LLM Post a Career in Finance (No Previous Law Degree)?


nadimbadr
Dear,

Background info before considering my questions:
- Educaiton: BSc in Economics and MSc in Banking & Finance.
- Prof. Experience: mainly within debt advisory (DCM) and most recently in corporate financial services.
- Connection to Law: Much of my work entail reviewing prospectus/OC, developing clauses for financing docs, security agreements, ensuring a sound legal set-up, among other. This lead me to naturally developing an interest in law- more specifically in law of finance, banking and business in general.
- Purpose of a Potential LLM: I would looking at roles where financial, banking and legal competence would be required such as distressed debt hedge funds, high yield / leveraged finance or maybe more on the pubic sector side such as monetary policies, central banking, etc.

That's my background in a nutshell. I would appreciate your advices/insights:

1. Is it common (+ is it +vely perceived) for non-law background persons to pursue an LLM in finance or banking? It is likely to open career doors or would it be merely for my personal development?

2. In lack of an LLM in finance/banking/securities in the country where I am based (Sweden), how disadvanaged would I be if I pursue a general LLM in business/trade/commerce?

I hope f you would be able to provide me with insights and advice.
All opinions are appreciated, whether practicing lawyers or current law students.

Thanks and regards,
Nadim
Dear,

Background info before considering my questions:
- Educaiton: BSc in Economics and MSc in Banking & Finance.
- Prof. Experience: mainly within debt advisory (DCM) and most recently in corporate financial services.
- Connection to Law: Much of my work entail reviewing prospectus/OC, developing clauses for financing docs, security agreements, ensuring a sound legal set-up, among other. This lead me to naturally developing an interest in law- more specifically in law of finance, banking and business in general.
- Purpose of a Potential LLM: I would looking at roles where financial, banking and legal competence would be required such as distressed debt hedge funds, high yield / leveraged finance or maybe more on the pubic sector side such as monetary policies, central banking, etc.

That's my background in a nutshell. I would appreciate your advices/insights:

1. Is it common (+ is it +vely perceived) for non-law background persons to pursue an LLM in finance or banking? It is likely to open career doors or would it be merely for my personal development?

2. In lack of an LLM in finance/banking/securities in the country where I am based (Sweden), how disadvanaged would I be if I pursue a general LLM in business/trade/commerce?

I hope f you would be able to provide me with insights and advice.
All opinions are appreciated, whether practicing lawyers or current law students.

Thanks and regards,
Nadim
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Generally speaking, LLMs require a first degree in law or admission to the bar. You’re close but I’d say it’s a challenge. Usually there are comparable MA and MS degrees for people like you. I would say it’s very uncommon.
Generally speaking, LLMs require a first degree in law or admission to the bar. You’re close but I’d say it’s a challenge. Usually there are comparable MA and MS degrees for people like you. I would say it’s very uncommon.
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