Yale worth?


If you are looking to work in a good law firm after the LLM and to make good networking during the LLM, is Yale a good option? I mean, they are very interested in accepeting only those students that have an academic interest. Students with academic interest tend to be proffesors, and not to work as lawyers. So, how do law firms look these? and, on the other hand, you will network with future proffesors? (in my understanding that is not a good networking if someone then wants to work in a law firm)

If you are looking to work in a good law firm after the LLM and to make good networking during the LLM, is Yale a good option? I mean, they are very interested in accepeting only those students that have an academic interest. Students with academic interest tend to be proffesors, and not to work as lawyers. So, how do law firms look these? and, on the other hand, you will network with future proffesors? (in my understanding that is not a good networking if someone then wants to work in a law firm)
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stan2007

Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford graduated from Yale Law School. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton graduated from Yale Law School.

14 partners at Sullivan & Cromwell and 15 partners at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom graduated from Yale Law School.

Best wishes,



Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford graduated from Yale Law School. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton graduated from Yale Law School.

14 partners at Sullivan & Cromwell and 15 partners at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom graduated from Yale Law School.

Best wishes,

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nriattorne...

In my opinion, the requirements for JD and LL.M are totally different.

No doubt Yale is one of the best law schools in the world. However, LL.M at Yale is meant for people who want to go to academic world;

All the dignitaries mentioned above probably went to Yale for a JD and not for LL.M.

Not only YALE, but several other law schools also prefer LL.M candidates who intend to pursue a career in academics and not law practice.

In my opinion, the requirements for JD and LL.M are totally different.

No doubt Yale is one of the best law schools in the world. However, LL.M at Yale is meant for people who want to go to academic world;

All the dignitaries mentioned above probably went to Yale for a JD and not for LL.M.

Not only YALE, but several other law schools also prefer LL.M candidates who intend to pursue a career in academics and not law practice.
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stan2007

The LL.M. program at Yale Law School is intended for students who plan to pursue an academic career.

However, it doesnt mean that its not a great place for business networking. Each year, some students from the LL.M. Program at Yale Law School apply for a job in large US law firms with international business interests and are very successful in finding jobs in these law firms.

In my view, you should apply to this program only if you are interested in pursuing an academic career but the fact is that after this LLM you can go everywhere.

Please see the following guide made by Yale Law School for more details (especially Chapter 8, p. 27).

http://www.law.yale.edu/documents/pdf/CDO_Public/cdo-07-LLM_Guide.pdf

The LL.M. program at Yale Law School is intended for students who plan to pursue an academic career.

However, it doesn’t mean that it’s not a great place for business networking. Each year, some students from the LL.M. Program at Yale Law School apply for a job in large US law firms with international business interests and are very successful in finding jobs in these law firms.

In my view, you should apply to this program only if you are interested in pursuing an academic career but the fact is that after this LLM you can go everywhere.

Please see the following guide made by Yale Law School for more details (especially Chapter 8, p. 27).

http://www.law.yale.edu/documents/pdf/CDO_Public/cdo-07-LLM_Guide.pdf

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newhaven

Thanks Stan2007.

Great post. I agree with every words.


Thanks Stan2007.

Great post. I agree with every words.
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