LLM in the US


Cangal
Hi,
I am a Canadian, but would like to do my undergrad LLB in India, because of the huge costs in Canada.

I plan to complete my LLM or enroll into further studies in the USA and was wondering if my LLB degree from India, would be accepted by the Institutions in the US?

Any previous LLB graduates from India, please forward any information that would be helpful to me:
1: about your LLB studies experience in India
2: which are the most reputable Universities in India?
3: Universities that accepted your LLB degree in the US?

Thanks, look forward and appreciate replies from anyone on this forum.
my email: bbotticelli18@gmail.com
Hi,
I am a Canadian, but would like to do my undergrad LLB in India, because of the huge costs in Canada.

I plan to complete my LLM or enroll into further studies in the USA and was wondering if my LLB degree from India, would be accepted by the Institutions in the US?

Any previous LLB graduates from India, please forward any information that would be helpful to me:
1: about your LLB studies experience in India
2: which are the most reputable Universities in India?
3: Universities that accepted your LLB degree in the US?

Thanks, look forward and appreciate replies from anyone on this forum.
my email: bbotticelli18@gmail.com
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Cangal
Wow!

206 views 0 replies. guess no support here
Wow!

206 views 0 replies. guess no support here
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Alain
Generally, US law schools will accept an Indian LLB as a foreign law degree. Many Indian LLBs enroll in US LLM programs every year.

Re LLB in India you should post your query in the Asia forum. As far as I know, National Law School and Delhi University are the most reputed schools in India.

Here's some more information: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/47081
Generally, US law schools will accept an Indian LLB as a foreign law degree. Many Indian LLBs enroll in US LLM programs every year.

Re LLB in India you should post your query in the Asia forum. As far as I know, National Law School and Delhi University are the most reputed schools in India.

Here's some more information: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/47081

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Of course, if you wish to practice law in the USA permanently, you should really get a JD and forget the whole Indian LLB degree.
Of course, if you wish to practice law in the USA permanently, you should really get a JD and forget the whole Indian LLB degree.
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Alain
I agree.
I agree.
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Hey,

I myself am an LLB from the UK, however I am currently a practicing lawyer in India - and work alongside some of the finest law graduates of the country.

The best law schools in india most certainly are from the eight 'National Law Schools' including, inter alia, NLS - Bangalore, NALSAR-Hyderabad, NUJS-Kolkata & NLIU-Jodhpur (In that specific order). I personally would not recommend Delhi University (even though the law school is good), for its supposed to be extremely political.

If you're looking at things from purely a 'financial' view point - then an LLB from India would be just as worthy as a JD from US. However, you will have to consider certain limitations of an Indian law degree. After an indian LLB, you would not automatically be eligible to appear for the NY Bar and it would require a US llm. Furthermore, India has just been taken off the QLST list in the UK, and your degree will not hold validity in case you wish to work in the UK (the rules might change again, but its still worth considering).

Although, I personally know atleast fifty LLB's from National Law School, Bangalore itself who have done their llm's in various Ivy Leagues - so where you get the degree from will never be a hindrance in going to colleges such as Harvard/Columbia.

I' hope I don't sound prejudiced here (or like i'm doing PR :-)) Just conveying what I really think. My LSE undergrad honestly doesn't seem worth the investment now, when I could have gotten the same job/llm at 1/10th the cost :-)
Hey,

I myself am an LLB from the UK, however I am currently a practicing lawyer in India - and work alongside some of the finest law graduates of the country.

The best law schools in india most certainly are from the eight 'National Law Schools' including, inter alia, NLS - Bangalore, NALSAR-Hyderabad, NUJS-Kolkata & NLIU-Jodhpur (In that specific order). I personally would not recommend Delhi University (even though the law school is good), for its supposed to be extremely political.

If you're looking at things from purely a 'financial' view point - then an LLB from India would be just as worthy as a JD from US. However, you will have to consider certain limitations of an Indian law degree. After an indian LLB, you would not automatically be eligible to appear for the NY Bar and it would require a US llm. Furthermore, India has just been taken off the QLST list in the UK, and your degree will not hold validity in case you wish to work in the UK (the rules might change again, but its still worth considering).

Although, I personally know atleast fifty LLB's from National Law School, Bangalore itself who have done their llm's in various Ivy Leagues - so where you get the degree from will never be a hindrance in going to colleges such as Harvard/Columbia.

I' hope I don't sound prejudiced here (or like i'm doing PR :-)) Just conveying what I really think. My LSE undergrad honestly doesn't seem worth the investment now, when I could have gotten the same job/llm at 1/10th the cost :-)
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