Harvard LLM or Northwestern 2 year JD?


So I am currently at university reading an LLB law degree in England. I am aiming for top grades and would like to practice law in the U.S. Although I can sit the New York bar without an LLM, I would like to increase my chances of gaining employment. However I am in a dilemma at the moment. Harvard offers a great LLM but Northwestern Uni offers a 2 year JD course for foreign trained lawyers. So which would one would be more impressive to U.S Employers?
A LLM from Harvard Law or a JD from Northwestern?

Harvard does not do the 2 year JD which is why I cannot consider it.

Thank you.
So I am currently at university reading an LLB law degree in England. I am aiming for top grades and would like to practice law in the U.S. Although I can sit the New York bar without an LLM, I would like to increase my chances of gaining employment. However I am in a dilemma at the moment. Harvard offers a great LLM but Northwestern Uni offers a 2 year JD course for foreign trained lawyers. So which would one would be more impressive to U.S Employers?
A LLM from Harvard Law or a JD from Northwestern?

Harvard does not do the 2 year JD which is why I cannot consider it.

Thank you.
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Schatz
Fyi the 2-year JD of NU was "indefinitely suspended", so you have the answer... (http://www.law.northwestern.edu/about/news/newsdisplay.cfm?ID=761).

The question is anyway whether you are keen to spend 100k on an education (possibly from a tier II school) that you do not need as a UK-qualified lawyer. Go for the NY bar and, if you want to waive a fancy brand behind your name for the rest of your life - and you actually get admitted - go and have fun for a year at HLS. It will definitely boost your career chances, but if you want to work in the US, the only thing you really need is the bar.
Fyi the 2-year JD of NU was "indefinitely suspended", so you have the answer... (http://www.law.northwestern.edu/about/news/newsdisplay.cfm?ID=761).

The question is anyway whether you are keen to spend 100k on an education (possibly from a tier II school) that you do not need as a UK-qualified lawyer. Go for the NY bar and, if you want to waive a fancy brand behind your name for the rest of your life - and you actually get admitted - go and have fun for a year at HLS. It will definitely boost your career chances, but if you want to work in the US, the only thing you really need is the bar.
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Alain
Fyi the 2-year JD of NU was "indefinitely suspended", so you have the answer...


I think this only applies to the accelerated two-year JD for domestic students.

The two-year JD for International Lawyers is still there: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academics/degree-programs/jds/jd2/

[Edited by Alain on Aug 22, 2016]

[quote]Fyi the 2-year JD of NU was "indefinitely suspended", so you have the answer... [/quote]

I think this only applies to the accelerated two-year JD for domestic students.

The two-year JD for International Lawyers is still there: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academics/degree-programs/jds/jd2/
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