JD after LLM


victorial
Hey guys congratulations to everyone who ultimately get into their dream school. I have a few questions here.
How should I plan my schedule if I want to pass the NY bar and apply for JD program? I guess taking LSAT and preparing bar exam in the same time would be near impossible.
I heard something about international students not allowed to apply for loans or scholarship for JD program. Is that true?
My visa has an optional intern time which means I could stay in US after LLM for another half or one year. What should I do if the visa passes before I get into any JD program? Especially when I have to apply for loans or scholarship to get into one. I know it would be near impossible to renew my visa from my homecountry if they know I have to study by loans.
Thank you guy so much and I would love to hear any suggestion.
Best luck!
Hey guys congratulations to everyone who ultimately get into their dream school. I have a few questions here.
How should I plan my schedule if I want to pass the NY bar and apply for JD program? I guess taking LSAT and preparing bar exam in the same time would be near impossible.
I heard something about international students not allowed to apply for loans or scholarship for JD program. Is that true?
My visa has an optional intern time which means I could stay in US after LLM for another half or one year. What should I do if the visa passes before I get into any JD program? Especially when I have to apply for loans or scholarship to get into one. I know it would be near impossible to renew my visa from my homecountry if they know I have to study by loans.
Thank you guy so much and I would love to hear any suggestion.
Best luck!
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jeangab75
Why do you want to do a JD after your LLM? Apply to the JD directly otherwise it does not really make sense.

I guess you can get a new visa if you are admitted into a JD program regardless of the OPT.
Why do you want to do a JD after your LLM? Apply to the JD directly otherwise it does not really make sense.

I guess you can get a new visa if you are admitted into a JD program regardless of the OPT.

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hannenyh
I would not do an LLM then a JD. That just adds on another year of loans and law school. I think you can get student loans here, but you need an American sponsor or something like that. I don't know if you are eligible for scholarships.
I would not do an LLM then a JD. That just adds on another year of loans and law school. I think you can get student loans here, but you need an American sponsor or something like that. I don't know if you are eligible for scholarships.
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hannenyh
Oh, and why would you not get a new visa if you studied by loans? If you actually have the loans that is sufficient funding to get a visa. A lot of students fund their JD that way, and I don't think immigration cares as long as you have funds one way or another. If you don't have these loans you would not be able to go to school anyway, and then of course you wont get a visa. But I don't think it would help if you are in the U.S.

If your OPT expires before you get into a JD program, you will most likely have to go home and try from there. Unless you get a permanent job with a H-visa. But that is hard to do.
Oh, and why would you not get a new visa if you studied by loans? If you actually have the loans that is sufficient funding to get a visa. A lot of students fund their JD that way, and I don't think immigration cares as long as you have funds one way or another. If you don't have these loans you would not be able to go to school anyway, and then of course you wont get a visa. But I don't think it would help if you are in the U.S.

If your OPT expires before you get into a JD program, you will most likely have to go home and try from there. Unless you get a permanent job with a H-visa. But that is hard to do.
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victorial
Thank you guys. Hey hannenyh! You seem to be very active on this site. Good to see you again! The reason I decide to get JD degree is because I didn't consider that in the first place and after I get a nice offer I don't want to take the chance taking LSAT and applying again. Obviously my LSAT score will make a huge difference after one year in US law school. I wanted to be a professor but after researching and communication I decide to be a lawyer first which makes JD degree appealling now.
Hey Hannenyh. How's your LLM experience? Are you considering to get a JD degree too? Good luck!
Thank you guys. Hey hannenyh! You seem to be very active on this site. Good to see you again! The reason I decide to get JD degree is because I didn't consider that in the first place and after I get a nice offer I don't want to take the chance taking LSAT and applying again. Obviously my LSAT score will make a huge difference after one year in US law school. I wanted to be a professor but after researching and communication I decide to be a lawyer first which makes JD degree appealling now.
Hey Hannenyh. How's your LLM experience? Are you considering to get a JD degree too? Good luck!
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hannenyh
My LLM experience has been great, and I think my English has gotten way better, so hopefully that will make a difference on the LSAT. Law school does not really help that much for the LSAT, because it is not on legal stuff. But your English will improve.

I am considering a JD, just because my BF is American, and we don't know if we want to stay here or somewhere in Europe. I just want to keep my options open. I have always wanted to be a lawyer, so if I stay here I would not be content with just being a consultant or something similar.
My LLM experience has been great, and I think my English has gotten way better, so hopefully that will make a difference on the LSAT. Law school does not really help that much for the LSAT, because it is not on legal stuff. But your English will improve.

I am considering a JD, just because my BF is American, and we don't know if we want to stay here or somewhere in Europe. I just want to keep my options open. I have always wanted to be a lawyer, so if I stay here I would not be content with just being a consultant or something similar.
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