University of Texas, Austin- Business Law LLM 2017


Hey guys

I am admitted to Business Law program at University of Texas at Austin (15th Rank and Public University). Any one else going/applied? Does any one know if its worth it and what are job prospects and how's the course and overall, is it worth it?

Plus it's Texas, so I have no idea about the state as such, I am an International Student, Please let me know.

Please share your views.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Hey guys

I am admitted to Business Law program at University of Texas at Austin (15th Rank and Public University). Any one else going/applied? Does any one know if its worth it and what are job prospects and how's the course and overall, is it worth it?

Plus it's Texas, so I have no idea about the state as such, I am an International Student, Please let me know.

Please share your views.
Thanks a lot in advance.
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pepona
Hi! I've also been admitted. Austin is nothing like the rest of texas, very hipster and has a very cool arts, music and film scene going on. Regarding the school, depends on the program I guess, but as you pointed out it's ranked at a very high level. During my interview with people from the admissions office, they asked whether I'd take the bar exam, so I guess job prospects should be better here than in NYC, where competition is higher.
What are you looking for in particular?
Hi! I've also been admitted. Austin is nothing like the rest of texas, very hipster and has a very cool arts, music and film scene going on. Regarding the school, depends on the program I guess, but as you pointed out it's ranked at a very high level. During my interview with people from the admissions office, they asked whether I'd take the bar exam, so I guess job prospects should be better here than in NYC, where competition is higher.
What are you looking for in particular?
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Hi! I've also been admitted. Austin is nothing like the rest of texas, very hipster and has a very cool arts, music and film scene going on. Regarding the school, depends on the program I guess, but as you pointed out it's ranked at a very high level. During my interview with people from the admissions office, they asked whether I'd take the bar exam, so I guess job prospects should be better here than in NYC, where competition is higher.
What are you looking for in particular?


Thank you so much for writing. Which Specialization are you admitted to? Where are you from? I dont know anything abt Texas, I heard its more conservative than New York or California as they are more liberal. I agree with you about the job prospects as competition is less, but what are the chances of landing a in house counsel job in Texas. Please share your views and ideas, as of now really confused.
[quote]Hi! I've also been admitted. Austin is nothing like the rest of texas, very hipster and has a very cool arts, music and film scene going on. Regarding the school, depends on the program I guess, but as you pointed out it's ranked at a very high level. During my interview with people from the admissions office, they asked whether I'd take the bar exam, so I guess job prospects should be better here than in NYC, where competition is higher.
What are you looking for in particular?[/quote]

Thank you so much for writing. Which Specialization are you admitted to? Where are you from? I dont know anything abt Texas, I heard its more conservative than New York or California as they are more liberal. I agree with you about the job prospects as competition is less, but what are the chances of landing a in house counsel job in Texas. Please share your views and ideas, as of now really confused.
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Wheretogo_
In house counsel as an LLM graduate my guess is the chances are slim - if you have a huge clientele that you can offer the firm and clients that operate in Texas and where you come from then by all means it is worth a try. If you can't offer this and If you want to end up as in house counsel you sure need a heck of a lot of experience in private practice in the US and I would imagine a JD. If your sole purpose is to seek employment as a counsel in the US you need a JD. Then add also the fact that you need a work permit- unless you have one.

As for the markets in New York, it offers a lot of opportunities if you speak languages and have some experience in other areas. I think Texas is more difficult to get a job, there are a lot of Law schools in the state and from what I have been seeing the opportunities are fewer than a place like Florida, New York etc.
In house counsel as an LLM graduate my guess is the chances are slim - if you have a huge clientele that you can offer the firm and clients that operate in Texas and where you come from then by all means it is worth a try. If you can't offer this and If you want to end up as in house counsel you sure need a heck of a lot of experience in private practice in the US and I would imagine a JD. If your sole purpose is to seek employment as a counsel in the US you need a JD. Then add also the fact that you need a work permit- unless you have one.

As for the markets in New York, it offers a lot of opportunities if you speak languages and have some experience in other areas. I think Texas is more difficult to get a job, there are a lot of Law schools in the state and from what I have been seeing the opportunities are fewer than a place like Florida, New York etc.
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pepona
I cant say much abt job opportunities. Austin is a great city to live in, its called the Blue dot for a reason. Its as liberal as NYC or LA.
I got admitted to traditional LLM and have applied to a scholarship which I havent heard from yet, so I havent decided if I will attend there just yet.
I cant say much abt job opportunities. Austin is a great city to live in, its called the Blue dot for a reason. Its as liberal as NYC or LA.
I got admitted to traditional LLM and have applied to a scholarship which I havent heard from yet, so I havent decided if I will attend there just yet.
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I cant say much abt job opportunities. Austin is a great city to live in, its called the Blue dot for a reason. Its as liberal as NYC or LA.
I got admitted to traditional LLM and have applied to a scholarship which I havent heard from yet, so I havent decided if I will attend there just yet.


Have you applied for the merit based scholarship? I also havent received any notification.
[quote]I cant say much abt job opportunities. Austin is a great city to live in, its called the Blue dot for a reason. Its as liberal as NYC or LA.
I got admitted to traditional LLM and have applied to a scholarship which I havent heard from yet, so I havent decided if I will attend there just yet.[/quote]

Have you applied for the merit based scholarship? I also havent received any notification.
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Wheretogo_
They offer an in state tuition award. There is no other funding...
They offer an in state tuition award. There is no other funding...
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In house counsel as an LLM graduate my guess is the chances are slim - if you have a huge clientele that you can offer the firm and clients that operate in Texas and where you come from then by all means it is worth a try. If you can't offer this and If you want to end up as in house counsel you sure need a heck of a lot of experience in private practice in the US and I would imagine a JD. If your sole purpose is to seek employment as a counsel in the US you need a JD. Then add also the fact that you need a work permit- unless you have one.

As for the markets in New York, it offers a lot of opportunities if you speak languages and have some experience in other areas. I think Texas is more difficult to get a job, there are a lot of Law schools in the state and from what I have been seeing the opportunities are fewer than a place like Florida, New York etc.


I agree with you, the issue with JD is 3 more years and expense which is huge. LLM is my only hope and option.
[quote]In house counsel as an LLM graduate my guess is the chances are slim - if you have a huge clientele that you can offer the firm and clients that operate in Texas and where you come from then by all means it is worth a try. If you can't offer this and If you want to end up as in house counsel you sure need a heck of a lot of experience in private practice in the US and I would imagine a JD. If your sole purpose is to seek employment as a counsel in the US you need a JD. Then add also the fact that you need a work permit- unless you have one.

As for the markets in New York, it offers a lot of opportunities if you speak languages and have some experience in other areas. I think Texas is more difficult to get a job, there are a lot of Law schools in the state and from what I have been seeing the opportunities are fewer than a place like Florida, New York etc.[/quote]

I agree with you, the issue with JD is 3 more years and expense which is huge. LLM is my only hope and option.
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