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CEO, Founder:

Valerie BSc Hons, MSc Law, BPTC PGDip, Esq. New York Attorney-at-Law

I'm currently qualified in the UK as a Barrister and as a US New York Attorney-at-Law.

I qualified with Merit grades throughout my:

  1. Law Degree (LLB) from the Univerity of Westminster;

  2. Master's Degree (LLM) in International Commercial Trade Law: Autonomous vessels from City, Univerity of London;

  3. Bar of England and Wales (BPTC) Postgraduate Diploma with a specialism in International Commercial Trade & Arbitration from City, Univerity of London, called at The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple.

I previously worked at the UK Cabinet Office on the Infected Blood Inquiry while studying full-time for the UK Bar and now I am an In-House Paralegal for Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry, studying part-time for the New York Bar.

I started Studying NY Bar with a mission to help others and detail my NY Bar experiences, and I have been at it ever since. What started as weekly posts has evolved into a rich site filled with information about various topics that are useful globally.


I have a lot to say and a lot to share about the Bar. 
Take some time to explore the blog and find what you need. Read on and enjoy!

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Get to Know Us

Studying NY Bar (SNB) exists to bridge the gap between candidates from non-traditional backgrounds and the skills, experience and networks required to develop a career at the Bar. We support law graduates from the United Kingdom (UK- England and Wales) to pass the New York Legal Bar.


We achieve this by providing access to resources that will assist them to increase their chances of successfully passing the multi-stage US Bar, whilst also preparing them for professional life at the Bar.

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