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davemag

I have been accepted to the Berkeley Traditional Track LLM for the fall and wanted to get a sense of the process there for getting a job in intellectual property out of it. For years, I've heard that the Tax LLM is the only one that is a professional game-changer since it has a formal recruiting process. Is the Berkeley LLM most useful if you already have a job in the field lined up, or is there enough recruitment to make it worth my while? My goal is to work back on the east coast, and I'm less clear how to get an entry-level position in a new field if there isn't a clear recruiting pipeline. Thanks.

I have been accepted to the Berkeley Traditional Track LLM for the fall and wanted to get a sense of the process there for getting a job in intellectual property out of it. For years, I've heard that the Tax LLM is the only one that is a professional game-changer since it has a formal recruiting process. Is the Berkeley LLM most useful if you already have a job in the field lined up, or is there enough recruitment to make it worth my while? My goal is to work back on the east coast, and I'm less clear how to get an entry-level position in a new field if there isn't a clear recruiting pipeline. Thanks.
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I have been accepted to the Berkeley Traditional Track LLM for the fall and wanted to get a sense of the process there for getting a job in intellectual property out of it. For years, I've heard that the Tax LLM is the only one that is a professional game-changer since it has a formal recruiting process. Is the Berkeley LLM most useful if you already have a job in the field lined up, or is there enough recruitment to make it worth my while? My goal is to work back on the east coast, and I'm less clear how to get an entry-level position in a new field if there isn't a clear recruiting pipeline. Thanks.


You American? 'Cause LLMs are not really worth it for jobs in the US, unless it is a short term thing or something outside of the strictly legal profession. You can get the Bar, but I know of two people who were ever able to say in the US afterwards with only LLMs. Everyone else did a JD.
If you are American, I don't see why you'd apply for LLMs. The Tax LLM makes sense simply because it is focused on American students. Kind of a specialization, I'd say.

<blockquote>I have been accepted to the Berkeley Traditional Track LLM for the fall and wanted to get a sense of the process there for getting a job in intellectual property out of it. For years, I've heard that the Tax LLM is the only one that is a professional game-changer since it has a formal recruiting process. Is the Berkeley LLM most useful if you already have a job in the field lined up, or is there enough recruitment to make it worth my while? My goal is to work back on the east coast, and I'm less clear how to get an entry-level position in a new field if there isn't a clear recruiting pipeline. Thanks.</blockquote>

You American? 'Cause LLMs are not really worth it for jobs in the US, unless it is a short term thing or something outside of the strictly legal profession. You can get the Bar, but I know of two people who were ever able to say in the US afterwards with only LLMs. Everyone else did a JD.
If you are American, I don't see why you'd apply for LLMs. The Tax LLM makes sense simply because it is focused on American students. Kind of a specialization, I'd say.
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davemag

I am from the U.S. and already have a J.D. For me, it's about gaining additional knowledge in the field and breaking into a firm. I'd rather do IP but have acceptances too at Tax LLM programs. I just don't love tax as much. I'd totally do Berkeley if I had a good feeling it would lead to a firm job.

I am from the U.S. and already have a J.D. For me, it's about gaining additional knowledge in the field and breaking into a firm. I'd rather do IP but have acceptances too at Tax LLM programs. I just don't love tax as much. I'd totally do Berkeley if I had a good feeling it would lead to a firm job.
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suktika

hi! i just wanted to know how you would compare the corporation law course at NYU v the business law one at Berkeley?

hi! i just wanted to know how you would compare the corporation law course at NYU v the business law one at Berkeley?
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About the ip thing bear in mind you have to pass afterwards uspto exam in order to become an ip practicioner.
Mike

About the ip thing bear in mind you have to pass afterwards uspto exam in order to become an ip practicioner.
Mike
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davemag

So the big question I have is whether an LLM in IP will allow me to break into a big firm. Right now, I have no entree to do so. But the LLM doesn't have a formal recruiting process, and it sounds like people go knowing that getting a job will be a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Does anyone know what Berkeley's success is at placing their LLM grads and whether their career services office is up to snuff? Thanks.

So the big question I have is whether an LLM in IP will allow me to break into a big firm. Right now, I have no entree to do so. But the LLM doesn't have a formal recruiting process, and it sounds like people go knowing that getting a job will be a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Does anyone know what Berkeley's success is at placing their LLM grads and whether their career services office is up to snuff? Thanks.
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Llm guarantees you nothing more than specialised knowledge if no internship included in the program and you dont pass uspto exams in order to become ip agent i dont see how you will find a job

Llm guarantees you nothing more than specialised knowledge if no internship included in the program and you dont pass uspto exams in order to become ip agent i dont see how you will find a job
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