Oxford/Cambridge and U.S. Academia


Does anyone have any thoughts on the benefits of a BCL/LLM from Oxford/Cambridge for someone trying to become a law professor in the U.S.? I have currently applied to the top tier LLMs in the U.S. plus Oxford and Cambridge. I would honestly prefer to go overseas, but I am going to accept the offer that would put me in the best position to teach in the States.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the benefits of a BCL/LLM from Oxford/Cambridge for someone trying to become a law professor in the U.S.? I have currently applied to the top tier LLMs in the U.S. plus Oxford and Cambridge. I would honestly prefer to go overseas, but I am going to accept the offer that would put me in the best position to teach in the States.
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nriattorne...

Many law schools like YALE and U PENN give special preference to students seeking LL.M admission because of academic interests as compared to 'practce/legal profession'. If you aim at teaching in USA, it will be better to pursue LL.M in USA.

Many law schools like YALE and U PENN give special preference to students seeking LL.M admission because of academic interests as compared to 'practce/legal profession'. If you aim at teaching in USA, it will be better to pursue LL.M in USA.
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susiee

I'm not sure an ll.m on its own would be enough to enter legal academia in the U.S. (it *might* be if you have lots of work experience) most law professors have J.Ds and the foreign ones have PhDs / J.S.Ds

I'm not sure an ll.m on its own would be enough to enter legal academia in the U.S. (it *might* be if you have lots of work experience) most law professors have J.Ds and the foreign ones have PhDs / J.S.Ds
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