The Georgia State College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Important information regarding academic and employment statistics, as well as licensure, is provided below.
All state supreme courts recognize ABA-approved law schools as meeting the legal education requirements to qualify for the bar examination. Every American jurisdiction also requires each applicant for admission to the bar to meet character & fitness requirements as a condition of eligibility for admission. All students and prospective students are encouraged to review the National Council of Bar Examiners’ Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements and to contact the state bar authority directly for further information.
The LL.M. program for the Practice of Law in the United States (bar track) allows currently licensed foreign-trained lawyers who received a first professional degree in law from an approved school in a foreign-jurisdiction to sit for the Georgia bar exam under Rule 4(c) of the Rules Governing Admission. Foreign-trained lawyers not in the LL.M. Program for the Practice of Law in the United States are not eligible to sit for the Georgia Bar.
Foreign-trained lawyers in any of the LL.M. tracks who want to seek admission in jurisdictions other than Georgia should consult the eligibility requirements for that jurisdiction at www.ncbex.org prior to beginning a course of study.
Completion of the LL.M. program by U.S. trained lawyers does not confer eligibility for the bar, although they may be eligible for admission based on the completion of their J.D. program.
Every American jurisdiction also requires each applicant for admission to the bar to meet character & fitness requirements as a condition of eligibility for admission. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available at www.ncbex.org.
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