Paterson, NJ asked in Education Law for New Jersey

Q: I want to become a lawyer in the state of New Jersey but would like to earn my bachelor's degree and law degree in the

state of New York. Is this possible since each state have different laws?

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: This shouldn't be a problem so long as its an ABA approved school and meets the NJ Standards. The problem you will have is that you will learn a lot of NY law which will not be applicable when you take the NJ Bar so you will need to study harder and learn NJ law also. Good Luck, but I will warn you New Lawyers are not finding jobs and some take 2 or 3 years after graduation to find one you may want to find another profession because unless you go to Harvard its slim pickins these days.

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I concur with the recommendation of my distinguished colleague attorney H. Scott Aalsberg. I personally graduated from a NY law school and practice law exclusively in NJ. Good luck.

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