bearing in mind that i am about to begin a distance LLB course in the objective of sitting New york bar exam? Your valuable advice would be appreciated.
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    I am making the assumption you want to sit the NYB so you can work in the US.

    If so, you would really need to complete a JD in the US to be a competitive applicant. So the route I would recommend is LLB UK -> JD US -> NYB. I don't know enough about the US education system to know whether you can do distance JDs nor whether your LLB will get you into a decent JD course.

    Some UK LLBs make you eligible for the NYB with no need to do a LLM or JD in the US. But you'd need to check the nature of the course and the requirements of the NYB. You might want to look at BARBRI as that might give you an explanation of what's possible/isn't.

    I am also assuming you are not from the US. You need to be aware that getting legal work in the US is not easy for non US citizens. It's tough enough for law grads who are US citizens, let alone those who may require a work permit. You will also need an exceptional CV if that is your aim.


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    (Original post by Danny Hwang)
    Hi,

    I am planning to take distance LLB course in University of London as graduate course from September this year.

    Q1) It is eligible for me to apply LLB in USA after achieving this distance LLB course? I have around 10 years career in contract management aspect in construction company and am take this LLB course in parallel with my work as well.

    Q2) In the event I will achieve a distance LLB and LLM in USA, is it also eligible for me to sit in New-york bar exam?

    It is very crucial bearing in mind that i am about to begin a distance LLB course in the objective of sitting New york bar exam? Your valuable advice would be appreciated.
    Why don't you contact the New York State Bar to ask them or ask someone at BarBri International - they will tell you if you are eligible. I certainly wouldn't make your choice on the basis of what someone on here tells you - it's much too important for that.

    You also need to consider the costs involved of what you have in mind, especially the LLM, and the fact that you will need (I assume) sponsorship for a working visa for the US.

    Think about your plans carefully - are you someone who will realistically get through all this without massive debt and with a realistic prospet of a job at the end?
 
 
 
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