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vampire
What's the average salary for a recent LL.M graduate in a top New York law firm?

-JD Cornell, LL.M Columbia-
What's the average salary for a recent LL.M graduate in a top New York law firm?

-JD Cornell, LL.M Columbia-
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olaf
I'm surprised that with a JD you don't know this. Anyway at top firms in NYC the entry level salary is generally $125.000 (some firms pay $140.000).

For more information check out www.nalpdirectory.com
I'm surprised that with a JD you don't know this. Anyway at top firms in NYC the entry level salary is generally $125.000 (some firms pay $140.000).

For more information check out www.nalpdirectory.com
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kem
I'm surprised that with a JD you don't know this. Anyway at top firms in NYC the entry level salary is generally $125.000 (some firms pay $140.000).

even if u have received JD in non-english speaking country, but hold US or UK LLM -is it possible to earn 140 000 $ ?
<blockquote>I'm surprised that with a JD you don't know this. Anyway at top firms in NYC the entry level salary is generally $125.000 (some firms pay $140.000).

even if u have received JD in non-english speaking country, but hold US or UK LLM -is it possible to earn 140 000 $ ?
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vampire
I thought that a LL.M degree would increase my salary and employability but I was wrong.
I thought that a LL.M degree would increase my salary and employability but I was wrong.
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jzodda
Your post has intrigued me, in that you say it has not made you any more employable then before.

This leads me to ask the question. Except for people who want to teach or for folks going on to the doctorate in law what is the advantage of the LLM program?

Now I am not talking about the foreign folks either, because its obvious why they would want to do only 1 year as opposed to 3 years in law school but what about folks who have a J.D. from a US law school?

Where exactly would an LLM help you out? The New York City marketplace is very competitive and I knew a few people who were going to do LLM because they did not make law review and thought an LLM would compensate for that. Would you agree? Or do you think a potential employer would not care?
Your post has intrigued me, in that you say it has not made you any more employable then before.

This leads me to ask the question. Except for people who want to teach or for folks going on to the doctorate in law what is the advantage of the LLM program?

Now I am not talking about the foreign folks either, because its obvious why they would want to do only 1 year as opposed to 3 years in law school but what about folks who have a J.D. from a US law school?

Where exactly would an LLM help you out? The New York City marketplace is very competitive and I knew a few people who were going to do LLM because they did not make law review and thought an LLM would compensate for that. Would you agree? Or do you think a potential employer would not care?
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vampire
You're right about the link between LL.M and law review. I didn't make law review so I worked for two years in a fairly small, mid-sized law firm and thought that LL.M would increase my possibilities finding a better job with the big boys in N.Y or at least get me a raise. I'm still working at the same place and haven't heard anything from the bigger firms. I think it really was a waste of money but not necessarily waste of time. The marketplace is extremely competitive like u said and my opinion is that you don't need LL.M if you are U.S citizen and you have J.D. All that matters is your grades, law review and contacts.
You're right about the link between LL.M and law review. I didn't make law review so I worked for two years in a fairly small, mid-sized law firm and thought that LL.M would increase my possibilities finding a better job with the big boys in N.Y or at least get me a raise. I'm still working at the same place and haven't heard anything from the bigger firms. I think it really was a waste of money but not necessarily waste of time. The marketplace is extremely competitive like u said and my opinion is that you don't need LL.M if you are U.S citizen and you have J.D. All that matters is your grades, law review and contacts.
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