Highest Rated Comments

megmet18 karma

Sweet! I cannot tell you how exciting this is especially because I'm taking American law courses right now in advanced paralegal studies. We briefly have talked about barristers and solicitors because the American legal system is based on the British common law legal system, however we haven't really gone all that in depth about barristers and solicitors at all.

My biggest question would be what is the educational structure for barristers (and solicitors). How does the amount of education you must acquire vary from the American system where you must have a 4 year bachelor degree from an accredited university and then a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law program. Plus you must pass the state bar for whichever state you wish to practice in before you can legally practice law. Do you all have a similar system to that? What are the main differences and commonalities between the American legal education system and the British legal education system?