The New York State Board of Law Examiners on Foreign Legal Education (22 NYCRR 520.6)

Anyone who has received a first degree in law from a foreign country and wishes to sit for the New York Bar Exam should first understand the rules for Bar Exam eligibility for foreign-educated attorneys and obtain an evaluation of his/her foreign credentials directly from the Board of Law Examiners

An applicant must submit credentials and necessary supporting documents for evaluation by the Board of Law Examiners through the Foreign Evaluation On-line Form.

The Board will not commence review of any request for an evaluation until it is in receipt of all required documentation. Please allow at least six months from the date of the Board’s receipt of all of the necessary documentation for a decision to be made.

New York State Board of Law Examiners
Corporate Plaza- Building 3
254 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203-5195
518/452-8700 (tel)
800/342-3335 (tel)
518/452-5729 (fax)

If you must establish eligibility for the New York Bar Exam based on an LLM degree from an ABA-accredited law school in the United States, we have provided course selection guidelines that show which Cardozo courses fulfill the Bar Exam requirements.     

Cardozo School of Law makes no representation or assurance that students who complete the LL.M. program will qualify for the New York State Bar Exam or the bar examination of any other jurisdiction.