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« on: December 13, 2013, 11:07:43 PM »
3 years but Singapore only recognizes 4 US law schools:
New York University
University of Michigan
But a US degree would make the least sense of the Singapore, UK, Australia, and NZ law schools that are recognized there since US law would least resemble Singapore law.
« on: December 12, 2013, 11:57:10 AM »
If you really want to be a Singapore lawyer, you obviously start by looking at their requirements first:
However, generally you must be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident to qualify.
« on: December 02, 2013, 06:53:36 PM »
Rocketdog - you must be very brave - is it true not a single grad of AHLS has ever passed the Cal Bar? Wouldn't that be indicative of some flaw in their instructional method or curriculum? What you need is a law school that will get you past the First Year Law Student Exam. You might want to consider your odds and supplement the curriculum being offered. best of luck!
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:46:37 PM »
The Concord case was a one off situation. Typically an online California grad can take the Cal bar and after 5 years practice motion into the DC bar and this is it with a few very minor exceptions.
Yes you can practice as a non attorney before the US Tax Court, you will need to pass an exam. plus have 2 sponsors. You don't need a LLM but that might be one way to get in and make connections.
I also have tried to warn that this may not even result in a bar ticket. Unless he has a firm committment in writing from the Cal Bar that they will accept a foreign distance learning LLB plus LLM; I have my doubts the bar will comply. The Cal Bar as I have noted before is not obligated to accept just any foreign LLB - would they accept a LLB from UNISA or University of Zimbabwe absent a license - I am not so sure. I think the bar will look at the degree itself and make a decision and since it is a DL degree and not Oxford, the result may be in question.
However I do disagree, a LLB plus LLM and bar course is likely just as good as a California DL JD - that is to say about 5-1 odds against passing.
If it was me - I'd go for the solicitor license first and then the the US Bar.