LLM before JD


I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money.
I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money.
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law01
I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money.


hi, why do you want to do a jd if i may ask?
<blockquote>I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money. </blockquote>

hi, why do you want to do a jd if i may ask?
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I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money.


hi, why do you want to do a jd if i may ask?


I spent 12 years in the States and ultimately want to live/work there. Its a competitive market and in the area I want to practice in a JD holds greater weight than an LLM. The only reason I would do an LLM is on the off chance it would help get me into a better college for the JD.
<blockquote><blockquote>I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money. </blockquote>

hi, why do you want to do a jd if i may ask?</blockquote>

I spent 12 years in the States and ultimately want to live/work there. Its a competitive market and in the area I want to practice in a JD holds greater weight than an LLM. The only reason I would do an LLM is on the off chance it would help get me into a better college for the JD.
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Law93
Hello,

If you know that you want to practice in the US and have the money to fund a JD, then go directly for it and don't waste time with an LLM from the UK. It may add something to your credentials but if you are looking to work in the US, stick to their system.
Hello,

If you know that you want to practice in the US and have the money to fund a JD, then go directly for it and don't waste time with an LLM from the UK. It may add something to your credentials but if you are looking to work in the US, stick to their system.
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law01
My question would be why are you not trying to find a job in the US in NY sot hat you would only need to take the Bar exam? Most people is difficult and yes it might be, but I know at least 3 people who started working in NY this year/or will start in Sept, 2 of them have US llms and one of them just has a UK LLB. So my opinion is that you should try that route before spending your money for a JD
My question would be why are you not trying to find a job in the US in NY sot hat you would only need to take the Bar exam? Most people is difficult and yes it might be, but I know at least 3 people who started working in NY this year/or will start in Sept, 2 of them have US llms and one of them just has a UK LLB. So my opinion is that you should try that route before spending your money for a JD
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Brainy Smu...
I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money.


hi, why do you want to do a jd if i may ask?


I spent 12 years in the States and ultimately want to live/work there. Its a competitive market and in the area I want to practice in a JD holds greater weight than an LLM. The only reason I would do an LLM is on the off chance it would help get me into a better college for the JD.


Your only aim should be a JD. The better US law school will not suffice if you are a foreign-born national lacking a handle in US law.

2 Questions:
1.Why would you invest money/time pursuing a LLM being well aware of its sentimental value?
2.Why would anybody from the British Isles cross the Atlantic to a more competitive legal market rather than their own legal market?
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I have a law degree from Ireland and have been offered a number of opportunities to complete an LLM in the UK. I ultimately want to complete a JD in the U.S. and am wondering if anyone has completed an LLM before applying for a JD or has any insight on whether this a good idea and would impress colleges or whether it is a complete waste of time any money. </blockquote>

hi, why do you want to do a jd if i may ask?</blockquote>

I spent 12 years in the States and ultimately want to live/work there. Its a competitive market and in the area I want to practice in a JD holds greater weight than an LLM. The only reason I would do an LLM is on the off chance it would help get me into a better college for the JD. </blockquote>

Your only aim should be a JD. The better US law school will not suffice if you are a foreign-born national lacking a handle in US law.

2 Questions:
1.Why would you invest money/time pursuing a LLM being well aware of its sentimental value?
2.Why would anybody from the British Isles cross the Atlantic to a more competitive legal market rather than their own legal market?
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