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Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!

Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!

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Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!



Hi,
I am already here.
What do you want to know?

<blockquote>Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!

</blockquote>

Hi,
I am already here.
What do you want to know?
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judgepro

Hi, UIUC fellow from Taiwan.
You know anything about LLM transfer to JD. Is it hard? Could it be possible to finish LLM and JD in three years and get two degrees? Did you have scholarship? It's pretty expensive this year with tuition over USD 48000.

Thanks for any reply.

Fellow from Taiwan

Hi, UIUC fellow from Taiwan.
You know anything about LLM transfer to JD. Is it hard? Could it be possible to finish LLM and JD in three years and get two degrees? Did you have scholarship? It's pretty expensive this year with tuition over USD 48000.

Thanks for any reply.

Fellow from Taiwan
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UIUC law school is a very good university. I am sorry the tuition is so expensive. However, you do have the possibility to transfer from LLM to the JD program. What the school demands is very high scores in your LLM classes, maybe even getting Cali for Future Excellence Awards from your class. Also school still requires you to have an Lsat score. It cannot be too low too.
Anyway, just studying very hard in your LLM year to win the chance, because every year a lot of LLM students want to transfer from LLM to JD. Empirically speaking, last year, only two transferred from LLM to JD. As for LLM, you can ask for scholarship. For JD, you can ask for it, too. If you successfully transfer to the JD program, you can finish both degrees in three years. Good luck to you.

UIUC fellow from Taiwan.
You know anything about LLM transfer to JD. Is it hard? Could it be possible to finish LLM and JD in three years and get two degrees? Did you have scholarship? It's pretty expensive this year with tuition over USD 48000.

Thanks for any reply.

Fellow from Taiwan

UIUC law school is a very good university. I am sorry the tuition is so expensive. However, you do have the possibility to transfer from LLM to the JD program. What the school demands is very high scores in your LLM classes, maybe even getting Cali for Future Excellence Awards from your class. Also school still requires you to have an Lsat score. It cannot be too low too.
Anyway, just studying very hard in your LLM year to win the chance, because every year a lot of LLM students want to transfer from LLM to JD. Empirically speaking, last year, only two transferred from LLM to JD. As for LLM, you can ask for scholarship. For JD, you can ask for it, too. If you successfully transfer to the JD program, you can finish both degrees in three years. Good luck to you.

UIUC fellow from Taiwan.
You know anything about LLM transfer to JD. Is it hard? Could it be possible to finish LLM and JD in three years and get two degrees? Did you have scholarship? It's pretty expensive this year with tuition over USD 48000.

Thanks for any reply.

Fellow from Taiwan</blockquote>
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judgepro

applicant of law

Thank you for your vivid reply. It's pretty hard to get in JD from LLM but there's hope.

applicant of law

Thank you for your vivid reply. It's pretty hard to get in JD from LLM but there's hope.
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Hi there, I'm Chinese.
I got admission from UIUC too, and I haven't made my decision, I hope you could give me some advice.
I was admitted to Fordham, Washington university in st'louis and UIUC, only UIUC give scholarship of $15000 to me, I don't know how to choose. If you were me, which school you will choose and why?

Hi there, I'm Chinese.
I got admission from UIUC too, and I haven't made my decision, I hope you could give me some advice.
I was admitted to Fordham, Washington university in st'louis and UIUC, only UIUC give scholarship of $15000 to me, I don't know how to choose. If you were me, which school you will choose and why?
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Wanli Ye

Hi! I am a Chinese
I was admitted to UIUC and Indiana University,Bloomington. I want to ask some advice for how to make the decision.

Thank you for any reply

Hi! I am a Chinese
I was admitted to UIUC and Indiana University,Bloomington. I want to ask some advice for how to make the decision.

Thank you for any reply
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Hi,
I do not think I can answer to your question with regard to choosing schools.
It depends on too many variables, and priority of your goals.
Some like the BRAND NAME SCHOOL, and some prefer the substantial needs.
You may check by yourself with those who studied each of the school, and evaluate what you want from the school.
For UIUC, I have no regret of my choice. This is what I can answer, Good luck.


Hi! I am a Chinese
I was admitted to UIUC and Indiana University,Bloomington. I want to ask some advice for how to make the decision.

Thank you for any reply

Hi,
I do not think I can answer to your question with regard to choosing schools.
It depends on too many variables, and priority of your goals.
Some like the BRAND NAME SCHOOL, and some prefer the substantial needs.
You may check by yourself with those who studied each of the school, and evaluate what you want from the school.
For UIUC, I have no regret of my choice. This is what I can answer, Good luck.


<blockquote>Hi! I am a Chinese
I was admitted to UIUC and Indiana University,Bloomington. I want to ask some advice for how to make the decision.

Thank you for any reply</blockquote>
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SnowBerry

Well, some things to consider.

What's the reputation of the University of Illinois in your country? Is the career service offered to LL.Ms good? Do you have access to the percentage of LLM students who have been hired in the US after the degree? Do you care about rankings?

Tough choice anyway you look at it. Good luck!

Well, some things to consider.

What's the reputation of the University of Illinois in your country? Is the career service offered to LL.Ms good? Do you have access to the percentage of LLM students who have been hired in the US after the degree? Do you care about rankings?

Tough choice anyway you look at it. Good luck!
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Inactive User

Hey everyone. I did my JD at UIUC, so can hopefully help answer some questions. While I was there (graduated in 2005), I remember one or two LLMs transferring into the JD program, so it does happen, though not too often. No idea how much of that is self-selection, though - I would think most LLM candidates would not want to spend two more years on a degree that may or may not be helpful to them.

A few years ago, I would have strongly recommended UIUC versus Fordham or Wash U, but since tuition has skyrocketed (it used to be under $20k for non-residents), the economic argument is not nearly as strong. Your total living expenses will probably still be lower than St. Louis and definitely lower than NYC, but it is no longer such a clear cut case.

At the end of the day, I would say it depends on what you want to do. If you want to take the New York bar, Fordham might be better because it will be much easier for you to take a bar study course at the end of the year than in Champaign-Urbana; I am fairly certain Illinois will not let you take the bar exam with just an LLM. The same is true if you actually want to work in a NY firm (though I would say you should probably give up on that dream, as the NY legal market is so awful right now that I doubt any LLMs from even top schools are being hired). But, if you want the LLM more as a credential back home, I believe Illinois has a much better name internationally than Fordham or Wash U, even if the law schools are all ranked roughly equally.

Hey everyone. I did my JD at UIUC, so can hopefully help answer some questions. While I was there (graduated in 2005), I remember one or two LLMs transferring into the JD program, so it does happen, though not too often. No idea how much of that is self-selection, though - I would think most LLM candidates would not want to spend two more years on a degree that may or may not be helpful to them.

A few years ago, I would have strongly recommended UIUC versus Fordham or Wash U, but since tuition has skyrocketed (it used to be under $20k for non-residents), the economic argument is not nearly as strong. Your total living expenses will probably still be lower than St. Louis and definitely lower than NYC, but it is no longer such a clear cut case.

At the end of the day, I would say it depends on what you want to do. If you want to take the New York bar, Fordham might be better because it will be much easier for you to take a bar study course at the end of the year than in Champaign-Urbana; I am fairly certain Illinois will not let you take the bar exam with just an LLM. The same is true if you actually want to work in a NY firm (though I would say you should probably give up on that dream, as the NY legal market is so awful right now that I doubt any LLMs from even top schools are being hired). But, if you want the LLM more as a credential back home, I believe Illinois has a much better name internationally than Fordham or Wash U, even if the law schools are all ranked roughly equally.
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lawtw

Hi to Wang, applicant of law, and anyone from Taiwan:

I also come from Taiwan. It is so nice to meet you and view the discussions from your posts. I got my admissions of UIUC, IU-B, and Wisconsin-Mad. I am also very struggling now. Especially UIUC and Wisconsin both offer scholarship. Your opinion is more than useful for me.

May I ask a question about SJD degree? I am wondering the possibility for LLM student (or Taiwan student) to apply for the SJD degree. Is it hard? How many SJD students are there in one year? Furthermore, I am also wondering about the recourses for NY bar examination, will there be BARBRI classes( or study groups) in UIUC?
Please gice me some advices if you can. Thank you for your help~

Hi to Wang, applicant of law, and anyone from Taiwan:

I also come from Taiwan. It is so nice to meet you and view the discussions from your posts. I got my admissions of UIUC, IU-B, and Wisconsin-Mad. I am also very struggling now. Especially UIUC and Wisconsin both offer scholarship. Your opinion is more than useful for me.

May I ask a question about SJD degree? I am wondering the possibility for LLM student (or Taiwan student) to apply for the SJD degree. Is it hard? How many SJD students are there in one year? Furthermore, I am also wondering about the recourses for NY bar examination, will there be BARBRI classes( or study groups) in UIUC?
Please gice me some advices if you can. Thank you for your help~


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fishmic

Hi~ to everyone! it's glad to meet you all here! Hope to meet you all this fall.

I am a Chinese too. In my plan, UIUC is my dream, although the high expenditure is hard to afford.

I have received the admission letter yesterday. But there is a question. According to the letter, i am enrolled in the 2011-2012 class of the University of Illinois Master of Laws program. but, i found that, according to the words on its home-page, it may spend 2-3 years studying the llm program.

am i wrong? as i heard that the llm program was usually within 1 year. I am confusing.

waitting for answering...

Hi~ to everyone! it's glad to meet you all here! Hope to meet you all this fall.

I am a Chinese too. In my plan, UIUC is my dream, although the high expenditure is hard to afford.

I have received the admission letter yesterday. But there is a question. According to the letter, i am enrolled in the 2011-2012 class of the University of Illinois Master of Laws program. but, i found that, according to the words on its home-page, it may spend 2-3 years studying the llm program.

am i wrong? as i heard that the llm program was usually within 1 year. I am confusing.

waitting for answering...
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Hi to Wang, applicant of law, and anyone from Taiwan:

I also come from Taiwan. It is so nice to meet you and view the discussions from your posts. I got my admissions of UIUC, IU-B, and Wisconsin-Mad. I am also very struggling now. Especially UIUC and Wisconsin both offer scholarship. Your opinion is more than useful for me.

May I ask a question about SJD degree? I am wondering the possibility for LLM student (or Taiwan student) to apply for the SJD degree. Is it hard? How many SJD students are there in one year? Furthermore, I am also wondering about the recourses for NY bar examination, will there be BARBRI classes( or study groups) in UIUC?
Please gice me some advices if you can. Thank you for your help~



May I ask which field you plan to pursue your JSD ?
And, yes, it is not easy to get in. The school deems it a highly academic program, and reject students that are not qualified. Usually 3 students are admitted in one year, including those that are not graduates from UIUC law school (from other law schools) , and sometimes none are admitted.

<blockquote>Hi to Wang, applicant of law, and anyone from Taiwan:

I also come from Taiwan. It is so nice to meet you and view the discussions from your posts. I got my admissions of UIUC, IU-B, and Wisconsin-Mad. I am also very struggling now. Especially UIUC and Wisconsin both offer scholarship. Your opinion is more than useful for me.

May I ask a question about SJD degree? I am wondering the possibility for LLM student (or Taiwan student) to apply for the SJD degree. Is it hard? How many SJD students are there in one year? Furthermore, I am also wondering about the recourses for NY bar examination, will there be BARBRI classes( or study groups) in UIUC?
Please gice me some advices if you can. Thank you for your help~


</blockquote>
May I ask which field you plan to pursue your JSD ?
And, yes, it is not easy to get in. The school deems it a highly academic program, and reject students that are not qualified. Usually 3 students are admitted in one year, including those that are not graduates from UIUC law school (from other law schools) , and sometimes none are admitted.
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lawtw

Dear applicant of law :

Thank you for your reply. I think I may try to focus on Labor Law or Corporate Law area. If I have the chance to apply for JSD, these two field may be my first choice. Do the professors in UIUC interesting to accept JSD student in these areas? Thank you again for your answer~^^

best wishes,

Dear applicant of law :

Thank you for your reply. I think I may try to focus on Labor Law or Corporate Law area. If I have the chance to apply for JSD, these two field may be my first choice. Do the professors in UIUC interesting to accept JSD student in these areas? Thank you again for your answer~^^

best wishes,
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bdlaw

Hi,
Can anyone please let me know what amount of financial assistance or scholarship UIUC usually offers to JSD students? Can we apply for full tuition waiver?

Thanks!

Hi,
Can anyone please let me know what amount of financial assistance or scholarship UIUC usually offers to JSD students? Can we apply for full tuition waiver?

Thanks!
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Hi,
Can anyone please let me know what amount of financial assistance or scholarship UIUC usually offers to JSD students? Can we apply for full tuition waiver?

Thanks!


As far as I know, the second year of your JSD program is tuition free. You only need to pay administrative fee.
Also for the former question presented by lawtw, UIUC has world class professors in Corporate and Securities Regulation field.
Professor Larry Ribstein in Corporate and Securities Regulation field, and Professor Tom Ulen in law and economic, and his textbook with Professor Cooter (UC-Berkeley) , Professor C. Williams, and Garoupa.
You may see the link from Professor Brian Leiter' website
http://www.leiterrankings.com/new/2010_scholarlyimpact.shtml

<blockquote>Hi,
Can anyone please let me know what amount of financial assistance or scholarship UIUC usually offers to JSD students? Can we apply for full tuition waiver?

Thanks!</blockquote>

As far as I know, the second year of your JSD program is tuition free. You only need to pay administrative fee.
Also for the former question presented by lawtw, UIUC has world class professors in Corporate and Securities Regulation field.
Professor Larry Ribstein in Corporate and Securities Regulation field, and Professor Tom Ulen in law and economic, and his textbook with Professor Cooter (UC-Berkeley) , Professor C. Williams, and Garoupa.
You may see the link from Professor Brian Leiter' website
http://www.leiterrankings.com/new/2010_scholarlyimpact.shtml

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bdlaw

Thanks applicant of law! But I think the law school has recently changed its policy. Now a JSD student has to pay full amount of tuition for two years course work (4 semester). For me, it's too expensive without any assistance. But I heard that UIUC has better funding for students, including JDs than many other law schools. Do you know anything about tuition waiver?

Thank you again.

Thanks applicant of law! But I think the law school has recently changed its policy. Now a JSD student has to pay full amount of tuition for two years course work (4 semester). For me, it's too expensive without any assistance. But I heard that UIUC has better funding for students, including JDs than many other law schools. Do you know anything about tuition waiver?

Thank you again.
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Thanks applicant of law! But I think the law school has recently changed its policy. Now a JSD student has to pay full amount of tuition for two years course work (4 semester). For me, it's too expensive without any assistance. But I heard that UIUC has better funding for students, including JDs than many other law schools. Do you know anything about tuition waiver?

Thank you again.


You are welcome. I am sorry to hear this bad news. I am the older generation. I did ask international dean when I was admitted the tuition waiver. But she said it was not a plan for us.
Maybe this year, school changes its policy. I will recommend you to write to them about waiver. Don't give up too earlier before you have all the information in hands.

<blockquote>Thanks applicant of law! But I think the law school has recently changed its policy. Now a JSD student has to pay full amount of tuition for two years course work (4 semester). For me, it's too expensive without any assistance. But I heard that UIUC has better funding for students, including JDs than many other law schools. Do you know anything about tuition waiver?

Thank you again.</blockquote>

You are welcome. I am sorry to hear this bad news. I am the older generation. I did ask international dean when I was admitted the tuition waiver. But she said it was not a plan for us.
Maybe this year, school changes its policy. I will recommend you to write to them about waiver. Don't give up too earlier before you have all the information in hands.
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SFC1Diya

Hello! I know this post is old but I couldn't find anyone who is active about UIUC. Was your LLM journey hectic?



Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!



Hi,
I am already here.
What do you want to know?

Hello! I know this post is old but I couldn't find anyone who is active about UIUC. Was your LLM journey hectic?<br><br><br><br><blockquote>Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!

</blockquote>

Hi,
I am already here.
What do you want to know?
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SFC1Diya

Hello! I know this post is old but I couldn't find anyone who is active about UIUC. Was your LLM journey hectic?



Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!



Hi,
I am already here.
What do you want to know?

Hello! I know this post is old but I couldn't find anyone who is active about UIUC. Was your LLM journey hectic?<br><br><br><br><blockquote>Hey~ Guys!

I am preparing to go to UIUC earlier summer. Does anyone choose UIUC LLM this year? I am from Taiwan!

</blockquote>

Hi,
I am already here.
What do you want to know?
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