New York Bar (NYB) - Overview
The notion of dual qualifications for barristers is becoming more important as many top US law firms open in the UK. Sitting the New York Bar exam can make you stand out from other barristers in terms of the extended services you can offer. Barristers become more marketable and an invaluable asset to large law firms once they have successfully passed the New York Bar course.
Assumptions and Benefits of the NYB
No prior knowledge of US law is assumed. The New York Bar course is structured to make sure you only cover aspects of US law that will help you to pass the rigorous New York Bar Exam to become an attorney-at-law in the New York State.
NYB Syllabus Information
The course is taught by New York Bar experts offering around 175 hours of teaching. Course materials such as DVDs, as well as online access make sure that all lectures are available for re-review whenever required.
The materials used to cover all aspects of the NYB syllabus include an essay writing workshop booklet, various kinds of quiz books, Appellate Alert book and an essay answer sheet to help with revision. A Statute of Limitations card and multistate question packs and performance test holder, which include exam booklets along with answer sheets are also included in the course materials offered.
The course may be taken as a full-time weekday study option or part-time lectures that take place during weekday evenings and on weekends. Staff attorneys are always available to answer any questions with direct peer-support at all levels and lessons are guided offering revision and exam practice.
New York Bar Exams only take place twice a year and NYB courses taken through the reputable course providers on Lawtraining.co.uk will make sure that your course finishes just prior to the annual exam dates.
New York Bar Entry Requirements
You are required to have an eligibility evaluation carried out prior to applying for entry onto the course and are advised to do this at least a year before sending in their application. A foreign evaluation form must be completed along with the exam application. The evaluation takes around 10 weeks to carry out after receipt of all required documentation.
Eligibility is determined solely by the New York Board of Law Examiners and is carried out on a case-by-case basis taking experience and academic records into consideration.
The general requirements that can be used as a rough guideline include a first degree in law with Jurisprudence based on English Common Law. If you did not take a law degree but completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with an LPC or BPTC course, then you will normally be required to complete a one-year Masters’ degree in the United States.