Georgia State starts LL.M. program that will prep students for Georgia bar

Georgia State University College of Law has unveiled a new LL.M. program for foreign trained attorneys. The program offers two tracks — a flexible studies program and a bar preparation program.

The flexible studies track is designed to allow students to customize their study and concentrate in a particular area such as intellectual property, health law, land use and urban growth, conflict resolution and others.

The bar prep track will allow students to focus on the requirements necessary to sit for a bar exam in a qualifying state, such as Georgia or New York. Georgia now allows foreign-trained lawyers to sit for its exam after completing a bar-focused LL.M. curriculum. The track is tailored to meet the requirements of the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners.

Both tracks will include skills-training options and students will take an Introduction to U.S. Law and Lawyering Foundations, a legal research and writing course for foreign trained attorneys.

The school will begin to review applications in January and will accept applications until the class is full.