Georgetown LL.M. Summer Experience


Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?

[Edited by laurapalmer on Mar 29, 2019]

Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?
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Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?

I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.

[Edited by 4low4WhiteRabbit on Mar 29, 2019]

[quote]Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?[/quote]
I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.
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Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?

I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.


Exactly, 5k and having to be there mid of July seem like a huge con to me.
English is not a problem whatsoever, but I wonder whether those 5 credits really make it "easier" in terms of class work during the year or not...

[Edited by laurapalmer on Mar 29, 2019]

[quote][quote]Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?[/quote]
I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.[/quote]

Exactly, 5k and having to be there mid of July seem like a huge con to me.
English is not a problem whatsoever, but I wonder whether those 5 credits really make it "easier" in terms of class work during the year or not...
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Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?

I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.


Exactly, 5k and having to be there mid of July seem like a huge con to me.
English is not a problem whatsoever, but I wonder whether those 5 credits really make it "easier" in terms of class work during the year or not...


I am on the same boat :) and still thinking about GT and Summer program. If you would like to sit for the BAR you will need some courses and it will reduce the number of credits for your specialization.
[quote][quote][quote]Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?[/quote]
I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.[/quote]

Exactly, 5k and having to be there mid of July seem like a huge con to me.
English is not a problem whatsoever, but I wonder whether those 5 credits really make it "easier" in terms of class work during the year or not...[/quote]

I am on the same boat :) and still thinking about GT and Summer program. If you would like to sit for the BAR you will need some courses and it will reduce the number of credits for your specialization.
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I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.


Exactly, 5k and having to be there mid of July seem like a huge con to me.
English is not a problem whatsoever, but I wonder whether those 5 credits really make it "easier" in terms of class work during the year or not...


I am on the same boat :) and still thinking about GT and Summer program. If you would like to sit for the BAR you will need some courses and it will reduce the number of credits for your specialization.


I plan to sit for the BAR and am aware of the requirements for such, however, I wonder whether taking the courses during the semester increase the work load significantly or not. I will need to publish and plan to do an externship, hence, makes me wonder whether I should invest money and most importantly time (=leaving my cases at work sooner etc) in the summer program....:)

[Edited by laurapalmer on Mar 29, 2019]

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?[/quote]
I think that it costs a lot. I believe it is the most expensive summer program!
At the same time, it gives you an additional 5 credits to take during your LLM year.
And if your english is not fluent such program provides you an opportunity to prepare yourself before the Fall term. You will have free time to discover the city, which could be insufficient during the general LLM program.[/quote]

Exactly, 5k and having to be there mid of July seem like a huge con to me.
English is not a problem whatsoever, but I wonder whether those 5 credits really make it "easier" in terms of class work during the year or not...[/quote]

I am on the same boat :) and still thinking about GT and Summer program. If you would like to sit for the BAR you will need some courses and it will reduce the number of credits for your specialization.[/quote]

I plan to sit for the BAR and am aware of the requirements for such, however, I wonder whether taking the courses during the semester increase the work load significantly or not. I will need to publish and plan to do an externship, hence, makes me wonder whether I should invest money and most importantly time (=leaving my cases at work sooner etc) in the summer program....:)
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Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?


I think it does provide a lot of flexibility, because those are 2 mandatory courses for the Bar that you would not be taking during the academic year.

I don't think not taking the summer experience increases the work load significantly during the academic year, however, you should take into consideration that you can take other courses in their replacement, which allow you to take more courses in the field you are specializing.
[quote]Is it worth it? Does it really allow "more flexibility in course selection during the academic year" or is it more of a marketing pitch?[/quote]

I think it does provide a lot of flexibility, because those are 2 mandatory courses for the Bar that you would not be taking during the academic year.

I don't think not taking the summer experience increases the work load significantly during the academic year, however, you should take into consideration that you can take other courses in their replacement, which allow you to take more courses in the field you are specializing.
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ss09
From former georgetown LLM alumnis, I gather the program is helpful - especially for tax LLM students, who have a considerable work load during the semesters and need to take a few extra credits to be eligible for the NY bar.. On a side note, I am trying to look for a roommate and/ or a place to rent in DC (preferably walking distance from the law school)- looking to shift in around 10/11th July onwards. If anyone is interested /knows of any vacancy , please message me and let me know. Thanks in advance :)
From former georgetown LLM alumnis, I gather the program is helpful - especially for tax LLM students, who have a considerable work load during the semesters and need to take a few extra credits to be eligible for the NY bar.. On a side note, I am trying to look for a roommate and/ or a place to rent in DC (preferably walking distance from the law school)- looking to shift in around 10/11th July onwards. If anyone is interested /knows of any vacancy , please message me and let me know. Thanks in advance :)
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