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New York Adopts Uniform Bar Examination (UBE)

Starting in July 2016, LL.M. graduates and others sitting the New York Bar Exam will be taking the Uniform Bar Examination (the UBE).  The UBE replaces New York state specific questions that appeared previously on the bar examination. The UBE involves examinees in New York state completing 200 multiple choice questions, six essay questions and two tasks on basic lawyering. Because the UBE replaces New York specific essay questions which…read more →

Columbia LLM Program

We’re at the early stages of summer and the livin’ is supposed to be easy, but summer is also the time to start thinking about LL.M. applications. To help you get started, we’re starting a new series of blog posts which features some of the most popular law schools with LL.M. programs.  Follow along and see if we can help you find your dream school. Our post today focuses on…read more →

Fordham’s New LLM in Corporate Compliance

Fordham University Law School in New York has announced that it is launching a novel LL.M. in Corporate Compliance program. The program, which will be directed by Professor Sean Griffith, will begin in the fall of 2014. As the news announcement explains: The new degree is structured primarily for domestic attorneys seeking to work in the field of international corporate compliance, international lawyers who work in the corporate area, and…read more →

LLM Bar Review Courses: New York and California Bar Exam Prep

LLM Bar Review Courses – Overview LL.M. students and graduates typically have needs that are different from their J.D. counterparts when it comes to preparing for the New York and California Bar Exams. For lawyers with first law degrees from countries outside the United States, the challenge is to master the fundamentals as well as to strengthen their standardized test-taking skills. More recently, therefore, established bar preparation providers Kaplan and…read more →

NYU to Discontinue NYU@NUS Program

New York University (NYU) and the National University Singapore (NUS) have announced that they will conclude – for financial reasons – their NYU@NUS program. The incoming class that begins its studies in May 2013 will be the last intake for this dual-degree LL.M. program. The full details are available here.

NYU LLM and JSD Information Session

New York University School of Law (NYU) will be holding a “Graduate Prospective Student Information Session” to discuss its LL.M., E-LL.M., J.S.D., and A.P.C programs (more information here). The session, which will be conducted in a Q&A format, is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 15, 2013. Access to this event is by invitation only and those who are interested should contact Frank Salfi at

NYU LLM Program 2012-13

For those of you who will be attending New York University’s LL.M. program as of this fall, note that some pieces of key information have been released. Among other essential things, the first bidding cycle for classes will begin tomorrow, June 20, ending on July 16th. For further information and details see the NYU School of Law’s announcements for incoming LL.M. students here and the collection of important links for…read more →

LLM Recruitment Forum in New York

For those interested in applying to a U.S. LL.M. program, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) will be holding an LLM Recruitment Forum in New York this fall. The event will take place on Saturday, October 13, from 11:00 am–4:00 pm at the Hilton New York. From the LSAC’s announcement: The LLM Law School Forum will be held in New York City to give prospective LLM students an opportunity to…read more →

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