2012 LLM in the US


I'm a 25 years old lawyer from Argentina. I have decided to go to the US to get an LLM and establish myself there. So far, I'm considering NYU, Tulane, Georgetown, Fordham, Northwestern and Hofstra. Though I've been told that NYU, GT and NW would be a reach for me (since I don't have great grades, just a 2.4 GPA, I did go to my countries top law school, and got an over 100 TOEFL score).

I was advice to also apply to safe schools, but I have no idea wich schools would be safe for me.


Any advice on the matter? Every comment is appreciated
I'm a 25 years old lawyer from Argentina. I have decided to go to the US to get an LLM and establish myself there. So far, I'm considering NYU, Tulane, Georgetown, Fordham, Northwestern and Hofstra. Though I've been told that NYU, GT and NW would be a reach for me (since I don't have great grades, just a 2.4 GPA, I did go to my countries top law school, and got an over 100 TOEFL score).

I was advice to also apply to safe schools, but I have no idea wich schools would be safe for me.


Any advice on the matter? Every comment is appreciated
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3L
www.cooley.edu/llm no minimum GPA.
www.cooley.edu/llm no minimum GPA.
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Is the degree worth something? Because no other law school requires a minimum GPA to get in, they have a different way to rate applications.

I'm looking for an LLM that will help me pass the bar, and give me some career opportunities aswel
Is the degree worth something? Because no other law school requires a minimum GPA to get in, they have a different way to rate applications.

I'm looking for an LLM that will help me pass the bar, and give me some career opportunities aswel
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3L
Many of the LLM's that I have looked into actually do require a minimum GPA and class standing.

That being said, virtually none of the LLMs promise to help you pass the bar. (For many states an LLM doesn't even help despite the myth).

Make sure to check with the state in question what their requirments are to sit the bar. I would recommend getting the LLM in the state you plan to practice. Each state has a slightly different bar exam.
Many of the LLM's that I have looked into actually do require a minimum GPA and class standing.

That being said, virtually none of the LLMs promise to help you pass the bar. (For many states an LLM doesn't even help despite the myth).

Make sure to check with the state in question what their requirments are to sit the bar. I would recommend getting the LLM in the state you plan to practice. Each state has a slightly different bar exam.
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Vahid
I'm a senior law student in Iran. Next year I want to apply for LLM program and my GPA is good enough, but one thing that I don't have enough information about it is job opportunities after graduation. Is it possible to find a job in 3 months? or it takes longer?
I've heard that LLM graduated can't find job easily and it's so hard to find it.
Thank you in advance.
I'm a senior law student in Iran. Next year I want to apply for LLM program and my GPA is good enough, but one thing that I don't have enough information about it is job opportunities after graduation. Is it possible to find a job in 3 months? or it takes longer?
I've heard that LLM graduated can't find job easily and it's so hard to find it.
Thank you in advance.
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3L
Make sure you are legal to work in American first if you want work that fast. Many are shocked to realize that you can legal to study but not to work if you have the wrong papers. Avoid that mistake and that will greatly increase your odds.

If you can't find legal work right away, you will still be able to find work in general. I know McDonalds would suck for a lawyer but reality is it takes at least three months to wait to sit the bar post graduation anyways and the LLM will take 2 years normally as well.

Long story short, I'd rather pick up cans and beg for change in America than live as a millionare in Iran. Choice is yours.
Make sure you are legal to work in American first if you want work that fast. Many are shocked to realize that you can legal to study but not to work if you have the wrong papers. Avoid that mistake and that will greatly increase your odds.

If you can't find legal work right away, you will still be able to find work in general. I know McDonalds would suck for a lawyer but reality is it takes at least three months to wait to sit the bar post graduation anyways and the LLM will take 2 years normally as well.

Long story short, I'd rather pick up cans and beg for change in America than live as a millionare in Iran. Choice is yours.
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I don't think I was clear enough when I posted about LLM requirements. I did not mean requirements to get the degree, but rather admission requirements. And I'm not looking for a diploma mill, but rather a good school that is not a tier 1 school.

Any ideas?
I don't think I was clear enough when I posted about LLM requirements. I did not mean requirements to get the degree, but rather admission requirements. And I'm not looking for a diploma mill, but rather a good school that is not a tier 1 school.

Any ideas?
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3L
I don't think I was clear enough when I posted about LLM requirements. I did not mean requirements to get the degree, but rather admission requirements. And I'm not looking for a diploma mill, but rather a good school that is not a tier 1 school.

Any ideas?


Most people would tell you right there that is a contradiction in terms (many think only tier 1 is "good") And I was refering to admissions requirments with the GPA too. Many require a good GPA and class standing (from previous degree) to get in. Look into it if you don't believe me. Many require a $75 or more fee to just apply too.

Cooley is free to apply online, is ABA approved, and takes GPA's below a 3.0 (most do not). The only "mills" are the non ABA ones. (some CBE ones are ok, but I would stick with ABA if you can).


2.4 is an extremely low GPA as far as most are concerned. Most won't even consider anything below a 3.0
<blockquote>I don't think I was clear enough when I posted about LLM requirements. I did not mean requirements to get the degree, but rather admission requirements. And I'm not looking for a diploma mill, but rather a good school that is not a tier 1 school.

Any ideas?</blockquote>

Most people would tell you right there that is a contradiction in terms (many think only tier 1 is "good") And I was refering to admissions requirments with the GPA too. Many require a good GPA and class standing (from previous degree) to get in. Look into it if you don't believe me. Many require a $75 or more fee to just apply too.

Cooley is free to apply online, is ABA approved, and takes GPA's below a 3.0 (most do not). The only "mills" are the non ABA ones. (some CBE ones are ok, but I would stick with ABA if you can).


2.4 is an extremely low GPA as far as most are concerned. Most won't even consider anything below a 3.0
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fiarg
Hi Francisco 87! I've just read this post and would like to know where did you apply. Thanks!!
Hi Francisco 87! I've just read this post and would like to know where did you apply. Thanks!!
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