Benefit of doing a U.S. LL.M. and the N.Y. Bar


Hi everyone, hope this finds you all well (and successful).

I've just recently graduated with an LL.B. (Hons.) from a UK university. However, it's only a Lower Second (2.2). I am commencing my Bar Professional Training Course this September. As it is, I am worried about my chances for ever starting a career in commercial law, specifically in intellectual property, IT, or media (it is a dream, yes) due to my average results. I am thinking of pursuing an LL.M. in NY and then going on to do the NY bar. I understand that the LL.M. can in no way compare to the JS.D. but I thought it would be a step up from doing the NY bar with a bare teaspoonful of American law knowledge (yes, I am aware that I can actually do the NY bar without the LL.M.).

I have dreams of doing international commercial law and I wonder if I am going the right direction? Would pursuing both be beneficial to me career-wise in any way?

Appreciate any contributing thoughts, my gratitude in advance.

Hi everyone, hope this finds you all well (and successful).

I've just recently graduated with an LL.B. (Hons.) from a UK university. However, it's only a Lower Second (2.2). I am commencing my Bar Professional Training Course this September. As it is, I am worried about my chances for ever starting a career in commercial law, specifically in intellectual property, IT, or media (it is a dream, yes) due to my average results. I am thinking of pursuing an LL.M. in NY and then going on to do the NY bar. I understand that the LL.M. can in no way compare to the JS.D. but I thought it would be a step up from doing the NY bar with a bare teaspoonful of American law knowledge (yes, I am aware that I can actually do the NY bar without the LL.M.).

I have dreams of doing international commercial law and I wonder if I am going the right direction? Would pursuing both be beneficial to me career-wise in any way?

Appreciate any contributing thoughts, my gratitude in advance.
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NYC_Charle...

I know these questions get asked a lot, but they are important: why do you want to take the New York bar? Do you want to work in New York, or do you want to use it as a leg up in the UK?

Also, what is your background with IP? Do you have any sort of science background or did you take a lot of IP classes at university?

I know these questions get asked a lot, but they are important: why do you want to take the New York bar? Do you want to work in New York, or do you want to use it as a leg up in the UK?

Also, what is your background with IP? Do you have any sort of science background or did you take a lot of IP classes at university?
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