With JD, is NYU LLM in International Litigation and Arbitration worth it?


I have a JD, and am a member of the California Bar. Currently, I practice domestic commercial litigation, but I am looking to transition into international arbitration. It's difficult to do, and one option to make the transition more smooth would be to get an LLM in International Arbitration. My number one choice (from the options I'm aware of) is the NYU LLM. But it looks like the vast majority of LLM students at NYU studying international law are foreign lawyers. Is it worth it for an American lawyer with an American JD to get an LLM at NYU in International Litigation and Arbitration?

I have a JD, and am a member of the California Bar. Currently, I practice domestic commercial litigation, but I am looking to transition into international arbitration. It's difficult to do, and one option to make the transition more smooth would be to get an LLM in International Arbitration. My number one choice (from the options I'm aware of) is the NYU LLM. But it looks like the vast majority of LLM students at NYU studying international law are foreign lawyers. Is it worth it for an American lawyer with an American JD to get an LLM at NYU in International Litigation and Arbitration?
quote
proBR

If your intention is to practice as a lawyer in international arbitration and litigation, attending class with a majority of foreign students will be great for you. One of the main skills of an international arbitration and litigation lawyer is dealing with different legal cultures and traditions, and getting to work with different legal rules and principles. So, I'd say NYU's program is an excellent option for you.

If your intention is to practice as a lawyer in international arbitration and litigation, attending class with a majority of foreign students will be great for you. One of the main skills of an international arbitration and litigation lawyer is dealing with different legal cultures and traditions, and getting to work with different legal rules and principles. So, I'd say NYU's program is an excellent option for you.
quote

Reply to Post

Related Law Schools

New York City, New York 2217 Followers 1613 Discussions

Other Related Content

The LL.M. in International Arbitration Law

Article May 11, 2011

A peek at the life of an arbitration lawyer, and how a specialized LL.M. can help prepare them.

Hot Discussions