Transfer from LLM to JD at DUKE...Help!


Aug12

Hey guys, I have been admitted to the Duke LL.M and will be attending in the Fall. I was wondering if anyone knows someone who has successfully transfered from the LL.M to the JD. Also is the LSAT required, besides great LL.M grades.

Hey guys, I have been admitted to the Duke LL.M and will be attending in the Fall. I was wondering if anyone knows someone who has successfully transfered from the LL.M to the JD. Also is the LSAT required, besides great LL.M grades.
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Hi Aug 12,

I am finishing my LL.M at Duke, the experience here is amazing. However, the transfer process is very difficult. I mean, you will need about 3,7 to get your admission into the JD. I am trying to get the admission as well, my first semester GPA was 3,4 and I am waiting what happen on this second semester. I only met one person who made it, it is a chinese girl who has been living here for 4 years and her GPA in the LLM was 3.7, something like that, also she got her transfer two years ago and she told me that nobody else got the transfer. The point is that you should be prepared to be probably the best or be in the top 3 from the LL.M's in order to get the admission. If your plans are definitely to be transfered into a JD program, I would consider these facts.

Regarding the other questions, the LSAT is not required but you will need a 3,7 of GPA. Believe me, it is not easy to get a 3,7. You should try to get very easy courses. Otherwise, you will not make it. Even the JDs do not get this kind of scores. I am not trying to discourage you, I am just realistic with their requirements and with the score system of the professors here. However, If you are pretty smart and you will just study all the time during your LL.M here you will make it for sure.

Hope this information have been helpful. If you have any question, just shoot me a msg on this board.

Regards,

Hi Aug 12,

I am finishing my LL.M at Duke, the experience here is amazing. However, the transfer process is very difficult. I mean, you will need about 3,7 to get your admission into the JD. I am trying to get the admission as well, my first semester GPA was 3,4 and I am waiting what happen on this second semester. I only met one person who made it, it is a chinese girl who has been living here for 4 years and her GPA in the LLM was 3.7, something like that, also she got her transfer two years ago and she told me that nobody else got the transfer. The point is that you should be prepared to be probably the best or be in the top 3 from the LL.M's in order to get the admission. If your plans are definitely to be transfered into a JD program, I would consider these facts.

Regarding the other questions, the LSAT is not required but you will need a 3,7 of GPA. Believe me, it is not easy to get a 3,7. You should try to get very easy courses. Otherwise, you will not make it. Even the JDs do not get this kind of scores. I am not trying to discourage you, I am just realistic with their requirements and with the score system of the professors here. However, If you are pretty smart and you will just study all the time during your LL.M here you will make it for sure.

Hope this information have been helpful. If you have any question, just shoot me a msg on this board.

Regards,
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I think that I already answer your questions, but the only person that I met that made the transfer was a chinese girl three years ago. Since then nobody had been accepted.

I think that I already answer your questions, but the only person that I met that made the transfer was a chinese girl three years ago. Since then nobody had been accepted.
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Aug12

Hi Ceballos_lm,

Thanks alot for your insight into what it takes. Am excited to hear from someone working toward the same thing. This is very helpful information. Is there a way I can reach you maybe by email so I can get more details? What classes are you currently taking?

Thanks

Hi Ceballos_lm,

Thanks alot for your insight into what it takes. Am excited to hear from someone working toward the same thing. This is very helpful information. Is there a way I can reach you maybe by email so I can get more details? What classes are you currently taking?

Thanks
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zakatala

Dear Ceballos_lm

Can you please advise in which year of JD do they normally admit the LLM transferee ? In other words, how many years do you have to study after getting admitted into the JD as an LLM transferee? Also, what happens to the LLM degree - do they issue it along with a JD degre or not?

Dear Ceballos_lm

Can you please advise in which year of JD do they normally admit the LLM transferee ? In other words, how many years do you have to study after getting admitted into the JD as an LLM transferee? Also, what happens to the LLM degree - do they issue it along with a JD degre or not?
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richardcjy

Hello,

Duke will not issue the LLM if you transfer to JD. You will atart as a 2L, but need to take those 1L courses.

2 Students of LLM 09 transfered into JD. Before them, the last one is LLM 06, and she has like 3.9 for her LLM year.

FYR.

Hello,

Duke will not issue the LLM if you transfer to JD. You will atart as a 2L, but need to take those 1L courses.

2 Students of LLM 09 transfered into JD. Before them, the last one is LLM 06, and she has like 3.9 for her LLM year.

FYR.
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Aug12

Hi richardcjy,

So the two people who transfered did not recieve their LL.M's wow.... Also is there any other advice you would give to someone seeking to transfer?

Hi richardcjy,

So the two people who transfered did not recieve their LL.M's wow.... Also is there any other advice you would give to someone seeking to transfer?
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