CoL to introduce New York Bar programme

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  • The key word is "theoretically" but that won't be found in any of their brochures, nor will hard facts. Instead it will be vague pipedreams and spin that defy the reality that no US firm wants a UK graduate without the JD.

    I expect BPP will be the next to scam students out of hard earned money with this nonsense.

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  • Last time I checked, the US firms in London didn't specify the JD as a pre-requisite to joining.

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  • This is an absolute waste of time and money unless you are actually planning on practising U.S. law and you have found a U.S. firm willing to take you. Students would be better off spending their time and money learning another language or doing part of an MBA course.

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  • What would make this more attractive is if the American Bar Association would fly over and approve the college of law or the course so graduates could seek to take the bar exam of other US states.

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  • cost?

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  • just what we need, more NY lawyers to depress wages even further.

    do you realize that there are thousands of qualified NY lawyers who have been laid off in the huge blood-letting of the financial crisis?

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  • Actually if you are qualified lawyer in any common-law tradition, you do not need to complete a LL.M. program in the US before qualifying to sit the NY Bar exam. One of my friends from Philippines (!) sat and passed the NY Bar exam without having to earn the LL.M. degree, because Philippines legal system vaguely resembles the “common-law tradition”… It should be even easer for an English solicitor / barrister.

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  • Why do they mention only the NY Bar? Surely if a student were receiving a JD they would be able to sit all US bar exams, unless this isn't so?

    And is this open to law graduates as well?

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  • What is even more puzzling about this, is even if this were the real thing and had any weight, the College of Law insists that you must have done the GDL and the LPC at the College of Law. If you had done the GDL at BPP then no joy. Doesn't the Law society recognise a GDL from either? If so, then so should the CoL. These institutions are a total joke. Notwithstanding the simpletons they let do the courses, they cock the courses they provide up on a regular basis.
    The things is, there is a gap in the eligibility for the NY bar for non-law students and the CoL may have something, shame they cock it up in their usual way. If you were at a UK law firm and later were transferred out to the NY office to work for a substantial period of time then this would be useful.

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  • Is it me, or does Nigel Savage look a little bit like Senator Palpatine?

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