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CHART 4: Eligibility to Take the Bar Examination: Foreign Law School Graduates


                    Are      If graduates of foreign law schools  If graduates of foreign law schools                                                  Does your         If a foreign law
                graduates         are eligible for admission                                                                                          jurisdiction      school graduate
                of foreign                                        are eligible for admission without                                                recognize with     obtains an LL.M.
               law schools   by examination under your rules,     examination under your rules, are                                                  regularity the    or other graduate
               eligible for  are any of the following required?   any of the following also required?                                               sufficiency of a    law degree from
               admission?                                                                                                                          legal education     an ABA-approved
                             Legal education in                                                                                                    received at any     law school, is the
                                English common law                                                                                                 particular foreign    graduate then
                                       Additional education at an                                                                                     law school?      eligible to take the
                                          ABA-approved law school                                                                                                      bar exam on this
                                                 Practice of law in foreign
                                                                                                                                                                          basis alone?
                                                    jurisdiction
                                                           Determination of
                                                              educational equivalency
                                                                     Admission in another U.S.

                                                                        jurisdiction
                                                                               Legal education in
                                                                                   English common law
                                                                                         Additional education at an
                                                                                             ABA-approved law school
                                                                                                   Practice of law in foreign

                                                                                                       jurisdiction
                                                                                                             Determination of
                                                                                                                 educational equivalency
                                                                                                                        Admission in another U.S.

                                                                                                                           jurisdiction

Jurisdiction   Yes No                                                                                                                              Yes No Yes No

Alabama        X XXXXX                                                                                                                             XX

Alaska         X XX XX                                                                                                                             XX

Arizona                 X                                                                                                                          XX

Arkansas                X                                                                                                                          XX

California     X                XXXX                                                                                                               XX

Colorado       XX                  X                                                                                                               XX

Connecticut    X                XX                                X XX                                                                             X                   X

Delaware                X                                                                                                                          XX

District of Columbia X          X                                 XX                                                                                                   X

Florida        X                                           X                                                                                       XX

Georgia        X                XX                                                                                                                 XX

Hawaii         XX                  X                                                                                                               XX

Idaho                   X                                                                                                                          XX

Illinois       X                   XX                                                                                                              XX

Indiana                 X                                                                                                                          XX

Iowa           X                                                  XX                                                                                                   X

Kansas                  X                                                                                                                          XX

Kentucky       X                   XX                                                                                                              XX

Louisiana      X                XX                                                                                                                 XX

Maine          X                   XX                             XXX                                                                              X                   X

Maryland       X                X                          X                                                                                       XX

Massachusetts  X                XX                                XX                                                                               X                   X

Michigan                X                                                                                                                          XX

Minnesota               X                                                                                                                          XX

Mississippi             X                                                                                                                          XX

Missouri       X                XX                         X                                                                                       XX

Montana                 X                                                                                                                          XX

Nebraska                X                                                                                                                          XX

Nevada         X                      X                                                                                                            XX

New Hampshire  X             X        XX                          XX                                                                               X                   X

New Jersey              X                                                                                                                          XX

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