LLM vs. JD for Foreign Student?


tanya20

Thanks for your straight answer. All i was worried about was saving on some time, but now i know JD will certainly be better. Thanks to all of you.

Thanks for your straight answer. All i was worried about was saving on some time, but now i know JD will certainly be better. Thanks to all of you.
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kratos

Is anyone considering applying to the JDAS course @ University of Arizona? Can anyone comment on how is it in terms of employment opportunity etc.?

Is anyone considering applying to the JDAS course @ University of Arizona? Can anyone comment on how is it in terms of employment opportunity etc.?
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Hemel

Hi,
I graduated in 2010 with a LL.B Law from England. I have moved to the US (as I have a green card).

Whats the view on enrolling on the LL.M for the year and then transfering to a JD programme?

I know I will have to do my LSATs when I transfer.

Hi,
I graduated in 2010 with a LL.B Law from England. I have moved to the US (as I have a green card).

Whats the view on enrolling on the LL.M for the year and then transfering to a JD programme?

I know I will have to do my LSATs when I transfer.
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ved21

Hi everybody! I need some advice, i am an indian citizen, i did my LLM in india (2 yrs), I will getting my green card in jun or july,

I wish to practice as an immigration lawyer / Attorney / Consultant.

1) Can I practice in us without passing Bar Exam or LSAT exam ?
2) Can I open law firm in us if no than what is the process to getting license.
3) Can I take direct admission in Phd ?
4) Directly Join an Immigration Lawyer Association >

please give me reference as to where can I find more info about eligibility to practice in US as immigration lawyer

Hi everybody! I need some advice, i am an indian citizen, i did my LLM in india (2 yrs), I will getting my green card in jun or july,

I wish to practice as an immigration lawyer / Attorney / Consultant.

1) Can I practice in us without passing Bar Exam or LSAT exam ?
2) Can I open law firm in us if no than what is the process to getting license.
3) Can I take direct admission in Phd ?
4) Directly Join an Immigration Lawyer Association >

please give me reference as to where can I find more info about eligibility to practice in US as immigration lawyer
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Lisa_I

Hi everybody! I need some advice, i am an indian citizen, i did my LLM in india (2 yrs), I will getting my green card in jun or july,

I wish to practice as an immigration lawyer / Attorney / Consultant.

1) Can I practice in us without passing Bar Exam or LSAT exam ?
2) Can I open law firm in us if no than what is the process to getting license.
3) Can I take direct admission in Phd ?
4) Directly Join an Immigration Lawyer Association >

please give me reference as to where can I find more info about eligibility to practice in US as immigration lawyer


How you planning to practice law, if you unable to find answers for your easy questions? Or you just too lazy even to read this thread and few more on this site?

1) Can I practice in us without passing Bar Exam or LSAT exam ? - NO, without BAR, are you seriously asking about LSAT and practicing?
2) Can I open law firm in us if no than what is the process to getting license. - no, you can't. Research how to get law license.
3) Can I take direct admission in Phd ? - phd in what? and why? yes, technically you can, if you pass tests.
4) Directly Join an Immigration Lawyer Association - research their website. The admission will not give you right to practice law.

<blockquote>Hi everybody! I need some advice, i am an indian citizen, i did my LLM in india (2 yrs), I will getting my green card in jun or july,

I wish to practice as an immigration lawyer / Attorney / Consultant.

1) Can I practice in us without passing Bar Exam or LSAT exam ?
2) Can I open law firm in us if no than what is the process to getting license.
3) Can I take direct admission in Phd ?
4) Directly Join an Immigration Lawyer Association >

please give me reference as to where can I find more info about eligibility to practice in US as immigration lawyer
</blockquote>

How you planning to practice law, if you unable to find answers for your easy questions? Or you just too lazy even to read this thread and few more on this site?

1) Can I practice in us without passing Bar Exam or LSAT exam ? - NO, without BAR, are you seriously asking about LSAT and practicing?
2) Can I open law firm in us if no than what is the process to getting license. - no, you can't. Research how to get law license.
3) Can I take direct admission in Phd ? - phd in what? and why? yes, technically you can, if you pass tests.
4) Directly Join an Immigration Lawyer Association - research their website. The admission will not give you right to practice law.
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wishy123

Here's a thought.. if one applies for the F-1 visa after getting admitted to a JD program, isn't it pretty clear that they intend to stay on in America? How do you convince the embassy interviewer that you plan to return after finishing the course?

Here's a thought.. if one applies for the F-1 visa after getting admitted to a JD program, isn't it pretty clear that they intend to stay on in America? How do you convince the embassy interviewer that you plan to return after finishing the course?
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kratos

Here's a thought.. if one applies for the F-1 visa after getting admitted to a JD program, isn't it pretty clear that they intend to stay on in America? How do you convince the embassy interviewer that you plan to return after finishing the course?


Well, that is not really an issue. You are right about the intend, but that need not be the only intend. Also, with the current economy no one can be absolutely confident about post JD employment prospect in the US.

Also, your I-20 might merely say that you wish to enroll in a law program rather than suggesting an intend to enroll in JD specifically. A Visa Counselors may not indulge in such details, if they do you can always claim that you are merely motivated to get a good legal education.

As a policy too, the embassy is concerned that you do not misuse your non-immigrant visa to stay indefinitely in the US. If you do get an employment through proper means where in your employer sponsors your work permit, such a situation is certainly permitted.

A Visa Counselor will be fine with the idea of you trying to get a work permit after your JD and spending over $200,000. However, you should always refrain from mentioning that intention upfront.

So, I personally feel that a JD program does not requires any special convincing. That should not be a major concern.

Hope that helps.

<blockquote>Here's a thought.. if one applies for the F-1 visa after getting admitted to a JD program, isn't it pretty clear that they intend to stay on in America? How do you convince the embassy interviewer that you plan to return after finishing the course?</blockquote>

Well, that is not really an issue. You are right about the intend, but that need not be the only intend. Also, with the current economy no one can be absolutely confident about post JD employment prospect in the US.

Also, your I-20 might merely say that you wish to enroll in a law program rather than suggesting an intend to enroll in JD specifically. A Visa Counselors may not indulge in such details, if they do you can always claim that you are merely motivated to get a good legal education.

As a policy too, the embassy is concerned that you do not misuse your non-immigrant visa to stay indefinitely in the US. If you do get an employment through proper means where in your employer sponsors your work permit, such a situation is certainly permitted.

A Visa Counselor will be fine with the idea of you trying to get a work permit after your JD and spending over $200,000. However, you should always refrain from mentioning that intention upfront.

So, I personally feel that a JD program does not requires any special convincing. That should not be a major concern.

Hope that helps.


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jangidy0

Hello friends ! I am 11th student of commerce. I want to practice law and want high job placement so what should I do aftr 12th

Hello friends ! I am 11th student of commerce. I want to practice law and want high job placement so what should I do aftr 12th
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Hi,

I aspire to do the 2 Year JD Program in fall 2020, and I am from India. I see that this post is pretty old. What did you guys decide? Is the 2 Year JD worth the cost?

Hi,

I aspire to do the 2 Year JD Program in fall 2020, and I am from India. I see that this post is pretty old. What did you guys decide? Is the 2 Year JD worth the cost?
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jwpetterch...

I would say no, but I did neither an LLM or a JD and I’m fine with my station in life with an overseas LLB.

I would say no, but I did neither an LLM or a JD and I’m fine with my station in life with an overseas LLB.
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