Why LLM?


micke
I have a question for all of you who have a law degree from your home country and now want to take a LL.M to be able to work in the US: Why didn´t you take a JD instead? (After having read a lot on this board my impression is that if you have a JD you will have much better oppurtunities to work in the US than those who have a foreign law degree and a LL.M) Is the answer that you only have money to study for one year in the US? Or have you found out after taking your law degree at home that you want to work in the US? Or do you also want to be able to work in your home country? Or is there some other reason? Tell me I want to know, because I am about to choose which way to take, a JD in the US or a law degree in Sweden and then a LL.M in the US (by the way I want to work in the US)
I have a question for all of you who have a law degree from your home country and now want to take a LL.M to be able to work in the US: Why didn´t you take a JD instead? (After having read a lot on this board my impression is that if you have a JD you will have much better oppurtunities to work in the US than those who have a foreign law degree and a LL.M) Is the answer that you only have money to study for one year in the US? Or have you found out after taking your law degree at home that you want to work in the US? Or do you also want to be able to work in your home country? Or is there some other reason? Tell me I want to know, because I am about to choose which way to take, a JD in the US or a law degree in Sweden and then a LL.M in the US (by the way I want to work in the US)
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JJhermes
If u have enough money and enough time. Choose JD for sure.
If u have enough money and enough time. Choose JD for sure.
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Marcods
I think its the fact that the JD takes three years that makes people opt for LLM's.

If your express intention is to work in the states, and if you have three years and several thousand dollars to spend, do the JD. Else do the LLM and try your luck.

Depends on how you feel...
I think its the fact that the JD takes three years that makes people opt for LLM's.

If your express intention is to work in the states, and if you have three years and several thousand dollars to spend, do the JD. Else do the LLM and try your luck.

Depends on how you feel...
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khushboo
one reason why a lot of people do their LL.M from the States inspite of a degree in their home country is because of cross-border transactions in firms...if your sole intentions are to work in the US only, then you could probably go in for the JD, else it's always a better option to study in your home country and then as required, go for an LL.M in the States...
one reason why a lot of people do their LL.M from the States inspite of a degree in their home country is because of cross-border transactions in firms...if your sole intentions are to work in the US only, then you could probably go in for the JD, else it's always a better option to study in your home country and then as required, go for an LL.M in the States...
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Obviously....having an undergraduate degree frm our own country is cheaper...m frm India...one reason I could see in my country is tht people get to knw more about LLm frm US/UK once they r in their undergraduate programs....I believe US firms would definitely prefer people having JD frm US....so if u hav money u shld go thr...wht i could not do coz i wasnt much aware about it...GUd Luck!!
Obviously....having an undergraduate degree frm our own country is cheaper...m frm India...one reason I could see in my country is tht people get to knw more about LLm frm US/UK once they r in their undergraduate programs....I believe US firms would definitely prefer people having JD frm US....so if u hav money u shld go thr...wht i could not do coz i wasnt much aware about it...GUd Luck!!
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Jazzman
The cost is definitely an issue. In the UK the CPE course has become very popular because it allows you to study undergraduate level law in one year as opposed to a 3yr LLB.
The cost is definitely an issue. In the UK the CPE course has become very popular because it allows you to study undergraduate level law in one year as opposed to a 3yr LLB.
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