2 year JD vs LLM in US for foreign trained Lawyers


raj2015
The same question has been asked multiple times here on LLM guide However for the same reason to understand which of these programs helps you get a job in the US and stay in the US for a few years.

Yes, I am aware that A 2 year JD is like double the cost of an LLM but allows you to take the bar exam in any of the states in the US.

Kindly request you guys to add as much information as possible.
The same question has been asked multiple times here on LLM guide However for the same reason to understand which of these programs helps you get a job in the US and stay in the US for a few years.

Yes, I am aware that A 2 year JD is like double the cost of an LLM but allows you to take the bar exam in any of the states in the US.

Kindly request you guys to add as much information as possible.
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gkh_2005
If you can afford to do a JD Program, it is advisable to a J.D. program rather than doing a LL.M. The chances of getting a job would be more.There are some universities offering a J.D. program. Kansas State University and North Western University are probably the 2 universities,I believe.
If you can afford to do a JD Program, it is advisable to a J.D. program rather than doing a LL.M. The chances of getting a job would be more.There are some universities offering a J.D. program. Kansas State University and North Western University are probably the 2 universities,I believe.
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raj2015
Thank you for your reply sincerly :).

I have applied to and got admitted for LLM at emory , university of georgia

and for a 2 year JD at university of arizona , sunny buffalo and university of IOWA

and when I compare the fee for a 1 year LLM at emory or 2 year jd is the same after the scholarships that were awarded

Confused in choosing between them ..
Thank you for your reply sincerly :).

I have applied to and got admitted for LLM at emory , university of georgia

and for a 2 year JD at university of arizona , sunny buffalo and university of IOWA

and when I compare the fee for a 1 year LLM at emory or 2 year jd is the same after the scholarships that were awarded

Confused in choosing between them ..

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gkh_2005
I would choose the 2 year J.D. program over the 1 year LL.M.,if the costs are comparable.
I would choose the 2 year J.D. program over the 1 year LL.M.,if the costs are comparable.
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anja
the JD, definitely. if the goal is US law firm employment, the LLM is next to useless.
the JD, definitely. if the goal is US law firm employment, the LLM is next to useless.
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anja
Even within the JD programs choose the highest-ranking school you can get admission to. With the oversupply of JD grads it won't make much sense to study if your degree won't land you a job anyway. Among the schools with 2-year JDs for international lawyers i'd say Northwestern & USC (both within the top 20) are your best bets for employment in the US.
Even within the JD programs choose the highest-ranking school you can get admission to. With the oversupply of JD grads it won't make much sense to study if your degree won't land you a job anyway. Among the schools with 2-year JDs for international lawyers i'd say Northwestern & USC (both within the top 20) are your best bets for employment in the US.
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reve
Gkh-2005 hey I am applying for llm from southern methodist university, are there opportunity to get a job after completing my llm from smu?
Gkh-2005 hey I am applying for llm from southern methodist university, are there opportunity to get a job after completing my llm from smu?
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gkh_2005
The chances of getting a job, after LL.M. are extremely poor. If you have a work visa or green card, there are some chances. If you want to work in a law firm, you need to be having a Texas State Bar license.
The chances of getting a job, after LL.M. are extremely poor. If you have a work visa or green card, there are some chances. If you want to work in a law firm, you need to be having a Texas State Bar license.
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reve
Thanks for the reply. I am on H4 ead in dallas texas, I have no other option except smu,because i need to live in dallas. Do you have any idea there might be a benifit getting work after llm from smu, because i do have work permit.
Thanks for the reply. I am on H4 ead in dallas texas, I have no other option except smu,because i need to live in dallas. Do you have any idea there might be a benifit getting work after llm from smu, because i do have work permit.
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gkh_2005
Please talk to the career services office and get an idea as to what employment opportunities exist. You may get a job as a paralegal, if you are not a licensed lawyer in Texas.
Please talk to the career services office and get an idea as to what employment opportunities exist. You may get a job as a paralegal, if you are not a licensed lawyer in Texas.
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anja
You might be able to take the Texas Bar with just an LLM, see http://www.ble.state.tx.us/pdfs/Forms/FAQs_Rule_%20XIII_Final.pdf
You might be able to take the Texas Bar with just an LLM, see http://www.ble.state.tx.us/pdfs/Forms/FAQs_Rule_%20XIII_Final.pdf
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reve
Hey can you tell me is texas bar exam tough to clear for a international student?
Hey can you tell me is texas bar exam tough to clear for a international student?
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gkh_2005
I have read that Texas State Bar exam is easier then New York State Bar Exam. If you sincerely study with dedication and focus, you should be able to pass the exam, Get some barbri course material.
I have read that Texas State Bar exam is easier then New York State Bar Exam. If you sincerely study with dedication and focus, you should be able to pass the exam, Get some barbri course material.
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