LLM now + work or LLM in 2 years?


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Hello,

I'm facing a significant decision. I've been considering pursuing an LLM in Europe to expand my profile and go back to my passion for my field of law, which is litigation. Recently, I joined an EU institution as a trainee, and this experience has led to numerous job offers.

I was accepted into an LLM program in EU Law at Leiden, which I believe would be beneficial, but financing my stay in the Netherlands would be challenging, though not impossible. Additionally, I had to decline an offer for an Advanced LLM due to a lack of scholarship funding.

My dilemma is whether to seize the current job opportunities and gain two years of work experience or to pursue the LLM in EU Law, potentially risking my career stability. What would you advise? I started law in 2017, I am 24 and I am a bit tired of studying. Another thing that I considered is working an applying for an LLM in the US but I think it would be very, very difficult to get a scholarship so I do not even think that it is an option.

Let me know your thoughts on this. Will I be to old to pursue an LLM in 2 years (26 years old)? What would you do?

Hello,

I'm facing a significant decision. I've been considering pursuing an LLM in Europe to expand my profile and go back to my passion for my field of law, which is litigation. Recently, I joined an EU institution as a trainee, and this experience has led to numerous job offers.

I was accepted into an LLM program in EU Law at Leiden, which I believe would be beneficial, but financing my stay in the Netherlands would be challenging, though not impossible. Additionally, I had to decline an offer for an Advanced LLM due to a lack of scholarship funding.

My dilemma is whether to seize the current job opportunities and gain two years of work experience or to pursue the LLM in EU Law, potentially risking my career stability. What would you advise? I started law in 2017, I am 24 and I am a bit tired of studying. Another thing that I considered is working an applying for an LLM in the US but I think it would be very, very difficult to get a scholarship so I do not even think that it is an option.

Let me know your thoughts on this. Will I be to old to pursue an LLM in 2 years (26 years old)? What would you do?
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balloonlaw

Lol @ worrying about being too old for an LLM at 26.

I’d work first. The LLM will always be there later when you are ready and more financially prepared.

Lol @ worrying about being too old for an LLM at 26.<br><br>I’d work first. The LLM will always be there later when you are ready and more financially prepared.
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