Bar Exam Course
The Bar Exam refers to the test that US law students (or foreign students wanting to practice law in a particular US state) have to take before they can practise law there. The Bar Exam is issued by government and each state has its own variation of the bar exam, with the most common being the New York Bar Exam. Qualified lawyers already practising outside of the United States will need to take the Bar Exam for the state they wish to work in order to practise there.
Bar Exam Questions
Each state will have different questions that relate to state law but the general format of Bar Exams are similar in that they assess by presenting a number of essay questions on the point of general legal principles and state specific laws. Some states offer the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), allowing successful candidates to practice law in all of the participating jurisdictions.
Preparation for the Bar Exam
Bar Exam courses are designed to prepare you for their Bar Exam and are taught by legal experts and law professors with many years of experience in training legal professionals for the exam.
Courses can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis to fit around the your work schedule, and courses are structured and timed to finish just before one of the two annual Bar Exams take place (New York Bar). A vast number of past essays and questions will be provided for revision purposes and teaching methods include direct peer-support and interaction as well as the online availability of all classroom lectures.
As a prospective candidate from outside the jurisdiction , you will need to be evaluated for eligibility before applying to sit the Bar Exam and evaluations can take up to 10 weeks. Whether you are approved after evaluation is determined by the New York Board of Law Examiners in New York State or the relevant board of examiners for the state in question.
If you do not have a law degree, then you may be required to undertake a Master’s degree programme in the US before becoming eligible.