LLM to JD


JC1921
Hey all,

I am currently an LLM student in the UK after I received my BA in the US. I am looking to go back to the US and get my JD in the upcoming months, however, I have a quick question that I am hoping someone can answer.

Looking around at schools advanced standing two-year/foreign lawyer programs, would I be eligible to transfer/apply to schools for such a route? I do not have an LLB, so I am questing if that makes me ineligible. Any advice would be extremely appreciated.
Hey all,

I am currently an LLM student in the UK after I received my BA in the US. I am looking to go back to the US and get my JD in the upcoming months, however, I have a quick question that I am hoping someone can answer.

Looking around at schools advanced standing two-year/foreign lawyer programs, would I be eligible to transfer/apply to schools for such a route? I do not have an LLB, so I am questing if that makes me ineligible. Any advice would be extremely appreciated.
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Wavshrdr
I am not 100% certain but most schools require you to have a LLB for advanced standing for the JD. One of the better schools for this would be University of Iowa. According to them you must have a basic legal education outside of the US. I am not sure if the LLM would meet that requirement. Reach out to them and ask. They would likely be a good indicator. I spoke with them before and there were very helpful. Probably the highest ranked accelerated JD program. They are a Tier 1 school so not a bad option. Might not help you get a job in LA but probably good for Minneapolis, Chicago or St. Louis...
I am not 100% certain but most schools require you to have a LLB for advanced standing for the JD. One of the better schools for this would be University of Iowa. According to them you must have a basic legal education outside of the US. I am not sure if the LLM would meet that requirement. Reach out to them and ask. They would likely be a good indicator. I spoke with them before and there were very helpful. Probably the highest ranked accelerated JD program. They are a Tier 1 school so not a bad option. Might not help you get a job in LA but probably good for Minneapolis, Chicago or St. Louis...
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