Master of Laws (LL.M.) - Practice Law Internationally

Above and beyond borders of a single legal system

IE Law School, preferred partner institution by the United States

IE Law School has a number of agreements with top U.S. institutions. Our partnerships with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, NYU School of Law, and top tech companies in Silicon Valley provide our students with unrivaled opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Whether to become a qualified lawyer in the U.S. or gain career-enhancing insights across the Atlantic, IE Law School is one of Europe’s leading institutions for partnerships with top educational institutions and organizations in the U.S.

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    Our Agreement with BARBRI

    As we live in an increasingly globalized, interdependent world and the demand for legal professionals who understand the workings and complexities of more than one legal system continues to grow, we need to train lawyers with a global mindset.

    At IE Law School, we are committed to fostering global legal education so that lawyers can pursue careers internationally, across different legal systems, and manage trans-border transactions and multijurisdictional issues.

    In order to bridge the gap, we have partnered with BARBRI, the number one bar examination review course in the United States, to give our LL.M. students qualified as lawyers the chance to take the California Bar Examination and The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) in England and Wales.

  • California Bar Examination
    1 Prepare for the California Bar Examination

    The California Bar Exam is widely considered the most difficult of all the bar associations’ exams in the United States. We are the first academic institution in Europe to offer our Master of Laws (LL.M.) students, qualified as lawyers in their jurisdiction, the opportunity to take advantage of BARBRI’s expertise, technology and experience to sit the California Bar.

    Our partnership with BARBRI offers students the opportunity to study American law and acquire the necessary credentials to make global practice a reality. BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Exam Prep. is designed with adaptability in mind; more specifically, it’s designed to help non-U.S. and qualified lawyers pass the U.S.’ most difficult bar examination.

    BARBRI, the number one bar examination review course in the US, has more lawyers pass the California Bar Examination than all other courses combined. Their US Bar exam-prep program is specifically designed for non-US educated law graduates. For those BARBRI international students who completed 80% or more of the Personal Study Plan, 76% of them passed the bar exam.

    It begins with a 90-hour overview of US law, later using Law Master Study Keys to cover the top 30 rules per legal subject. Qualified program mentors will be on hand for study skill guidance, support and advice, as you need them.

  • The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme
    1 Prepare for QLTS

    The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) allows international lawyers to qualify to act as a solicitor in England and Wales. Thanks to our agreement with BARBRI students from the Master of Laws (LL.M.) prepare for the QLTS exam.

    No restrictions are placed on admission on the grounds of residence or nationality. Any qualified lawyer from 185 jurisdictions may apply to complete the two-stage process.

    The first stage is the Multiple Choice Test (MCT), covering subjects such as the authority, jurisdiction and processes of the various legal institutions of English, Welsh and European law. This must be passed before the second part, the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), can be taken.

    The OSCE covers such matters as client interviewing, advocacy, oral presentation and legal research. Preparation for the QLTS comprises a six-month, flexible online course and requires around 10–15 hours of study per week.

Why did we partner with BARBRI?

Flexible & Online

The BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Exam Prep. program is a highly flexible, 10-month online program that has been specifically designed to accommodate your needs. This program can be tailored around your other commitments, whether professional or academic, so you can study whenever and wherever suits you best.

Personal Study Plan

The program provides you with a Personal Study Plan (PSP) to ensure you receive guidance every step of the way. Analyses of data collected from your assignments, simulated exams, and directed essay grading will give you all the information you need to stay at the top of your game and study smarter, by allowing you to focus on the areas that need the most work.

Foundations in U.S. law designed for non-U.S. educated law graduates

Finally, this program is enhanced by our renowned American law school professors who are there to provide all non-U.S.-educated law graduates with the tools and skills they need to tackle the bar examination.

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