Buffalo Law JD worth it?


Ibasitt

Hi.

I got admitted to the Buffalo Law's accelerated JD program. I've also received a huge scholarship. I'd be paying around 30k for the two years should I go on to join the law school.
Do you think is it a wise investment for someone looking to stay and work in the US? My other options are LLMs but I don't think they're worth anything in the US. Any advice would be appreciated

Hi.

I got admitted to the Buffalo Law's accelerated JD program. I've also received a huge scholarship. I'd be paying around 30k for the two years should I go on to join the law school.
Do you think is it a wise investment for someone looking to stay and work in the US? My other options are LLMs but I don't think they're worth anything in the US. Any advice would be appreciated
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LLMAC

Do you hold a law degree from another country?  If so, I suggest considering LLM programs, which are only one year and will enable you to sit for the bar in some jurisdictions (e.g. New York)

Pam (llmassist.com)

Do you hold a law degree from another country?&nbsp; If so, I suggest considering LLM programs, which are only one year and will enable you to sit for the bar in some jurisdictions (e.g. New York)<br><br>Pam (llmassist.com)
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Ibasitt

Yes I do hold a law degree. But wouldn't a JD provide better employment opportunities as compared to the LLM?

Yes I do hold a law degree. But wouldn't a JD provide better employment opportunities as compared to the LLM?
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Hi, 

I've been admitted to 2 Year JD Program in SUNY Buffalo as well. As a matter of fact, I am worried about the Law school's ranking. Do law school rankings really matter? There are only a handful of universities that offer 2 year JD Program of which the T50 ones ask for LSAT. I applied to Depaul, Drexel, Richmond, Seattle Uni, SUNY Buffalo, and Syracuse and got admitted to all of them with a good scholarship. 

Now to reiterate my question: Do law school rankings really matter? My only concern is SUNY Buffalo having poor rankings. 

Hi,&nbsp;<br><br>I've been admitted to 2 Year JD Program in SUNY Buffalo as well. As a matter of fact, I am worried about the Law school's ranking. Do law school rankings really matter? There are only a handful of universities that offer 2 year JD Program of which the T50 ones ask for LSAT. I applied to Depaul, Drexel, Richmond, Seattle Uni, SUNY Buffalo, and Syracuse and got admitted to all of them with a good scholarship.&nbsp;<br><br>Now to reiterate my question: Do law school rankings really matter? My only concern is SUNY Buffalo having poor rankings.&nbsp;<br><br>
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newyear

Better look at employment statistics of the respective schools. Most of the students at these lower-tier schools are unable to find employment even after a 3 year JD. So as a foreign student with a 2 year JD, it might be even harder. An LLM at a better-ranked school in a big city might open more doors as opposed to a JD at a mediocre school. The reason they are more eager to admit students should be an alarm bell. 

Better look at employment statistics of the respective schools. Most of the students at these lower-tier schools are unable to find employment even after a 3 year JD. So as a foreign student with a 2 year JD, it might be even harder. An LLM at a better-ranked school in a big city might open more doors as opposed to a JD at a mediocre school. The reason they are more eager to admit students should be an alarm bell.&nbsp;<br><br>
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