Hi everyone! I recently graduated from a 3rd tier law school and passed the bar. I graduated with an OK GPA, but was in the top 29% of my class. I was involved in a lot (moot court, law journal...) and have some work experience (about a years worth) through internships and clinic work; I am now working as a volunteer attorney at legal aid. I want to apply to Chicago-Kent's Family Law LLM program, and was wondering if anyone has familarity with the admission requirements. I am finding it extremely difficult to find a job in Chicago because I did not go an upper-tiered school. I already have a huge interest in family law and im hoping the LLM program will make me more marketable. What do you guys think???
What are my chances of admission??
I've been getting a lot of flack on this board lately but keeping with the theme of this post on family law, I am going to try and be a little kinder and gentler. First I would do some research as to how much this LLM in family law will improve your job prospects. Family law is one of those areas that isnt dominated by the big firms and thus the school snobbery isnt as prevalent. What sort of position do you hope to obtain coming out of the LLM program. It might be a broad generalization but family law isnt a big big money area of the law (divorces excluded) so the cost of the program might be prohibitively expensive. Of course if money is no object then I say go for it as it will probably be a good experience though I am sure your internships and clinic work will have probably taught you more practical things.
I completely agree with SickandTired. I don't see why you should not apply, but you should think seriously about how much the LLM will cost you and will it reasonably result in you getting the job you want.
All the best.
All the best.
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