Nepal America Legal Information Center congratulates, Attorney Gopal Shah, Esq., on passing the New York Bar Exams held on July 2011.
Advocate Gopal Shah, a licensed lawyer from Nepal has extensively practiced in the areas on International Human Rights, Child Rights, CAT, ICCPR, ICESCR, CEDAW, International War Crimes and Corporate Law of Nepal. Mr. Shah has a LLM from Tribhuwan University, Nepal and Golden Gate University, School of Law, San Francisco. He has been engaged with The Bhatta Law Firm, PC for the last 2 years.
Nepal America Legal Information Center congratulates, Attorney Gopal Shah, Esq., on passing the New York Bar Exams held on July 2011.
University of Baltimore School of Law Master of Laws program in the Law of the United States (LL.M. LOTUS) expresses its interest in admitting Nepali Lawyers and Law Graduates for its successful nine-month degree program designed for law graduates who earned their first degree in law outside the U.S. and seek to become familiar with American law and the legal system. Students educated in 26 countries from across the globe have graduated from the program. LL.M. LOTUS alumni have become members of the New York, District of Columbia and Maryland bars and are employed in a variety of legal practice, business and government settings. Lawyers educated outside the U.S. who are interested in becoming familiar with the U.S. legal system, please note that the School of Law is now accepting applications for admission to the 2010-11 LL.M. LOTUS program. The LL.M. LOTUS “U.S. Practice” track provides the students 26 credits of bar-tested courses, an education requirement of the D.C. bar for lawyers educated outside the U.S. The School of Law provides a robust week-long orientation, excellent education with academic support services, and career services after graduation. Detailed information about it is posted on http://www.law.ubalt.edu/lotus.
Please contact Jane E. Schukoske, Director, Master of Laws Program in the Law of the United States at (410) 837-6761 or at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Issued in Public Interest and per requested for dissemination by University of Baltimore.
ANLUS welcomes Advocate Rabin Subedi in the United States.
Advocate Rabin Subedi is in the US in Columbia University as a Visiting Scholar. He is also a part of LLM student in a full scholarship offered by Public Interest Law Institute. He will be in Columbia University for four months and three months for internship at an organization assigned by Public Interest Law Institute. After 8 months in the US, Advocate Subedi is scheduled to go to Hungary for two months in the human rights field.
Advocate Subedi, a leading young human rights defender in Nepal, completed his LLM from Tribhuwan University in 2002.
Debbie Satyal recently graduated with a JD from Boston College Law School in May 2008. Satyal also has a Master of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University (2005) and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Political Science from University of Florida (2004). Satyal is a Law School Alumni Association Scholar, Recipient of William O’Keefe Award and University “Committed to Change” Award, participant of the National Mock Trial Team, President of South Asian Law Student Association, the Chair of Law Student Association Diversity Committee, President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Founder of the Nepali Student Association and a proud Recipient of the Political Science Outstanding Achievement Award.
Satyal has worked with JM Family Enterprises, Inc. as a Law Clerk to Vice-President and General Counsel (2007) in the field of intellectual property trade matters; with Roselli & Vasudeva, LLP/Boston College Law School Immigration Clinic (2006) interviewing and preparing asylum trials; with Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project (2006) litigating deportation trial in Immigration Court, drafting direct examination and expert testimony questions and conducting screening interviews for potential immigration clients and assessing relief options. Satyal was also a Teaching Assistant for American Government and International Relations at Florida Atlantic University, Political Science Department (2004-2005). Satyal is multilingual in English, Spanish and Nepali. Satyal appeared for the New York State bar in July 2008 and currently awaiting her results.
Satyal’s publication: Alexander Ndaula & Debbie Satyal, Rafiu’s Story, in Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today (Philip Kretsedemas & David C. Brotherton eds. Columbia University Press, April 2008).
The California Bar Exam
All data provided below are subject to change by a decision at any time by the California bar examiners. When any changes are made, they will be posted on this site. (Source: http://www.californiabarreview.com/)
The California Bar Exam is a three-day exam — Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday — with the essays and performance questions on Tuesday and Thursday and the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday.
First Day (Tuesday) morning session: Three hours – Three California Essay Questions
First Day (Tuesday) afternoon session: Three hours – One California Performance Test problem
Second Day (Wednesday) morning session: Three hours – Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 100 Multiple-Choice questions.
Second Day (Wednesday) afternoon session: Three hours – Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 100 Multiple-Choice questions.
California requires that you sit for the MBE as part of the California bar exam. California does NOT accept your score from an MBE taken in another jurisdiction. For further details on the MBE, click here.
Third Day (Thursday) morning session: Three hours – Three California Essay Questions
Third Day (Thursday) afternoon session: Three hours – One California Performance Test problem
Subjects Tested on the California Bar Exam: MBE Subjects : Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts and
California Essay Subjects : Civil Procedure, Corporations, Community Property, Professional Responsibility, Remedies (Equity), Trusts, Wills & Succession, plus the six MBE subjects.
All subjects on the California essay portion are generic, based on general principles of law, except for three subjects – Community Property, Professional Responsibility, and
Wills are based on California law.
Grading of the California Bar Exam:
Your score on the MBE accounts for 35% of your total score. Your score on the essay questions and performance tests accounts for 65% of your total score. California generally releases the results of the Summer exam in about 16-18 weeks and the results of the Winter exam in about 12-14 weeks.
The New York Bar Exam
All data provided below are subject to change by a decision at any time by the NYS Board of Law Examiners. When any changes are made, they will be posted on this site. (Source: http://www.nybarreview.com/)
The New York Bar Exam is a two-day exam — Tuesday and Wednesday — with the New York essays and MPT on Tuesday and the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam on Wednesday.
First Day (Tuesday) morning session: 3 hours, 15 minutes – Three Essay Questions and
50 New York Multiple-Choice (NYMC) questions – Recommended time allocation: 40 minutes per essay question, 1 minute 30 seconds per NY Multiple-Choice question.
First Day (Tuesday) afternoon session: 3 hours – One Multistate Performance Test (MPT)
For details on the MPT, click here. Two Essay Questions – Recommended time allocation: 90 minutes for the MPT and 45 minutes for each essay.
Second Day (Wednesday) morning session: 3 hours – Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) 100 Multiple-Choice questions.
Second Day (Wednesday) afternoon session: 3 hours – Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
100 Multiple-Choice questions.
If you take two bar exams at the same time (local in New York on Tuesday, local in the other jurisdiction on Thursday, MBE in either state on Wednesday), New York will accept the score of the MBE taken in either state. The most popular combinations are NY-NJ, NY-CT, and NY-MA. The requirements keep changing, so check first with BOTH states.
Subjects Tested on the New York Local Portion: Agency, Commercial Paper, Conflict of Laws, Corporations, Domestic Relations, Equitable Remedies (Equity) , Estate Taxation, Federal Jurisdiction, Future Interests, Mortgages, No-Fault Insurance, New York Practice & Procedure, New York Professional Responsibility, Partnership, Personal Property, Secured Transactions, Trusts, Wills, Workers’ Compensation.
Plus New York distinctions for the six MBE subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts/Sales, Criminal Law/Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts
Grading of the NY Bar Exam: The New York essays, the New York multiple-choice, the performance test, and the MBE are each graded separately. The raw score for each of the four parts is then scaled, by converting each raw score to a 0-1,000 grid (thus equating the scoring of each part). But each part has a different weight. So the scaled score for each part is weighted, by multiplying it by its percentage weighing factor.
Five Essay Questions — 40%
NY Multiple-Choice (NYMC) — 10%
Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) — 40%
Multistate Performance Test (MPT) — 10%
The New York results are generally released in mid-November for the Summer exam, and in early May for the Winter exam.
Double your education and maximize your career potential with a joint degree program in business and law at Willamette University.
The MBA / JD program combines the respected resources of Willamette University’s College of Law and Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Willamette’s program is the only joint MBA / JD program in the United States to have triple accreditation for law (American Bar Association), business (AACSB International), and public management (NASPAA).
The program allows students to receive both degrees within four years of full-time study, instead of the five years it would take to earn each degree separately. Candidates for the joint degree program must apply and be admitted to both the Willamette University College of Law and the Early Career MBA program of Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.
During the first two years of the joint degree program, students complete one academic year in the MBA program and one in the law program. The academic year in the Early Career MBA program includes a combination of MBA core and elective courses.
During the third and fourth years, students are concurrently enrolled in the law and Early Career MBA programs and are able to focus the majority of their studies on their individual interests. Student will complete a minimum of 6 MBA elective courses. Generally, third and fourth-year MBA / JD students will take two-thirds of their courses at the College of Law and one-third at the Atkinson School.
The MBA program offers the following career areas of interest:
The College of Law offers the following practice areas of interest:
At the end of the program, graduates receive both the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Maximum Career Potential
The MBA / JD program’s triple accreditation gives its graduates a leg up in the marketplace, especially in the areas of corporate law, trust administration, tax law, regulation, public sector management, entrepreneurial ventures, consulting and private legal practice. In addition, the MBA program’s emphasis on experiential learning provides graduates with the skills they need for success.
About Willamette University
Willamette University is one of the nation’s oldest academic institutions. Willamette University’s campus in Salem, Oregon, is spacious and beautiful. The location offers the advantages of one of the nation’s most livable cities (population 131,000), and easy access to the professional and recreational resources of the Pacific Northwest.
The College of Law has been a pioneer of legal education in the western United States. With its strategic location across the street from the state Capitol complex, the College of Law is situated in the midst of Oregon law, government and business.
The Early Career MBA at Willamette University is a national leader in early career MBA education. The MBA program has been selected as one of the top 58 programs for preparing MBA’s for social and environmental stewardship by “Beyond Grey Pinstripes.”
By Sirjana Sharma – LL.M.: Dedman School of Law – SMU
In the modern world we have different kinds of property which we want to protect under the law. Apart from the individual’s property like own cars, computers, house, land or other tangible goods, individuals have ownership right upon their own invention and, creative works and, they want to protect the investment. These all new forms of properties are protected by the intellectual property law in the new arena of legal development.
According to the Robert Spinard, Xerox Corp. there are two types of intellectual property which we want to protect. First, the brilliant invention, the idea, the notion that makes a new product and the insight that makes a whole new industry. Next, we want to protect the investment and the hard work. This is the grunt work. This is the pick-and-shovel engineering that turns the idea, the prototype, into a reliable, distributable, maintainable, documented and supportable product.
Intellectual Property is generally characterized as non-physical property that is the product of cognitive processes and whose value is based upon some idea or collection of ideas. Continue reading “Article: Intellectual Property Law”