The University of Law launches US Bar Preparation Course

updated on 29 April 2022

The University of Law (ULaw) is set to launch a US Bar Preparation Course designed to support non-US graduates and lawyers taking the New York or California Bar exam.

The course, which will be available part-time and online, will involve bespoke workshops to bridge candidates’ knowledge gap and mentoring sessions from a licensed attorney adviser. Students can choose when they complete their studies using an adaptive study calendar, which will see them complete it within six to nine months.

During the programme, students will cover a range of topics including civil procedure, criminal law and procedure, and evidence.

ULaw partnered with Themis, a leading provider of Bar exam preparation courses, to create this new course specifically for non-US law graduates to help them “stand out in the field”.

The non-US graduates will then have the choice between taking the California or New York Bar exam. To be eligible for the California Bar exam, students must be a qualified lawyer from any common or civil law country. To take the New York Bar exam they are required to have taken a three-year, full-time and on-campus accredited LLB from a common law country, with at least 166 credits in common law. 

Peter Crisp, deputy vice chancellor law at ULaw said: “Law is an incredibly competitive field of work and students should be proactive in further developing their knowledge of law where possible, ultimately improving their employability.

“The US Bar Preparation Course is a chance for graduates and lawyers to make themselves stand out in the field, as well as opening the door to the possibility of an international career and other specialist areas of law. The ULaw/Themis course is also the most affordable and flexible option.”

ULaw will be the only UK provider of the course to offer past papers for US Bar exams.

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