Can you get admitted to the Bar with only a Masters in Juris

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Can you get admitted to the Bar with only a Masters in Juris

Postby transferme » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:54 am

Can you get admitted to the Bar with only a Masters in Jurisprudence in Health Law?

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pany1985
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Re: Can you get admitted to the Bar with only a Masters in Juris

Postby pany1985 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:57 am

Depends where you are. In a few states you don't have to go to law school at all, as long as you can pass the bar exam.

Generally though, I'm gonna guess the short answer would be "no".

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Re: Can you get admitted to the Bar with only a Masters in Juris

Postby tintin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:12 am

in the great state of california if you can pass the bar :lol:

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Re: Can you get admitted to the Bar with only a Masters in Juris

Postby futurelawyer413 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:31 am

From WIki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admission_ ... ted_States

Admission without law school

In California, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, an applicant who has not attended law school may take the bar exam after study under a judge or practicing attorney for an extended period of time.[5] This method is known as "reading law" or "reading the law".

New York requires that applicants who are reading the law must have at least one year of law school study (Rule 520.4 for the Admission of Attorneys).

Maine allows students with two years of law school to serve an apprenticeship in lieu of completing their third year.




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