Friday, February 14, 2014
The Nebraska Supreme Court has held that a graduate of the University College Dublin has "attained educational qualifications at least equal to those required at the time of application for admission by examination" and waived the educational requirements to seek Bar admission.
He will now be permitted to take the Nebraska Bar examination.
The applicant had both an undergraduate and law degree from Dublin. He was permitted to sit for (and passed) the New York Bar exam.
He had practiced in New York after his 2006 admission there. He then went to work as a corporate attorney in an Omaha law firm under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer.
The court found that he did not meet the educational requirements for admission on examination but that waiver was appropriate in light of his education, familiarity with U.S. law and practice in New York. (Mike Frisch)