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Greg_08

I can't beleive that you are asking that question, obviously HLS would be hardest due to the high quality of the student body, but are you really considering giving up Harvard?!?!
You must be crazy...

I can't beleive that you are asking that question, obviously HLS would be hardest due to the high quality of the student body, but are you really considering giving up Harvard?!?!
You must be crazy...
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Jaan222

get ur LL.M from Harvard and then u can get easily register in any unive for ur JSD...........u might consider NYU as the JSD program is free and plus stipend..........so u may rethink.....

get ur LL.M from Harvard and then u can get easily register in any unive for ur JSD...........u might consider NYU as the JSD program is free and plus stipend..........so u may rethink.....
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badkarma56

Hi! I have been admitted to the above three LL.M. programs for year 2009. As with all the other people in here, I am still waiting for other results to arrive..
My ultimate purpose for applying to the LL.M. program is to
get into the SJD/JSD program so I can complete my doctorates' degree in the field of international law.
I would like to know which of the the schools would
be more easier in terms of getting into the SJD program...

Your generous comments will be of great help!!!


Generally, any leading American law school that offers an S.J.D./J.S.D. degree will heavily favor the admission of LL.M. graduates from their own school, so choose your LL.M. program with that fact firmly in your mind!

Graduation from any of the three schools you've mentioned will greatly enhance your résumé, so I recommend that you do some faculty-specific research for each school and try to match your particular scholarly interests to one specific faculty. Don't just pick a school solely on the basis of arbitrary rankings!

Remember, you'll eventually have to "defend" your dissertation against an "oral assault" from a board semi-hostile faculty members in order to obtain the S.J.D./J.S.D.; thus, as with Ph.D. candidates in other disciplines, "ideological compatibility" (i.e., political beliefs)between the candidate (thats you) AND the faculty (thats them) is the key to success!

<blockquote>Hi! I have been admitted to the above three LL.M. programs for year 2009. As with all the other people in here, I am still waiting for other results to arrive..
My ultimate purpose for applying to the LL.M. program is to
get into the SJD/JSD program so I can complete my doctorates' degree in the field of international law.
I would like to know which of the the schools would
be more easier in terms of getting into the SJD program...

Your generous comments will be of great help!!!</blockquote>

Generally, any leading American law school that offers an S.J.D./J.S.D. degree will heavily favor the admission of LL.M. graduates from their own school, so choose your LL.M. program with that fact firmly in your mind!

Graduation from any of the three schools you've mentioned will greatly enhance your résumé, so I recommend that you do some faculty-specific research for each school and try to match your particular scholarly interests to one specific faculty. Don't just pick a school solely on the basis of arbitrary rankings!

Remember, you'll eventually have to "defend" your dissertation against an "oral assault" from a board semi-hostile faculty members in order to obtain the S.J.D./J.S.D.; thus, as with Ph.D. candidates in other disciplines, "ideological compatibility" (i.e., political beliefs)between the candidate (thats you) AND the faculty (thats them) is the key to success!
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Hi everyone! My question is how difficult is it to compete for SJD at Harvard/Michigan/NYU? How many people aim at SJD when they do their LL.M at these schools? Apart from the fact that SJD at NYU is tuition free with living expenses, what about the situation for Harvard/Michigan, or other top US law schools? Is it easy to get scholarships for SJD once you are actually admitted for SJD? Since my focus is (public)international law, would you say it is best to do my LL.M at NYU instead of Harvard, and then proceed to NYU SJD?
Momolon82, may I ask which country you are from? I noticed that many SJD candidates are from Israel. What about candidates from other countries? Thanks in advance!

Hi everyone! My question is how difficult is it to compete for SJD at Harvard/Michigan/NYU? How many people aim at SJD when they do their LL.M at these schools? Apart from the fact that SJD at NYU is tuition free with living expenses, what about the situation for Harvard/Michigan, or other top US law schools? Is it easy to get scholarships for SJD once you are actually admitted for SJD? Since my focus is (public)international law, would you say it is best to do my LL.M at NYU instead of Harvard, and then proceed to NYU SJD?
Momolon82, may I ask which country you are from? I noticed that many SJD candidates are from Israel. What about candidates from other countries? Thanks in advance!
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