Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

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Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby Love With The Coco » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:03 pm

July 2016. Is there any reason why I can't or shouldn't? I would like to take the test in somewhere like Montana or Wyoming and live out there for a few months because they would be fun places to live during summer and cost of living would be very low. Any problems with this strategy?

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Re: Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby Teoeo » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:22 pm

What do you mean "take the test" somewhere else? You can't take it outside of NY.

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Re: Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby BVest » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:46 pm

Teoeo wrote:What do you mean "take the test" somewhere else? You can't take it outside of NY.

OP means when UBE kicks in for NY.

I think you can take it anywhere OP, as long as you score NY's required 266:

What is the passing score for the UBE in New York?

The passing score for the UBE in New York is 266. An applicant must achieve a score of 266 or higher on the UBE, whether taken in New York or another jurisdiction, in order to qualify for admission in New York. An applicant whose score on the UBE whether taken in New York or another jurisdiction is lower than 266 will not qualify for admission in New York. However, an applicant whose UBE score is below 266, whether taken in New York or in another jurisdiction, may qualify for admission in a UBE jurisdiction whose passing score is below 266.


Also you still have to do this:
applicants for admission in New York be required to complete an online course on New York law and take and pass an online examination on New York law, as a requirement for admission.


http://www.nybarexam.org/UBE/UBE.html

Disclaimer: I'm not doing it, so I haven't looked into all the wrinkles.
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Re: Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby Love With The Coco » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:04 pm

Correct. Anybody know the extent of that online course? Is it a total joke or worth factoring into this deicison?

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Re: Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby John_Luther1989 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:12 pm

From Pieper Bar: "What we know about the NYLC is that it is a 12-hour online course ... Upon completion of the NYLC, applicants will be required to pass the NYLE, by correctly answering at least 30 of 50 [open book] multiple choice questions on this same material...If an applicant simply listens to the series of presenters, he or she will successfully complete the NYLC."

http://www.nybarexam.org/UBE/CONTENT_OUTLINE_FOR_NYLC_AND_NYLE_May2015.pdf

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Re: Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby Teoeo » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:37 pm

BVest wrote:
Teoeo wrote:What do you mean "take the test" somewhere else? You can't take it outside of NY.

OP means when UBE kicks in for NY.

I think you can take it anywhere OP, as long as you score NY's required 266:

What is the passing score for the UBE in New York?

The passing score for the UBE in New York is 266. An applicant must achieve a score of 266 or higher on the UBE, whether taken in New York or another jurisdiction, in order to qualify for admission in New York. An applicant whose score on the UBE whether taken in New York or another jurisdiction is lower than 266 will not qualify for admission in New York. However, an applicant whose UBE score is below 266, whether taken in New York or in another jurisdiction, may qualify for admission in a UBE jurisdiction whose passing score is below 266.


Also you still have to do this:
applicants for admission in New York be required to complete an online course on New York law and take and pass an online examination on New York law, as a requirement for admission.


http://www.nybarexam.org/UBE/UBE.html

Disclaimer: I'm not doing it, so I haven't looked into all the wrinkles.


Had no idea, interesting.

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Re: Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby Love With The Coco » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:38 am

John_Luther1989 wrote:From Pieper Bar: "What we know about the NYLC is that it is a 12-hour online course ... Upon completion of the NYLC, applicants will be required to pass the NYLE, by correctly answering at least 30 of 50 [open book] multiple choice questions on this same material...If an applicant simply listens to the series of presenters, he or she will successfully complete the NYLC."

http://www.nybarexam.org/UBE/CONTENT_OUTLINE_FOR_NYLC_AND_NYLE_May2015.pdf


So it is basically not a concern. I think I will pursue this path after researching further. The fees are minimal.

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Re: Any reason why I can't take the bar in some random western state if I need NY admission?

Postby hopeforthebest15 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:08 pm

I am actually taking the UBE this february in another state and then I will apply for NY bar admission in October (assuming I pass).



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