Applying in US (incl Georgetown), UK, & NE


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jwpetterch...

i don’t want to be too cynical, but many of the US LLMs are “cash cows” for law schools: they take a lot of people based on their ability to pay. And Georgetown especially is a huge law school with a lot of LLMs. Based on your credentials, you’ll definitely get into one those US schools and probably all of the European schools because their masters degrees are a little less competitive in my opinion. But keep in mind that just getting an llm degree is itself not going to get you a job, and unless you plan to take the bar exam in US, the cost of a US llm is just not worth it in my opinion.



Hi everyone,




So I am planning to apply for LLM to the following universities:




US:




- UChicago




- Georgetown




- UMich




- UIUC




in UK:




- Oxford (M.Jur)




- KCL




in NE:




- Leiden




A brief background about me: I have an LL.B (majoring in Business Law) from a top law school in Indonesia (#1) with a GPA of 3.75 (graduated on Aug 2020).




During my study I have participated in several local competitions (won 3) and 3 international ADR competitions (won 2). Additionally, I have published 2 journals (related to cryptocurrency & blockchain) and 2 articles.




Personally, I have a strong interest on securities-banking law, and fintech law (especially blockchain). Moreover, over the span of my uni year up until now I have interned over 6 months in 3 top law firms here.




My questions are:




1. I am aware that several universities put an emphasize on work experience. With my work experience, does that mean I am less likely to be accepted? should I wait?




2. Personally, I aim for UChicago or Georgetown. With my current background, am I likely to be accepted to US/UK/NE? Because I am quite nervous and still ponders whether I should apply or not considering there are more experienced and genius applicants out there.




3. This is plain out of curiosity. I am aware that some law schools in US allow LL.M transfer to J.D. For example, UChicago & UCLA. What about Georgetown? Does Georgetown allow its LL.M students to transfer to their J.D program?




Thanks guys

i don’t want to be too cynical, but many of the US LLMs are “cash cows” for law schools: they take a lot of people based on their ability to pay. And Georgetown especially is a huge law school with a lot of LLMs. Based on your credentials, you’ll definitely get into one those US schools and probably all of the European schools because their masters degrees are a little less competitive in my opinion. But keep in mind that just getting an llm degree is itself not going to get you a job, and unless you plan to take the bar exam in US, the cost of a US llm is just not worth it in my opinion.<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br><br><br>
So I am planning to apply for LLM to the following universities:<br><br><br><br>
US:<br><br><br><br>
- UChicago<br><br><br><br>
- Georgetown<br><br><br><br>
- UMich<br><br><br><br>
- UIUC<br><br><br><br>
in UK:<br><br><br><br>
- Oxford (M.Jur)<br><br><br><br>
- KCL<br><br><br><br>
in NE:<br><br><br><br>
- Leiden<br><br><br><br>
A brief background about me: I have an LL.B (majoring in Business Law) from a top law school in Indonesia (#1) with a GPA of 3.75 (graduated on Aug 2020). <br><br><br><br>
During my study I have participated in several local competitions (won 3) and 3 international ADR competitions (won 2). Additionally, I have published 2 journals (related to cryptocurrency &amp; blockchain) and 2 articles. <br><br><br><br>
Personally, I have a strong interest on securities-banking law, and fintech law (especially blockchain). Moreover, over the span of my uni year up until now I have interned over 6 months in 3 top law firms here.<br><br><br><br>
My questions are:<br><br><br><br>
1. I am aware that several universities put an emphasize on work experience. With my work experience, does that mean I am less likely to be accepted? should I wait?<br><br><br><br>
2. Personally, I aim for UChicago or Georgetown. With my current background, am I likely to be accepted to US/UK/NE? Because I am quite nervous and still ponders whether I should apply or not considering there are more experienced and genius applicants out there.<br><br><br><br>
3. This is plain out of curiosity. I am aware that some law schools in US allow LL.M transfer to J.D. For example, UChicago &amp; UCLA. What about Georgetown? Does Georgetown allow its LL.M students to transfer to their J.D program?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks guys [/quote]
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takezz5v

i don’t want to be too cynical, but many of the US LLMs are “cash cows” for law schools: they take a lot of people based on their ability to pay. And Georgetown especially is a huge law school with a lot of LLMs. Based on your credentials, you’ll definitely get into one those US schools and probably all of the European schools because their masters degrees are a little less competitive in my opinion. But keep in mind that just getting an llm degree is itself not going to get you a job, and unless you plan to take the bar exam in US, the cost of a US llm is just not worth it in my opinion.

Really appreciate your insight. So by that notion, would you suggest that it would be better for me to consider applying to J.D directly instead of pursuing LL.M that allows transfer to J.D if I decides to pursue legal career in US?

Moreover, assuming if I decides to apply for J.D directly, would it be perceived odd by the admission if I already have an LL.B?

Thank you ????




[quote]i don’t want to be too cynical, but many of the US LLMs are “cash cows” for law schools: they take a lot of people based on their ability to pay. And Georgetown especially is a huge law school with a lot of LLMs. Based on your credentials, you’ll definitely get into one those US schools and probably all of the European schools because their masters degrees are a little less competitive in my opinion. But keep in mind that just getting an llm degree is itself not going to get you a job, and unless you plan to take the bar exam in US, the cost of a US llm is just not worth it in my opinion.<br><br>Really appreciate your insight. So by that notion, would you suggest that it would be better for me to consider applying to J.D directly instead of pursuing LL.M that allows transfer to J.D if I decides to pursue legal career in US?<br><br>Moreover, assuming if I decides to apply for J.D directly, would it be perceived odd by the admission if I already have an LL.B?<br><br>Thank you ????<br><br><br><br><br>
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