Georgetown Law Open on Time
The Law Center will open on time Monday, March 2, 2015, but liberal leave is in effect. All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances.
Eligibility for the D.C. Bar is much stricter than New York for all foreign-educated law graduates.
- Foreign-educated law graduates must take 26 credits of subjects tested on the bar exam at an ABA accredited law school. Rule 46 (b)(4). See list below.
- You cannot immediately waive into the D.C. Bar after passing the New York bar exam. To waive into D.C., a foreign lawyer must be a member “in good standing” of another U.S. bar for the 5 years immediately preceding your application.
- The D.C. Bar offers a “special legal consultant” status for a foreign-educated lawyer who has been admitted to practice in another country and is at least 26 years of age. Rule 46 (c)(4).
- See D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 46 Admission to the Bar: http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/documents/DCCA_Rules-1-01-11.pdf
Subjects that may* be tested on the D.C. bar exam:
- Administration of Estates
- Administrative Law
- Business Associations
- Civil and Criminal Procedure
- Conflicts of Law
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- Legal Ethics
- Real and Personal Property
- Tax Law
- Uniform Commercial Code
*In its discretion the Committee on Admissions may change the subjects.