transferring from LL.M to JD


luna
Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer from LL.M to JD? (especially NYU or Georgetown)
Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer from LL.M to JD? (especially NYU or Georgetown)
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MJ
Hi,
I am not sure about NYU and Georgetown (I don't believe so) - but Northwestern has a J.D. program for foreigners. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed. I think there are about 5 programs in the U.S. that grants J.Ds to foreigners. Just do an internet search. Hope this helps.
Hi,
I am not sure about NYU and Georgetown (I don't believe so) - but Northwestern has a J.D. program for foreigners. Unfortunately, the deadline has passed. I think there are about 5 programs in the U.S. that grants J.Ds to foreigners. Just do an internet search. Hope this helps.
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ipforme
as far as i know, that is impossible.

LLMs are considered to be a graduate law degree -- a law degree you get AFTER you get a JD (in the US) or the equivilant overseas. and LLM programs for foreign students are considered kind of a supplment to whatever legal education they already got in their home country. it's an intro to American law. and it doesn't even cover what a JD does in the US for domestic students.

law schools are not going to admit foreign foreign applicants in a LLM program to an American JD program -- it's not the way the system works. you'd have to apply to a American JD program and be accepted and complete the 3 year program. a LLM for foreign students is not the same or in any way equivilant to a JD education from what i understand. good luck.
as far as i know, that is impossible.

LLMs are considered to be a graduate law degree -- a law degree you get AFTER you get a JD (in the US) or the equivilant overseas. and LLM programs for foreign students are considered kind of a supplment to whatever legal education they already got in their home country. it's an intro to American law. and it doesn't even cover what a JD does in the US for domestic students.

law schools are not going to admit foreign foreign applicants in a LLM program to an American JD program -- it's not the way the system works. you'd have to apply to a American JD program and be accepted and complete the 3 year program. a LLM for foreign students is not the same or in any way equivilant to a JD education from what i understand. good luck.
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Yuan
Hi...everyone:)
I think it's possible to transfer from LL.M to JD, because some of my professors transfered when they studied in US.
(They had a high grades in LL.M then aplied JD)
I also heared that NYU could do so but I am not sure.Maybe you can try to check in their wedsite.
Good luck!
Hi...everyone:)
I think it's possible to transfer from LL.M to JD, because some of my professors transfered when they studied in US.
(They had a high grades in LL.M then aplied JD)
I also heared that NYU could do so but I am not sure.Maybe you can try to check in their wedsite.
Good luck!
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MJ
Hi everyone,
Please check:
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/graduate/jd2.html

It reads: "Northwestern is one of the first law schools in the country to offer a Two-Year JD program for foreign-educated attorneys. Students who are admitted to the program receive one year of credit for their foreign law degree. Two-Year JD students must complete the required coursework for JD students during their first year. The second year is spent taking elective courses. Two-Year JD students are completely integrated with American students in our regular JD program. Graduates of the Two-Year JD program will receive a Juris Doctor degree, making them eligible to take the bar examination in any U.S. state. "

Hope this helps. = )
Hi everyone,
Please check:
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/graduate/jd2.html

It reads: "Northwestern is one of the first law schools in the country to offer a Two-Year JD program for foreign-educated attorneys. Students who are admitted to the program receive one year of credit for their foreign law degree. Two-Year JD students must complete the required coursework for JD students during their first year. The second year is spent taking elective courses. Two-Year JD students are completely integrated with American students in our regular JD program. Graduates of the Two-Year JD program will receive a Juris Doctor degree, making them eligible to take the bar examination in any U.S. state. "

Hope this helps. = )
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MJ
Hi,
I think you have to take the "LSAT" though.

A friend of mine (foreign student) finished his LLM this year from a very prestigious law school and decided he wanted a J.D. He took the LSAT, prepared his application, and applied to Northwestern. Unfortunately, he got rejected. He told me that the program is very competitive, and only a handful of exeptional students get in. Another friend of mine has done some research and she told me that she will apply next year. She mentioned UPenn, UTexas, Southwestern (in California), and KansasUniversity. I don't know about the other schools just mentioned, but here is the link for KU:

http://www.ku.edu/cgiwrap/kulaw/academics/foreign_lawyers.php

Cheers!
Hi,
I think you have to take the "LSAT" though.

A friend of mine (foreign student) finished his LLM this year from a very prestigious law school and decided he wanted a J.D. He took the LSAT, prepared his application, and applied to Northwestern. Unfortunately, he got rejected. He told me that the program is very competitive, and only a handful of exeptional students get in. Another friend of mine has done some research and she told me that she will apply next year. She mentioned UPenn, UTexas, Southwestern (in California), and KansasUniversity. I don't know about the other schools just mentioned, but here is the link for KU:

http://www.ku.edu/cgiwrap/kulaw/academics/foreign_lawyers.php

Cheers!

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luna
thank you all of you out there. i was just curious because a friend of mine made connections at the faculty and managed to transfer from LLM to JD at a law school in DC. (not Georgetown though). I presume it would be virtually impossible at places at prestigious law schools like NYU and GT where I have been accepted for the LL.M...wasn't expecting good news, but just wanted to ask just in case there were any miracle stories!
thank you all of you out there. i was just curious because a friend of mine made connections at the faculty and managed to transfer from LLM to JD at a law school in DC. (not Georgetown though). I presume it would be virtually impossible at places at prestigious law schools like NYU and GT where I have been accepted for the LL.M...wasn't expecting good news, but just wanted to ask just in case there were any miracle stories!
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peggyw77
Hi Luna,

When you said "transfer", do you mean that your friend did not have to take LSAT?
Do you mind revealing which law school in DC it is?
thanks!
Hi Luna,

When you said "transfer", do you mean that your friend did not have to take LSAT?
Do you mind revealing which law school in DC it is?
thanks!
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luna
hi peggyw77

yes, she didnt take it(actually technically she did before she did the LLM but her score was much lower than the law school's standard)

sorry but im afraid i cant really tell u where cuz of my friend-it seems to be a sensitive issue. but i can tell u, its in DC and not georgwtown!
hi peggyw77

yes, she didnt take it(actually technically she did before she did the LLM but her score was much lower than the law school's standard)

sorry but im afraid i cant really tell u where cuz of my friend-it seems to be a sensitive issue. but i can tell u, its in DC and not georgwtown!
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wangjun
NYU does not accept transfering, I am sure about it. But LLM degree is helpful when students want to apply for JD after graduation
NYU does not accept transfering, I am sure about it. But LLM degree is helpful when students want to apply for JD after graduation
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I think it´s possible to transfer to JD at Columbia. I know a foreign student who was accepted for his JD after having completed his LLM. He probably did extremely well in his LLM as he is brilliant!
I think it´s possible to transfer to JD at Columbia. I know a foreign student who was accepted for his JD after having completed his LLM. He probably did extremely well in his LLM as he is brilliant!
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Muscado
I have no idea how the policies are at NYU and Goergetown, but Columbia is one of the very few law schools which would allow LLMs to transfer to 2L without taking LSAT after they complete their LLM studies. Personally I know quite a few foreign (especially Chinese, but also Swiss, Taiwanese, Dominican Republic, Japanese, Greek, Dutch, German, and French etc.) LLMs who successfully transferred. However, I heard that Columbia changed its policy and it seems to be more difficult to transfer since last (?) year. Maybe you should just write the law school you are admitted in / wish to apply and inquire how the chances are.
I have no idea how the policies are at NYU and Goergetown, but Columbia is one of the very few law schools which would allow LLMs to transfer to 2L without taking LSAT after they complete their LLM studies. Personally I know quite a few foreign (especially Chinese, but also Swiss, Taiwanese, Dominican Republic, Japanese, Greek, Dutch, German, and French etc.) LLMs who successfully transferred. However, I heard that Columbia changed its policy and it seems to be more difficult to transfer since last (?) year. Maybe you should just write the law school you are admitted in / wish to apply and inquire how the chances are.
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peggyw77
Is anyone really sure that NYU or Goergetown does not allow LLM to transfer to JD program?
A friend told me that he went to Columbia's Admission Office to inquire about transfering to JD program (he was doing his LLM at Columbia back then), and one staff there told him there is no transfering policy and he should forget about it and take LSAT. However, the truth is there are people transfering every year....
Does anyone have insight about this topic?
Is anyone really sure that NYU or Goergetown does not allow LLM to transfer to JD program?
A friend told me that he went to Columbia's Admission Office to inquire about transfering to JD program (he was doing his LLM at Columbia back then), and one staff there told him there is no transfering policy and he should forget about it and take LSAT. However, the truth is there are people transfering every year....
Does anyone have insight about this topic?

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How's Columbia's policy in this regard nowadays? Anyone can tell us the status quo regarding JD-transfer (and the aspect of taking/not taking LSAT)?
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How's Columbia's policy in this regard nowadays? Anyone can tell us the status quo regarding JD-transfer (and the aspect of taking/not taking LSAT)?
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