Question for LLM alumni/students at top US law schools


Hi,

So, I am a law graduate from a CEE country. I am currently working as a lawyer and by the time I apply for an LLM in the US I will have had approx. 2 years of practical experience (or 3, it depends). I have the equivalent of a first class degree and I also have some publications and mooting experience under my belt.

I would like to ask the more experienced of you what do you recommend that I do in order to increase my chances to be accepted at leading US universities (think Harvard, Stanford or Columbia)? Should I continue publishing, wait to gain more practical experience (or both), etc.? Do you have any other advice? I have been preparing for this step for the past few years and any advice would be very welcome!

Cheers
Hi,

So, I am a law graduate from a CEE country. I am currently working as a lawyer and by the time I apply for an LLM in the US I will have had approx. 2 years of practical experience (or 3, it depends). I have the equivalent of a first class degree and I also have some publications and mooting experience under my belt.

I would like to ask the more experienced of you what do you recommend that I do in order to increase my chances to be accepted at leading US universities (think Harvard, Stanford or Columbia)? Should I continue publishing, wait to gain more practical experience (or both), etc.? Do you have any other advice? I have been preparing for this step for the past few years and any advice would be very welcome!

Cheers
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fyodor
Hey, I believe it really does depend on the school and program you are applying to. If you're into a heavily academic program, then focus on that. Otherwise, a well-rounded curriculum (ie. good grades, few academics, some professional experience) should do it.
Hey, I believe it really does depend on the school and program you are applying to. If you're into a heavily academic program, then focus on that. Otherwise, a well-rounded curriculum (ie. good grades, few academics, some professional experience) should do it.
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