LLM in the US vs UK


Qwan10098

Guys,

I'm thinking about doing my LLM next year... I am from Asia and want to study either in the UK or the US.

What do you think is the better option?

I am looking for something that will give me leverage to get a job in a big law firm, even here in Asia. I would probably specialize in corporate law (preferred) or taxation (maybe more valuable).

Would be interested in going to NYU, Georgetown, Queen Mary, LSE... But other options would be appreciated.

Guys,

I'm thinking about doing my LLM next year... I am from Asia and want to study either in the UK or the US.

What do you think is the better option?

I am looking for something that will give me leverage to get a job in a big law firm, even here in Asia. I would probably specialize in corporate law (preferred) or taxation (maybe more valuable).

Would be interested in going to NYU, Georgetown, Queen Mary, LSE... But other options would be appreciated.
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chicken so...

It depends on what you're looking for.

All of the schools you've mentioned have good reputations, but check with the firms that you're targeting to get a sense of where the lawyers did their LLMs (if they did them at all).

In general, London is a great place to be, because you'd be near big offices of probably all the big law firms. But New York isn't bad for that, either.

It depends on what you're looking for.

All of the schools you've mentioned have good reputations, but check with the firms that you're targeting to get a sense of where the lawyers did their LLMs (if they did them at all).

In general, London is a great place to be, because you'd be near big offices of probably all the big law firms. But New York isn't bad for that, either.
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Qwan10098

Thanks for your response!

I'll check with some law firms. London sounds like a really great option...

Thanks for your response!

I'll check with some law firms. London sounds like a really great option...
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LocalH4

What about Washington DC, as it compares to London/NYC for networking with law firms? I'm looking at going to Georgetown or George Washington for my LLM.

What about Washington DC, as it compares to London/NYC for networking with law firms? I'm looking at going to Georgetown or George Washington for my LLM.
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chicken so...

I think DC is great for networking, but perhaps doesn't feature the same range of headquartered lawfirms as a city like London.

It's a great city to network with firms that interface with the federal government. Firms like Venable, for instance. Or some firms like Alston & Bird focus on the parts of industry which are closer to government regulation -- health law, tax, IP law, etc. The DC offices of the bigger firms like Hogan Lovells often focus on clients that need help on federal law cases.

I think DC is great for networking, but perhaps doesn't feature the same range of headquartered lawfirms as a city like London.

It's a great city to network with firms that interface with the federal government. Firms like Venable, for instance. Or some firms like Alston & Bird focus on the parts of industry which are closer to government regulation -- health law, tax, IP law, etc. The DC offices of the bigger firms like Hogan Lovells often focus on clients that need help on federal law cases.
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LocalH4

Thanks!

Thanks!
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