LLM first and then JD


When does it make sense to take up an LLM in tax first before taking up a JD second?

When does it make sense to take up an LLM in tax first before taking up a JD second?
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If you’re getting an LLM in tax in the US, you should probably already have a JD or LLB. If you’re looking to get hired by a prestigious firm, I guess yes a JD transfer might be good but you can find work with an LLM and a law license in the US. A smaller firm may hire you, or you can just start your own firm. If you’re an attorney even without an LLM in tax, you can enroll as a registered agent with the IRS and prepare tax returns in addition to finding your own clients for tax cases.

[Edited by jwpetterchak on Apr 25, 2020]

If you’re getting an LLM in tax in the US, you should probably already have a JD or LLB. If you’re looking to get hired by a prestigious firm, I guess yes a JD transfer might be good but you can find work with an LLM and a law license in the US. A smaller firm may hire you, or you can just start your own firm. If you’re an attorney even without an LLM in tax, you can enroll as a registered agent with the IRS and prepare tax returns in addition to finding your own clients for tax cases.
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