The LL.M. is designed to support those students who also choose to prepare for a state Bar exam, usually the New York or California Bar.
International students in the Health, Intellectual Property, and Taxation programs interested in taking a state bar examination should anticipate taking at least 45 quarter hours of course credit to complete the LL.M. degree.
The guidelines for admission of foreign-educated lawyers to the Washington State Bar exam are currently under review. The Washington State Courts publish current and proposed rules on their website.