Domestic Student LLM


Theblitz27

I have a JD from a U.S. Law School. I have applied to the LL.M. Programs at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, and Berkeley. My applications were complete in November and I have not heard anything except I was deferred by Columbia from the early admission to the regular admission cycle. Are there any other domestic applicants to these programs on here; and if so, have you heard anything?

I have a JD from a U.S. Law School. I have applied to the LL.M. Programs at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, NYU, and Berkeley. My applications were complete in November and I have not heard anything except I was deferred by Columbia from the early admission to the regular admission cycle. Are there any other domestic applicants to these programs on here; and if so, have you heard anything?
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AHG

I'm still waiting on NYU as well. I didn't apply to the others you did, but I've been accepted at Georgetown and GW, as well as a couple schools overseas. The deadline to decide for Georgetown is April 1st, and I'm worried I'll have to put my deposit down before I hear from NYU. NYU's website makes it sound as though the school decides on domestic applicants after international applicants, and after the April 1st deadline....

Best of luck to you

I'm still waiting on NYU as well. I didn't apply to the others you did, but I've been accepted at Georgetown and GW, as well as a couple schools overseas. The deadline to decide for Georgetown is April 1st, and I'm worried I'll have to put my deposit down before I hear from NYU. NYU's website makes it sound as though the school decides on domestic applicants after international applicants, and after the April 1st deadline....

Best of luck to you
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Engineer

Another domestic applicant here. Among the schools you listed, I have applied to Yale, Harvard, and Berkeley, and I have not yet received a decision from any of them.

Another domestic applicant here. Among the schools you listed, I have applied to Yale, Harvard, and Berkeley, and I have not yet received a decision from any of them.
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I'm still waiting on NYU as well. I didn't apply to the others you did, but I've been accepted at Georgetown... The deadline to decide for Georgetown is April 1st, and I'm worried I'll have to put my deposit down before I hear from NYU. NYU's website makes it sound as though the school decides on domestic applicants after international applicants, and after the April 1st deadline....

Best of luck to you


Me too! Another domestic here...I provided everything in December but my file wasn't complete until the end of Jan and still haven't heard. Although I will happily attend Georgetown the wait for NYU is killing me!

Good luck everyone.

<blockquote>I'm still waiting on NYU as well. I didn't apply to the others you did, but I've been accepted at Georgetown... The deadline to decide for Georgetown is April 1st, and I'm worried I'll have to put my deposit down before I hear from NYU. NYU's website makes it sound as though the school decides on domestic applicants after international applicants, and after the April 1st deadline....

Best of luck to you</blockquote>

Me too! Another domestic here...I provided everything in December but my file wasn't complete until the end of Jan and still haven't heard. Although I will happily attend Georgetown the wait for NYU is killing me!

Good luck everyone.
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Theblitz27

Thanks for your responses. I got the nerve up to call NYU's admission office and the woman said she did not think any--or at most--very few decisions had been made re domestic applicants. She said that because the deadline for domestic applicants is not until April 1, we will probably not have a decision until sometime in April. She asked for my name so I hope that does not mean my application gets moved to the "rejected" pile for bugging her. :) She was actually pretty nice though--nicer than I expected.

I wish I would have applied to Georgetown now.

Thanks for your responses. I got the nerve up to call NYU's admission office and the woman said she did not think any--or at most--very few decisions had been made re domestic applicants. She said that because the deadline for domestic applicants is not until April 1, we will probably not have a decision until sometime in April. She asked for my name so I hope that does not mean my application gets moved to the "rejected" pile for bugging her. :) She was actually pretty nice though--nicer than I expected.

I wish I would have applied to Georgetown now.
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AHG

This is really good to know - now I won't be nervous about checking my email for the next two weeks. Thanks for posting.

Oh yeah, I'm still waiting to hear from UVA. Did any other domestic students apply there, despite the warnings that most of their admitted students are foreign? I'm assuming I didn't get in, but it would be good to know for sure.

This is really good to know - now I won't be nervous about checking my email for the next two weeks. Thanks for posting.

Oh yeah, I'm still waiting to hear from UVA. Did any other domestic students apply there, despite the warnings that most of their admitted students are foreign? I'm assuming I didn't get in, but it would be good to know for sure.
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Sdevante

J/C what your LLM speciality will be? I've heard it's often not worthwhile for domestic students to do LLMs outside of tax specialization.

J/C what your LLM speciality will be? I've heard it's often not worthwhile for domestic students to do LLMs outside of tax specialization.

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AHG

Georgetown: Int'l Business & Economic Law
NYU: Trade law

I think a general LLM would be fairly unhelpful, but specialized ones can supposedly help you switch fields. I'm a litigator at the moment, and I'm hoping to switch to Int'l trade or corporate transactional work. Hopefully that type of work will pick up before I finish, obviously. Also, would like to teach law in the future, which an LLM can help with.

Georgetown: Int'l Business & Economic Law
NYU: Trade law

I think a general LLM would be fairly unhelpful, but specialized ones can supposedly help you switch fields. I'm a litigator at the moment, and I'm hoping to switch to Int'l trade or corporate transactional work. Hopefully that type of work will pick up before I finish, obviously. Also, would like to teach law in the future, which an LLM can help with.
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Theblitz27

If I went to NYU it would be in intellectual property. I am currently a litigator in that area. If I went elsewhere it would just be a general LL.M.

I graduated second in my class from a third tier law school and I was editor-in-chief of the law review. That does not seem to carry much weight outside of my region and I want to see if I can compete in a big pond. Frankly, it is just something I want to prove to myself. Growing up in a tiny town with 19 students in my high school graduating class I probably have an inferiority complex. I do think even a general LL.M. from a top 10 university would carry some weight though, regardless of the specialty.

If I went to NYU it would be in intellectual property. I am currently a litigator in that area. If I went elsewhere it would just be a general LL.M.

I graduated second in my class from a third tier law school and I was editor-in-chief of the law review. That does not seem to carry much weight outside of my region and I want to see if I can compete in a big pond. Frankly, it is just something I want to prove to myself. Growing up in a tiny town with 19 students in my high school graduating class I probably have an inferiority complex. I do think even a general LL.M. from a top 10 university would carry some weight though, regardless of the specialty.
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totoro

Hey, guys. I'm thinking about NYU. which program do u think would be easier to get in (comparatively), tax, trade regulation, ip or others?

Hey, guys. I'm thinking about NYU. which program do u think would be easier to get in (comparatively), tax, trade regulation, ip or others?
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Engineer

Blitz, I got good news from Berkeley last night. Hope you did too.

And to answer Sdevante's question, I am interested in becoming a law professor...very difficult to do that here unless you have a JD from one of the top 10 schools. My JD school was/is not bad, but is in the bottom half of the top 100 and some of my professors suggested an LLM from a top school (along with plenty of publications) as a way of bridging the gap. I've also been out of school practicing for about 5 years. I thought I'd apply to a few places and then see what my options are.

Blitz, I got good news from Berkeley last night. Hope you did too.

And to answer Sdevante's question, I am interested in becoming a law professor...very difficult to do that here unless you have a JD from one of the top 10 schools. My JD school was/is not bad, but is in the bottom half of the top 100 and some of my professors suggested an LLM from a top school (along with plenty of publications) as a way of bridging the gap. I've also been out of school practicing for about 5 years. I thought I'd apply to a few places and then see what my options are.
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AHG

Sorry, I have no idea which of the NYU programs is easiest to get into. Probably depends on your areas of interest, experience, and grades in relevant courses....

Sorry, I have no idea which of the NYU programs is easiest to get into. Probably depends on your areas of interest, experience, and grades in relevant courses....
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mnementh

I agree. It would depend on your level of interest and you can change it later too. Btw, there is no specific program for IP at NYU (except as part of Trade regulation).

I agree. It would depend on your level of interest and you can change it later too. Btw, there is no specific program for IP at NYU (except as part of Trade regulation).
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