This LL.M. program is designed for foreign law graduates who seek an academic program to qualify for admission to the New York state bar or other bar.
An applicant who has studied in a foreign country may qualify to take the New York state bar examination by submitting to the New York State Board of Law Examiners satisfactory proof of the legal education as required by Part 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law. For foreign law graduates whose law degree does not meet the durational equivalency requirements, the applicant can satisfy the requirements by successfully earning an LL.M. degree by completing a full-time or part-time program consisting of a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit in professional law subjects, in an approved law school in the United States.
Admission to the LL.M. program requires electronically submitting an application with all the required materials before the deadline. Applicants are reminded that this application will only be considered upon receipt of all required materials. All international law graduates seeking an LL.M. in this program must participate in a brief orientation. LL.M. candidates who are not U.S. citizens must enroll as full-time students and take a minimum of 9 credits per semester.
Maintaining Legal Immigration Status
Foreign students are required to maintain legal immigration status throughout their stay in the U.S. Please refer to the
Student Guide to the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) [PDF].