LLM or JD. help please!!


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Hi everyone!
I want to work in US after doing LLM or JD.
I couldn’t decide between these two options;
LLM in Duke University ( which is very prestigious university in US) or JD in Wake Forest University.
Which one would be best decision for me?
I know , JD would be beneficial for me but i have money issues.
Also i think about transfer to JD from LLM. If i do that, i can not work as a summer intern. I mean i can not use opportunities of JD.
Please help me

Hi everyone!
I want to work in US after doing LLM or JD.
I couldn’t decide between these two options;
LLM in Duke University ( which is very prestigious university in US) or JD in Wake Forest University.
Which one would be best decision for me?
I know , JD would be beneficial for me but i have money issues.
Also i think about transfer to JD from LLM. If i do that, i can not work as a summer intern. I mean i can not use opportunities of JD.
Please help me
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If you are trying to work in the U.S., a JD is definitely viewed upon more  more favorably than the LLM. The JD is a much more intensive program of study (3 years in most cases) and will best equip you to practice law in the U.S. LLM's are fine as well, but are often seen as inferior to the JD. From what I have seen, an LLM puts you at a disadvantage in the U.S. job market when you are competing with JD-qualified lawyers. Of course, you have to do what is best for you -- given your financial circumstances, career goals, etc -- that is just some of my advice.

One other note, I definitely think LLMs are great if you practice law in your native country but deal with international clients (from the U.S. for example).

If you are trying to work in the U.S., a JD is definitely viewed upon more &nbsp;more favorably than the LLM. The JD is a much more intensive program of study (3 years in most cases) and will best equip you to practice law in the U.S. LLM's are fine as well, but are often seen as inferior to the JD. From what I have seen, an LLM puts you at a disadvantage in the U.S. job market when you are competing with JD-qualified lawyers. Of course, you have to do what is best for you -- given your financial circumstances, career goals, etc -- that is just some of my advice.<br><br>One other note, I definitely think LLMs are great if you practice law in your native country but deal with international clients (from the U.S. for example).
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