LLM to JD?.


saintsb
Does anyone knows schools that can allow to tranfer their llm students to jd?

Thank you
Does anyone knows schools that can allow to tranfer their llm students to jd?

Thank you
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mauricel
As far as i know from those schools i applied, UCLA does:
http://www.law.ucla.edu/home/index.asp?page=2266

also USC:
http://lawgip.usc.edu/llm/faq.cfm#34

Given there're few conditions you need to meet.

But the logical way is to write to your desired school for details.

Regards
maurice
As far as i know from those schools i applied, UCLA does:
http://www.law.ucla.edu/home/index.asp?page=2266

also USC:
http://lawgip.usc.edu/llm/faq.cfm#34

Given there're few conditions you need to meet.

But the logical way is to write to your desired school for details.

Regards
maurice




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saintsb
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much!

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vnemiro
I know for sure it is possible to transfer from LLM to JD program at USC. I am currently studying at USC. will be completing my LLM program in May. I know personally a student who was fortunate to transfer last academic year from LLM to JD program within USC School of Law.
I know for sure it is possible to transfer from LLM to JD program at USC. I am currently studying at USC. will be completing my LLM program in May. I know personally a student who was fortunate to transfer last academic year from LLM to JD program within USC School of Law.
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Pratima
@ vnemiro - I have received an admit from USC for the L.L.M. programme this Fall. But now, I'm considering transferring to a J.D. programme, because J.D.'s have more scope for employment than L.L.Ms. If you don't mind, could you share some of your experiences with the Job market, job fairs etc?

Also do you think that a specialized L.L.M would be a better idea than a General L.L.M.?

Best Regards,
@ vnemiro - I have received an admit from USC for the L.L.M. programme this Fall. But now, I'm considering transferring to a J.D. programme, because J.D.'s have more scope for employment than L.L.Ms. If you don't mind, could you share some of your experiences with the Job market, job fairs etc?

Also do you think that a specialized L.L.M would be a better idea than a General L.L.M.?

Best Regards,
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yahn
Hi, I just saw your posting here, and thought I might be able to help with your questions, as I transferred from the LLM program to the JD program at USC law last year.

You're right in pointing out that JDs have a higher chance of getting employment in the US than LLMs. This is partly because US employers are often unfamiliar with foreign law graduates with an LLM degree.

In regards to the job market these days, you must be aware that it's a tough time for everyone. Not only LLMs but JDs are having unprecedented difficulties with finding a job. This state of affairs is no exception to a great school like USC, unfortunately. However, I've been very fortunate to secure a summer position in a good firm in LA.

If you transfer to the JD program at USC, you can participate in OCIs (on campus interviews) organized by the careers service. This is a formalized process where employers come to school to interview JD students just before they start their second year of law school. This is precisely how I got my summer job. Although participating in OCIs don't guarantee anyone a position, it's still a great opportunity to sell yourself directly to the employers - a chance you wouldn't have as an LLM.

There're many job fairs that are organized by the school or other schools regionally. There are two major job fairs you can participate as an LLM. - the East Coast Job Fair held in NYU and the West Coast Job Fair in UCLA. Some people find jobs through these fairs but in most cases employers in these fairs look for candidates who can work in their foreign offices. In other words, they may be unsuitable for people who're looking to find a job in the US.

I get the impression that you'd like to stay in the US to work after your LLM. Then I strongly recommend you consider transferring to the JD program. It's a very competitive process, as you're competing with JDs from other schools who want to transfer to USC. But if you do your best and stay focused and determined, you may be one of the few who make it. One more thing I'd add is that I think you shouldn't regard your LLM studies just as a short cut to getting a JD. Even if you don't succeed in transferring to the JD program, you'll still have an LLM degree under your belt, whereby you'll deepen your understanding of the US legal system, make great friends from across the globe, and enjoy a plethora of fun things LA has to offer. From my experience, USC is the place to be. Absolutely no regrets.

Last but not least, congratulations on getting admitted! I hope I can see you in sunny California next year. I'll be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have. Yumi.Ahn.2011@lawmail.usc.edu

Best,
Yumi
Hi, I just saw your posting here, and thought I might be able to help with your questions, as I transferred from the LLM program to the JD program at USC law last year.

You're right in pointing out that JDs have a higher chance of getting employment in the US than LLMs. This is partly because US employers are often unfamiliar with foreign law graduates with an LLM degree.

In regards to the job market these days, you must be aware that it's a tough time for everyone. Not only LLMs but JDs are having unprecedented difficulties with finding a job. This state of affairs is no exception to a great school like USC, unfortunately. However, I've been very fortunate to secure a summer position in a good firm in LA.

If you transfer to the JD program at USC, you can participate in OCIs (on campus interviews) organized by the careers service. This is a formalized process where employers come to school to interview JD students just before they start their second year of law school. This is precisely how I got my summer job. Although participating in OCIs don't guarantee anyone a position, it's still a great opportunity to sell yourself directly to the employers - a chance you wouldn't have as an LLM.

There're many job fairs that are organized by the school or other schools regionally. There are two major job fairs you can participate as an LLM. - the East Coast Job Fair held in NYU and the West Coast Job Fair in UCLA. Some people find jobs through these fairs but in most cases employers in these fairs look for candidates who can work in their foreign offices. In other words, they may be unsuitable for people who're looking to find a job in the US.

I get the impression that you'd like to stay in the US to work after your LLM. Then I strongly recommend you consider transferring to the JD program. It's a very competitive process, as you're competing with JDs from other schools who want to transfer to USC. But if you do your best and stay focused and determined, you may be one of the few who make it. One more thing I'd add is that I think you shouldn't regard your LLM studies just as a short cut to getting a JD. Even if you don't succeed in transferring to the JD program, you'll still have an LLM degree under your belt, whereby you'll deepen your understanding of the US legal system, make great friends from across the globe, and enjoy a plethora of fun things LA has to offer. From my experience, USC is the place to be. Absolutely no regrets.

Last but not least, congratulations on getting admitted! I hope I can see you in sunny California next year. I'll be more than happy to answer any other questions you may have. Yumi.Ahn.2011@lawmail.usc.edu

Best,
Yumi
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Pratima
@ Yahn - Thankyou for your feedback on the USC experience, I'll definitely keep these things in mind.

Best Wishes,
@ Yahn - Thankyou for your feedback on the USC experience, I'll definitely keep these things in mind.

Best Wishes,
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Sheena
Thanks Yumi, your information is very useful~
Thanks Yumi, your information is very useful~
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Washington University in St. Louis
If your average score during your LLM studies is 84 or higher,
you may transfer to JD.
Washington University in St. Louis
If your average score during your LLM studies is 84 or higher,
you may transfer to JD.
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Lisa_I
what is the point of going to LLM if you wanna go for JD?

you will jeopardise your first year (the most important one for the grades and job perspects.
Escaping from LSAT? silly

Just do it. Especially if one wants to immigrate here and spend all life working here.
Also the BL is more willing to sponsor H-1b for real lawyers with JD, than with LLM
what is the point of going to LLM if you wanna go for JD?

you will jeopardise your first year (the most important one for the grades and job perspects.
Escaping from LSAT? silly

Just do it. Especially if one wants to immigrate here and spend all life working here.
Also the BL is more willing to sponsor H-1b for real lawyers with JD, than with LLM
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kimurasp
University of Hawaii also allows you to transfer from LLM to JD without taking the LSAT exam.
University of Hawaii also allows you to transfer from LLM to JD without taking the LSAT exam.
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