Is American JD sufficient to apply to PhD programs?


noahadamb
Hi All -

I have a JD from a North American university and am trying to figure out whether UK schools (i.e., Oxford, Cambridge, LSE) require an LLM for their PhD programs? Or is a B.A. and J.D. sufficient (i.e., seven years of university!)

Thanks.
Hi All -

I have a JD from a North American university and am trying to figure out whether UK schools (i.e., Oxford, Cambridge, LSE) require an LLM for their PhD programs? Or is a B.A. and J.D. sufficient (i.e., seven years of university!)

Thanks.
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Kerfuffle
Yes, you can apply for a PhD straight from your first law degree, but they'll expect high grades. Some uni's do like an LLM as well, but if you have the equivalent GPA to first class degree and you produce a great research proposal, you should get offers.
Yes, you can apply for a PhD straight from your first law degree, but they'll expect high grades. Some uni's do like an LLM as well, but if you have the equivalent GPA to first class degree and you produce a great research proposal, you should get offers.
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Interalia
While it is possible to go straight to a phD, the usual unwritten rule is that you should have a masters first.
While it is possible to go straight to a phD, the usual unwritten rule is that you should have a masters first.
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