The NY Bar review programme at Independent College Dublin is the only course in the country which is delivered via live lectures using Irish US-qualified attorneys. The course is also available online for those students who cannot access the live programme in Dublin. Students will benefit from the practical experience of the teachers on this programme on how best to tackle these examinations. The NY Bar review programme at Independent College provides the student with an intensive 105 hour review that teaches the students the substantive law examined on the New York Bar Exam. This course is unique as insights are offered to students from the Irish lawyer’s prospective when sitting these examinations. Significant emphasis is placed on the skills necessary for mastering MBE and NY multiple choice questions.
Description of the NY Bar Examination
The NY bar examination is administered twice a year on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of every February and July. The examination contains two sections, the New York section which is given on the Tuesday, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) which is given on Wednesday. The New York sections consists of five essay questions and 50 multiple choice questions prepared by the New York State Board, and one Multistate Performance Test question, developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The second day of the exam is the MBE section which consists of 200 multiple choice questions. Each day of the examination will consist of a morning session and an afternoon session with a lunch break in between. For further details please visit www.nybarexam.org.
Eligibility of Foreign Legal Education
The New York State Board of Examiners’ rules on the eligibility of applicants who are ‘foreign’ qualified are outlined at www.nybarexam.org. The Board strongly encourages such applicants to request an evaluation of their educational credentials prior to undertaking the examinations.
*Applicants should confirm these dates independently themselves as they are subject to change. Visit www.nybarexam.org.
Course Start Date
Meet the Lecturers
Imelda Kelly, BBLS, Attorney-at-Law (New York), Barrister-at-Law
Imelda Kelly graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies degree. She worked for a number of years in the non-governmental sector where she coordinated a law centre for people with disabilities. She was called to the New York Bar in January 2004, and subsequently attended the Honourable Society of King's Inns and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2005. She spent a year as a legal intern at the office of the Attorney General of Ontario in Toronto. She is a practising barrister, and lectures on Independent Colleges' Honorable Society of King's Inns and New York Bar Review programmes.
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The programme follows the syllabus for the New York State Bar Examination. Students are provided with their learning materials from New York based preparation company Pieper Bar Review. Each student will be provided with the following learning materials to support the lectures:
- Five-volume set of textbooks including:
- New York Appellate Book
- New York Law Outline Book
- New York Exam Book
- Multistate Law Outline Book
- Multistate Exam Book
In addition to the online delivery of lectures students will also have access to:
- Adaptibar (online multiple choice questions)
- Adaptibar Flashcards
What We Offer
What We Offer
Independent College Dublin’s Professional Law School offers a fully taught Bar Review Programme for the New York State Bar Examinations.
Students who register for this programme have the benefit of exceptional lecturers who have themselves passed the New York Bar Examination
Lectures are supported by the Pieper Bar Review suite of textbooks and software.
The lecturers will guide the students through the syllabus and advise on the best way to approach the examinations.
All lectures will be recorded and available online for repeat viewing.
At the end of the course a mock examination will be held and marked to assist students in preparing for the final examination itself.
If you have a law degree you may be eligible for the New York Bar exam.
If you are a qualified solicitor or barrister you may be eligible for the California Bar exam.
* Please note that only the respective Boards of Law Examiners can determine your eligibility to sit the bar exam.