Navigating the U.S. system for purposes of desiring to sit for the bar exam is a complicated and complex process, even if you are an U.S. applicant it can be a daunting and challenging task, so international foreign students and foreign lawyers will face a greater challenge.

According to the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), applicants from all over the world desire to sit for the American bar. The United States has become a nation that attracts applicants from all over the world, who desire to become U.S. attorneys for a number of reasons, such as, but not limited to:

  • The globalization of the legal profession
  • Being dually qualified in another country
  • Demonstrating that you have passed a very difficult exam
  • To enhance job prospects and opportunities
  • To provide broader knowledge of law if admitted in another country
  • Ability to teach U.S. law at an international university or college
  • Ability to teach U.S. law at an American university or college
  • To put in on your CV or resume
  • To practice U.S. law both in the U.S. and from abroad
  • Enhance your professional status
  • Using U.S. bar admission for admission in home country

The above is just an example of some of the reasons why one would want to be admitted as an American attorney. However, before you even get to the bar examination itself, an international foreign law graduate student or foreign lawyer must be granted permission to sit for the bar and this is where it becomes a complex process and procedure.