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Hii
I am a 27 year old law graduate who has passed my law in the year 2012. After having practised independently for the most of my career, I feel i have saved enough money to at least reduce the burden off my family while applying for the student loan.

A few things I would like to mention about myself are:-

1. I have always been an average to above average student. I think I barely secured 60 percent average during my LLB ( 5 years integrated BA LLB Hons)
2. I have a rich experience in dealing with a variety of cases and a pretty good win/settlement ratio in most of the cases I have dealt with. I have practised before the Delhi High Court as well as various trial courts across the country.
3. I have done a substantial amount of parliamentary debating during my college along with one moot court. My team finished first in one of the tournaments and was a quarterfinalist in another.
4, I also carry a large number of accolades in debating/ extempore/theatre from my school days.

I want to know the following:-

a) Considering my age and my credentials(limited) which are the best universities in the US that I should be applying to? Practical answers would be appreicated
b) Would an LLM benefit me more or would I be better off with a JD? I intend to stay back and hopefully one day get to practise as an attorney in the USA.
c) Any other guidance that any of the readers could provide me....

Thanks a lot
Hii
I am a 27 year old law graduate who has passed my law in the year 2012. After having practised independently for the most of my career, I feel i have saved enough money to at least reduce the burden off my family while applying for the student loan.

A few things I would like to mention about myself are:-

1. I have always been an average to above average student. I think I barely secured 60 percent average during my LLB ( 5 years integrated BA LLB Hons)
2. I have a rich experience in dealing with a variety of cases and a pretty good win/settlement ratio in most of the cases I have dealt with. I have practised before the Delhi High Court as well as various trial courts across the country.
3. I have done a substantial amount of parliamentary debating during my college along with one moot court. My team finished first in one of the tournaments and was a quarterfinalist in another.
4, I also carry a large number of accolades in debating/ extempore/theatre from my school days.

I want to know the following:-

a) Considering my age and my credentials(limited) which are the best universities in the US that I should be applying to? Practical answers would be appreicated
b) Would an LLM benefit me more or would I be better off with a JD? I intend to stay back and hopefully one day get to practise as an attorney in the USA.
c) Any other guidance that any of the readers could provide me....

Thanks a lot
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chicken so...
b) Would an LLM benefit me more or would I be better off with a JD? I intend to stay back and hopefully one day get to practise as an attorney in the USA.

Typically, the JD and then a bar exam is the main route to practicing law. However, one of the big issues is that a JD generally takes three years to complete - at that point you'll be over 30 and in all honesty, a bit older than most people that law firms hire straight out of school.

It's possible to take an LLM and then do a bar exam in some states as well, but, as you'll read in many discussions here, it's a tough market in the US, even for domestic lawyers. International attorneys looking to move to the US have it even harder. In fact, many international lawyers use the LLM to get a "brand name" on their resume and then go back to their home countries. Check this article:

https://llm-guide.com/articles/post-llm-career-focus-the-us-job-market

And browse the boards here, this thread for example:

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/jobs-after-llm-96058

... other possibilities might include jobs not in law firms, or jobs where you're not actively practicing as a lawyer. So, maybe legal research gigs or consultant work, etc.
[quote]b) Would an LLM benefit me more or would I be better off with a JD? I intend to stay back and hopefully one day get to practise as an attorney in the USA.[/quote]
Typically, the JD and then a bar exam is the main route to practicing law. However, one of the big issues is that a JD generally takes three years to complete - at that point you'll be over 30 and in all honesty, a bit older than most people that law firms hire straight out of school.

It's possible to take an LLM and then do a bar exam in some states as well, but, as you'll read in many discussions here, it's a tough market in the US, even for domestic lawyers. International attorneys looking to move to the US have it even harder. In fact, many international lawyers use the LLM to get a "brand name" on their resume and then go back to their home countries. Check this article:

https://llm-guide.com/articles/post-llm-career-focus-the-us-job-market

And browse the boards here, this thread for example:

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/jobs-after-llm-96058

... other possibilities might include jobs not in law firms, or jobs where you're not actively practicing as a lawyer. So, maybe legal research gigs or consultant work, etc.
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