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shopaholic

Thank you!!


Thank you!!
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visa

Hi, Momolon. While I have questions very similar questions to yours, I don't have the answers. So thanks for raising the topics.

I can share information from a talk last week with a person at Penn Law. He said they now accept "Joint LLM/SJD" applications, meaning that if you are accepted you can know at the start off of your LLM studies that you will be able to begin your SJD immediately afterwards. I think some other top 20 schools may have the same program, but I don't know.

Hi, Momolon. While I have questions very similar questions to yours, I don't have the answers. So thanks for raising the topics.

I can share information from a talk last week with a person at Penn Law. He said they now accept "Joint LLM/SJD" applications, meaning that if you are accepted you can know at the start off of your LLM studies that you will be able to begin your SJD immediately afterwards. I think some other top 20 schools may have the same program, but I don't know.
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exbcler

I can try answering at least one of your questions. I was up at NYU in April and managed to speak to a couple of Faculty.

1. I know that NYU offers excellent programs for international law. However, what are the chances of being admitted to the SJD program in NYU after completing LLM at the same school? Is it possible to get into a SJD after fininshing LLM in a different school?


Quite simply, no. I asked the same question and was told the same thing. Your best bet at getting ino the NYU JSD program is as a candidate on the LLM-JSD in International Law track. I am sure there are non-IL JSDs too, but the NYU JSD program is small, and extremely competitive, and for good reason. It's structured, and very generous with funding--they essentially pay you for doing a JSD. I was told that NYU has had to turn away excellent candidates from other law schools because preference is (rightly) given to NYU candidates.

3. Would I still be able to take the NY bar exam if I do a LLM in International Legal Studies at NYU rather than a general course LLM?


I don't see why not, but perhaps others on this board know better.

HTH.

I can try answering at least one of your questions. I was up at NYU in April and managed to speak to a couple of Faculty.

<blockquote>1. I know that NYU offers excellent programs for international law. However, what are the chances of being admitted to the SJD program in NYU after completing LLM at the same school? Is it possible to get into a SJD after fininshing LLM in a different school? </blockquote>

Quite simply, no. I asked the same question and was told the same thing. Your best bet at getting ino the NYU JSD program is as a candidate on the LLM-JSD in International Law track. I am sure there are non-IL JSDs too, but the NYU JSD program is small, and extremely competitive, and for good reason. It's structured, and very generous with funding--they essentially pay you for doing a JSD. I was told that NYU has had to turn away excellent candidates from other law schools because preference is (rightly) given to NYU candidates.

<blockquote>3. Would I still be able to take the NY bar exam if I do a LLM in International Legal Studies at NYU rather than a general course LLM?</blockquote>

I don't see why not, but perhaps others on this board know better.

HTH.
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shopaholic

Thank U!

Thank U!
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exbcler

Thanks for the kind reply.. Um..then if I would be accepted to the LLM-SJD course, (I know that it's a non-guaranteed acceptance to SJD), is there a great chance of getting into the SJD program? Or do you think it wise to just apply to LLM at a lower ranked schools where they would more easily accept candidates into their SJD courses( I don't even know if there is such a school ^^;)?


Well, you need to ask yourself why you want to do a JSD (it's called the "JSD" at NYU, though there are other places that call it the "SJD") or a doctoral-level degree. Do you want to teach? Where do you want to teach? If you are a foreign lawyer who wants to teach in the United States, I think your chances of getting a good teaching job are minimal with a 3rd or 4th tier doctoral degree. Why don't you speak to other law teachers from your country to see what your best options are? It's very hard to give advice specific to your situation on this board.

If you have contacts on the NYU Law School Faculty, you may wish to write to them for a chat as well.

<blockquote>Thanks for the kind reply.. Um..then if I would be accepted to the LLM-SJD course, (I know that it's a non-guaranteed acceptance to SJD), is there a great chance of getting into the SJD program? Or do you think it wise to just apply to LLM at a lower ranked schools where they would more easily accept candidates into their SJD courses( I don't even know if there is such a school ^^;)? </blockquote>

Well, you need to ask yourself why you want to do a JSD (it's called the "JSD" at NYU, though there are other places that call it the "SJD") or a doctoral-level degree. Do you want to teach? Where do you want to teach? If you are a foreign lawyer who wants to teach in the United States, I think your chances of getting a good teaching job are minimal with a 3rd or 4th tier doctoral degree. Why don't you speak to other law teachers from your country to see what your best options are? It's very hard to give advice specific to your situation on this board.

If you have contacts on the NYU Law School Faculty, you may wish to write to them for a chat as well.
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shopaholic

Thnx

Thnx
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visa

Who in the corporate law field do you think would be a good faculty member at NYU to contact? Can you do this program in Singapore?

Who in the corporate law field do you think would be a good faculty member at NYU to contact? Can you do this program in Singapore?
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exbcler

Who in the corporate law field do you think would be a good faculty member at NYU to contact? Can you do this program in Singapore?


Sorry, not a corporate lawyer so I don't have any contacts. As for the NYU@NUS program, you might want to have a look on the NYU website. It's pretty comprehensive.

<blockquote>Who in the corporate law field do you think would be a good faculty member at NYU to contact? Can you do this program in Singapore?</blockquote>

Sorry, not a corporate lawyer so I don't have any contacts. As for the NYU@NUS program, you might want to have a look on the NYU website. It's pretty comprehensive.
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