Becoming a Lawyer in Finland with a UK degree?

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tzaczkaa
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Becoming a Lawyer in Finland with a UK degree?

Post by tzaczkaa » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:57 pm

Hi,
I'll be graduating with a LLB in Law from a UK university - How would I go about being a lawyer in Finland? Would I have to take some type of course to get up to date with Finnish laws? (What would this be like? How long would it take? etc.) Or would I completely have to re-do the degree?
What do lawyers in Finland generally need?
Thank you in advance for the information~



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Re: Becoming a Lawyer in Finland with a UK degree?

Post by heretostay » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:52 am

You need to contact the appropriate agency since practicing law is a regulated profession in Finland. Here is the link where you can find information and the contact email is at the bottom of the page.

https://www.oph.fi/en/services/recognit ... on-foreign

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Re: Becoming a Lawyer in Finland with a UK degree?

Post by FinlandGirl » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:37 pm

tzaczkaa wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Hi,
I'll be graduating with a LLB in Law from a UK university - How would I go about being a lawyer in Finland? Would I have to take some type of course to get up to date with Finnish laws? (What would this be like? How long would it take? etc.) Or would I completely have to re-do the degree?
What do lawyers in Finland generally need?
Your Bachelor will not be considered equivalent to a Master of Law, ask universities whether they would accept you into a Masters program.
Studying law, examinations and working as lawyer are done in Finnish or Swedish.

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Re: Becoming a Lawyer in Finland with a UK degree?

Post by Upphew » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:42 am

tzaczkaa wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Hi,
I'll be graduating with a LLB in Law from a UK university - How would I go about being a lawyer in Finland? Would I have to take some type of course to get up to date with Finnish laws? (What would this be like? How long would it take? etc.) Or would I completely have to re-do the degree?
What do lawyers in Finland generally need?
Thank you in advance for the information~
Common law vs. civil law. So getting up to date might take a little longer I presume.
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