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Bar Information for Foreign Educated Students

Georgia

On February 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that foreign educated students who complete an LL.M. degree are now eligible to sit for the Georgia Bar Exam.  Georgia now joins New York and California, some of the only states that allow foreign educated attorneys to sit for the bar exam and practice as a licensed attorneys in those states.

Bar examination eligibility rules vary among the states.  Please carefully review the requirements outlined in the  Supreme Court of Georgia Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law. Specific details about the ruling can be found in Part B: Board of Bar Examiners, Section 4. (c).

New York

The New York State allows foreign educated attorneys to apply to sit for the New York State Bar Examination.  Bar examination eligibility rules vary among the states. Please carefully review the requirements outlined on  the New York State Board of Law Examiners  website for detailed information.