Asked in Education Law for New York

Q: I completed bachelor of laws under the uni of london but didn’t got licensed yet. So can I take the nyc bar exam ?

To take the bar exams in the ny state :

1) do I need to have experience even after getting licensed ?

2)can I become licensed in any country and get qualified for the ny bar exam ?

3)so there r different terms used for a licensed lawyer(I.e attorneys) in different countries . Suppose in Bangladesh if a lawyer gets licensed we call it an advocate , and in uk it’s a barrister and in USA attorney .

So if I become a licensed advocate in Bangladesh or a licensed barrister in the uk , would that be a problem ?

For scholarship :

1)my llb result is : a Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Is that eligible for a scholarship ?

2) what should I score in the uk bptc ?like out of 100% as an example (it’s an exam to become a barrister like there’s the ny bar exam to become an attorney

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Congratulations on getting your degree. In terms of bar exam eligibility, that's something that the board of bar examiners would know better than most practicing attorneys. I'm not certain about details, but I have heard about N.Y. programs where foreign law school graduates can sit for the NYS bar exam after completing an LLM program. But check with the bar examiners for reliable and current information. Programs can change and each state can have different conditions. Good luck

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