November 26, 2008
Bar Admission For Non-Citizens
Louisiana has amended its bar admission rules to permit resident non-citizens and those in the United States on work visas to seek admission in Louisiana. The new rule also contains a provision for bar admission based on study of law in the United States. (Mike Frisch)
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Funny how they relax protectionism with one hand, they cannot resist enhancing it with the other. The Court now requires that a foreign educated applicant demonstrate that their education is equivalent to an ABA education (not always that easy to do) and now much also complete a minimum 14 credit hours at an ABA school even though their original education has been deemed equivalent to an ABA education. No one subject in the list of subjects is required so, presumably, all are not essential.
Europe is light years ahead of the USA when it comes to removing this sort of protectionism. Until there is a will in this country to deal with this problem, nothing will change.
Posted by: FixedWing | Nov 28, 2008 2:08:48 PM