INTERNATIONAL

AS A U.S. QUALIFIED ATTORNEY,
TRAINEE SOLICITOR BUILDS A STRONG CASE

The London office of Latham & Watkins boasts a high yield team that includes more than 50 U.S. qualified lawyers. So qualifying as a New York attorney through BARBRI was imperative to get exposure in this area.

Philipp HagenbuchTRAINEE SOLICITOR AT LATHAM & WATKINS
UK law graduate, Philipp Hagenbuch, studied with BARBRI to pass the New York State Bar Exam, aspiring to a successful future career path with the world’s highest grossing law firm.

MY NAME IS PHILIPP HAGENBUCH and I was sworn in to the New York Bar in 2016. I am a trainee solicitor in the London office of U.S. law firm Latham & Watkins and I am the only one of my intake that is U.S. qualified. I enrolled in BARBRI as recommended by friends who were studying U.S. law and the investment has paid off. Being qualified as a U.S. attorney is an impressive accolade and imperative in realising my goals within my law firm, Latham & Watkins.

Being born in Germany and raised in Sao Paulo, I knew that I wanted to work in an international environment from a young age. Internships at Brazilian law firms early on gave me the thirst for a legal career. Upon moving to the U.K. to complete a 4-year law degree at University College London and vacation schemes, I was offered Training Contracts and undertook internships at Brazilian law firms and W&C in Munich.

All this experience helped me secure a Training Contract with Latham & Watkins (London). I had always wanted to join this well-established, highly ranked law firm. A key decider, too, was that the London office plays a significant role in the firm’s global practices and thought leadership. I look forward to qualifying as an associate with Latham & Watkins in September 2017 and pursuing a career in financial transactional work.

The London office of Latham & Watkins boasts a high yield bonds team that includes more than 50 U.S. qualified lawyers. So qualifying as a New York attorney through BARBRI was imperative to be able to make the most of that area of practice.

With BARBRI I had all the tools for success on the bar: programme manuals, schedule, lectures with handouts, mock examinations and also the BARBRI Mobile App for multiple-choice question answering techniques (these were daunting and I was at a disadvantage against U.S. law students). I understand the anxiety when sitting the New York bar as it does have a reputation for being tough. If you focus on the techniques and have the right approach, BARBRI will serve you well.

About BARBRI International

If you are interested in expanding your career options globally, you may be eligible to sit for a U.S. Bar Exam and become a U.S. attorney. In today’s increasingly globalised world, demand continues to grow for those who understand the workings and complexities of the law of more than one jurisdiction. 

BARBRI International will prepare you to pass the U.S. Bar Exam and provide flexible and supported learning, tailored to non-U.S. educated law graduates. BARBRI is a leader in legal education and the #1 bar exam preparation programme for 50 years. 

For additional information on Open Days, programme locations and pricing, please visit www.barbri-international.com.