LONDON, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Global legal education provider BARBRI and IE Law School in Madrid are joining forces to offer the school’s qualified LL.M. students and alumni an unmatched opportunity to increase their global career options by becoming a U.S. attorney.

The agreement positions IE Law School as the first European law school to exclusively offer its own LL.M. students and alumni who are already qualified in another jurisdiction, a course preparing for the California state bar exam.

The leading bar preparation for international law graduates and lawyers, BARBRI’s Extended U.S. Bar Preparation will be available to IE Law School LL.M. students and alumni beginning in April 2020 to prepare for the February 2021 California Bar Exam. IE Law School participants will receive favourable BARBRI course fees.

The BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Preparation is specially designed for non-U.S. law graduates and lawyers to comprehensively prepare them to sit for a U.S. state bar exam. Starting with a 90-hour overview of U.S. Law, BARBRI offers a combination of online Home Study and classroom workshops, and focuses on those topics international students find difficult and/or are most frequently examined. Each student is supported by a personal study mentor who is a U.S.-qualified attorney and expert advisor on the U.S. bar exams.

"IE Law School has demonstrated its progressive and global philosophy by ensuring its students have opportunities that cross borders and industries," said Rob Dudley, BARBRI International regional director of Europe, Middle East & Africa. "We’re very excited to partner with the school to offer further truly career-building advantages for the students."

Carlos de la Pedraja, Vice-Dean and General Manager of IE Law School, expressed his satisfaction after the signing of this agreement with BARBRI by which LL.M. students will receive their qualification from IE Law School after 10 months, and six months later (thanks to BARBRI American Law training) will be able to sit the California Bar exam.

"This is a great opportunity for IE Law School; soon we will incorporate this option in our Masters in Law. In this way, we will offer the qualification in Spain and the United States in 22 […]

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