JD or LLM


Esraa
I am totally lost. I have both american and Egyptian citizenship. I got my Master Degree in International & European business Law from University of Paris I based in Cairo , Egypt. I really want to move to the US and continue my studies there. So Am i supposed to opt for LLM or JD? Does LLM make me eligible to sit for bar exam and get a job in the US or will i have less chances as i heard rumors that they prefer to hire people having a JD degree.

Thank you
I am totally lost. I have both american and Egyptian citizenship. I got my Master Degree in International & European business Law from University of Paris I based in Cairo , Egypt. I really want to move to the US and continue my studies there. So Am i supposed to opt for LLM or JD? Does LLM make me eligible to sit for bar exam and get a job in the US or will i have less chances as i heard rumors that they prefer to hire people having a JD degree.

Thank you
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chicken so...
Typically, if you are looking to work as a lawyer in the US, you're going to want to take a JD program (first).

An LLM may or may not help you become eligible to sit for a bar exam, depending on a lot of factors (some states' bars will allow you to submit your foreign qualifications before taking the test.)

However, to some degree finding a job won't *only* be about becoming eligible for - and passing - the bar. It will be about building a network and going through the tried-and-true law firm recruiting funnels (ie a top schools' JD program) instead.
Typically, if you are looking to work as a lawyer in the US, you're going to want to take a JD program (first).

An LLM may or may not help you become eligible to sit for a bar exam, depending on a lot of factors (some states' bars will allow you to submit your foreign qualifications before taking the test.)

However, to some degree finding a job won't *only* be about becoming eligible for - and passing - the bar. It will be about building a network and going through the tried-and-true law firm recruiting funnels (ie a top schools' JD program) instead.
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