Graduate Affairs for LLM and Exchange Students

Bar Examination for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

To review information about the New York bar exam and eligibility of foreign-trained lawyers for the Exam, please visit the Law School’s Records and Registration site. For students who commence an LLM program after 2012 and need the LLM degree for New York bar eligibility, NYU Law classes that meet eligibility requirements are here. Students who have studied law in a foreign country should also review the information posted at the New York State Board of Law Examiners website.

Note that foreign-trained lawyers must complete an online Foreign Evaluation Form available at the NY Board of Law Examiners (BOLE) website before applying to sit for the New York Bar Examination. We strongly recommend that students complete this form and submit supporting documents before starting the LLM program in order to meet the October 1 submission deadline. During the Spring semester, students may then apply to sit for the New York Bar examination, by submitting an application form.

While no one at NYU School of Law can speak on behalf of the New York Court of Appeals, we try to guide students through the process of determining bar eligibility. Students should consult the Board of Law Examiners' website and follow carefully the instructions posted there, as the Board is the authority in this matter.