I have a bachelors degree in Political Science from the US. I want to receive my LLM in the UK and then go to the states and get my JD. I know that having an LLM and JD in the US starts your salary higher, but is this still the case if my LLM was earned in the UK? Is this a waste of time and money? I really would love to attend school in London, but I am not sure if I want to practice law there or return to the US.
LLM in UK used in US
I don’t think it is a waste of time. I will take the LLM for personal and professional reasons, however, I could continue on my job earning a good salary without the LLM. It is not pivotal as JD and bar exam.
Having a JD in a good university and passing the bar exam (I am supposing you wanna be a lawyer in US), you will certainly get a job with a good starting salary. Even if the initial salary is not good, you will get a job where you can gain some experience to take the next step.
The LLM itself will expand your networking, experience living abroad and enhance theoretical and technical skills. There is a cost. If you have funds for the LLM and the JD, the LLM is worth, but not crucial in your career.
GDL/LPC in UK
Sep 23 05:50 AM 5,707 17
Sep 22 11:48 AM 992 11
Easy llm program
Sep 24 08:15 AM 2,233 10
Boston University LL.M. 2021-22 Applicants
Aug 30, 2021 1,937 9
LLM Fall 2022
Sep 12, 2021 481 5
Which programme and where?
Sep 17, 2021 283 4
US LLM Fall 2022 French applicants
2 hours ago 154 4
How to get good standing certificate from Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana while you are in overseas.
Sep 21, 2021 1,667 4