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Law Students => Pursuing an LLM => Topic started by: midnight0306 on March 29, 2007, 07:06:37 PM

Title: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: midnight0306 on March 29, 2007, 07:06:37 PM
Have any of you heard of this program?? I was looking at it and it seems pretty good, but expensive.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: xferlawstudent on March 29, 2007, 07:09:03 PM
I personally think its a waste of money.  LLMs are not required for an area like real estate (unlike tax law) and Miami is not even a very good school.

What will this degree give you that you don't have with your JD?
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: pistolpete23 on March 29, 2007, 09:00:56 PM

an attractive resume item...?

i think it would look impressive.  but what do i know?
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: xferlawstudent on March 29, 2007, 09:04:12 PM
so attractive to worth a years' tutition and the loss of 1 year lawyer salary?
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: pistolpete23 on March 29, 2007, 09:53:00 PM

uhh, it could have the potential to increase his salary. after his career is all said and done, this degree may more than compensate for one year of salary and experience.

in my humble opinion, an LLM greatly enhances a lawyers background.  at least in terms of resume value.
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: xferlawstudent on March 29, 2007, 09:58:55 PM
I would say a Tax LLM is worth it.  I would say an LLM from a top 10 school would be worth it.  But I don't think anyone cares about a RE LLM.  Plus Miami isn't a good school.  Therefore, I doubt it will increase his/her salary.

I could be wrong but I don't think its worth it.
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: midnight0306 on March 30, 2007, 06:36:46 PM
Thanks everybody,

I am still debating it . . . nobody has a clear answer. 

The RE program is relatively new so it is difficult to judge the reputation of the program.  It makes me wonder if UM views this as a cash cow to pad the budget at the law school.  But, on the other hand, I also know UM is one of the only school in the country to offer the LLM in estate planning and it is now nationally renown.  So maybe UM is trying to establish itself as a leader in niche LLMs that could raise the prestige of the entire school??  Who knows? 

Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: pistolpete23 on March 30, 2007, 10:21:00 PM

go for it, my friend
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: fostdog69 on March 31, 2007, 12:37:19 AM
Don't waste your money. You're not going to learn *&^% from a real estate LLM. Sitting in class for another year playing solitaire isn't going to get you a lot of practical experience. Don't buy into the prestife of a LLM, unless you are going into tax law. I'd look down on a guy who got his LLM in real estate. I'd think total feminine hygiene product bag. Money is impressive, not degress on your wall.
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: jacy85 on March 31, 2007, 05:55:48 AM
new = no reputation.

And unless its from a law school that already has a good rep, then the degree isn't going to help you much unless its in a field that traditionally looks for LLMs.

As others have said, a Tax LLM is valuable, but a RE LLM is not.
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: iahurricane on April 06, 2007, 09:32:23 AM
I would say a Tax LLM is worth it.  I would say an LLM from a top 10 school would be worth it.  But I don't think anyone cares about a RE LLM.  Plus Miami isn't a good school.  Therefore, I doubt it will increase his/her salary.

I could be wrong but I don't think its worth it.

The real estate in south florida has been about as good as it gets in the country the past 10 years. So whether or not you think Miami is a "good school" or not, they are the #1 school in one of the best real estate areas. Getting connections in your years at Miami will benefit you more than going to a top-10 school when it comes to selling houses.
Title: Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
Post by: LLMray on September 17, 2007, 05:56:03 PM
For the Florida programs, you really should check out Gainseville (Levin) - not Miami.  Check the US News.  FL Levin is #2 (Tax) for the past couple of years.  They bumped GT. (I'd probably still go to GT because they've got the peer-reputation notwithstanding the US News.)  Also, you may want to consider Levin's Estate Planning emphasis program.  If Tax is too technical, an LLM in Estate Planning may be a better fit for you.  I agree with the tone of the other posts though, an RE LLM probably isn't going ot fatten your paycheck much - if any.