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New York Bar LLM Concentration for Foreign Lawyers

This concentration, within the Master of Laws (LLM) for American Legal Practice, is designed to prepare foreign-educated attorneys to meet the course requirements for New York Bar Exam eligibility. The New York Bar outlines specific U.S. Law courses and experiential education requirements that an LLM student is required to complete in order to be eligible to take the exam. This program ensures you take the courses you need to be eligible.

Course Requirements

  • LAW 565S Legal Methods I (3 credits)
  • LAW 566S Legal Methods II or LAW 884S Contract Drafting (2-3 credits)
  • LAW 830S Professional Responsibility (3 credits)
  • LAW 887S Advanced Legal Analysis and Bar Skills (ALABS) (3 credits)
  • LAW 970S Introduction to United States Legal Systems (3 credits)
  • One Statutory course (2-4 credits)

At least 6 credits from the following menu of courses:

  • LAW 550S Torts
  • LAW 552S Contracts
  • LAW 554S Civil Procedure
  • LAW 556S Property
  • LAW 560S Constitutional Law
  • LAW 558S Criminal Law
  • LAW 670S Criminal Procedure: Investigations

One Experiential course: * 3-12 credits

  • LAW 653S Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Seminar
  • LAW 654S Lawyering Practice Seminar
  • LAW 656S Justice Lawyering Sem
  • LAW 941S Criminal Litigation Clinic I
  • LAW 924S Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • LAW 925S Field Practicum
  • LAW 931S Law Co-op
  • LAW 933S Co-op Intensive
  • LAW 942S Criminal Litigation Clinic II
  • LAW 943S Civil Litigation Clinic I
  • LAW 944S Civil Litigation Clinic II
  • LAW 947S Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic
  • LAW 948S Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic II
  • LAW 950S Community Lawyering Clinic I
  • LAW 951S Community Lawyering Clinic II

Electives: 0-7 credits

Total Credits: 24-43 credits

* If field clinic, both semesters must be completed. Students must also take accompanying seminar of given experiential course.

Students are also required to complete 50 hours of pro bono work to fulfill the concentration, per New York Bar requirements.