International students to get help in landing jobs

Two legal powerhouses and joining forces to help international students and alumni to land jobs.

BARBRI and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) are offering BARBRI's international students and alumni enhanced networking and career-building opportunities with a free two-year membership to NYSBA.

In addition, BARBRI is offering NYSBA members discounted fees on its international programmes to prepare foreign-qualified law graduates to sit for the New York or California Bar Exam. BARBRI is also offering discounted fees for NYSBA attorneys seeking requalification as a solicitor in England and Wales through the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS).

The rapid growth of U.S. law firms in London and internationally have created more opportunity for lawyers qualified in more than one jurisdiction, particularly those dual-qualified in the U.S. and U.K., according to BARBRI.  An increasing number of lawyers are expressing the need or desire to be able to advise transatlantic clients. BARBRI offers the path for those lawyers with its International Bar Preparation programme for non-U.S. law graduates and lawyers. QLTS Prep by BARBRI prepares qualified lawyers in other jurisdictions to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

With tens of thousands of members around the world, 65 chapters outside of the U.S and regional meetings around the globe, NYSBA membership offers tremendous prospects for lawyers looking to expand their expertise and international network.

BARBRI International Bar Preparation and QLTS Prep by BARBRI students and alumni will receive a free two-year membership to NYSBA – the International section and one additional section of their choice.

"Our aim is to not only prepare international lawyers to become dual-qualified, but to support them in building their careers and international networks," said Sarah Hutchinson, BARBRI international managing director. "The NYSBA relationship, with its incredible worldwide network, events, education and other benefits, will provide the opportunity for our alumni to enhance their international employability."