Alexandria, VA asked in Contracts for Virginia

Q: Received my LLB in the UK and plan on doing an LLM over here before the Bar. Do you think that law firms would hire me?

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James D. Williams
James D. Williams
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you want to practice law, then you're going to have to pass a bar exam. There are very few states that allow people who have only taken an LLM (and not a juris doctor "JD") program to sit for the bar exam. Virginia does not allow LLM students to sit for the bar exam here.

LLM Guide has some decent information here:,at%20an%20American%20school.

Once you are eligible and pass the bar exam, it will just come down to experience in an area. The biggest hurdle is passing the bar exam, though.

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