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Law Students => Pursuing an LLM => Topic started by: woomen on January 31, 2010, 12:35:00 PM

Title: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: woomen on January 31, 2010, 12:35:00 PM
Hi,

I am a recent grad from a tier 3 law school from California, in the top 30%, no journal, and now in NYC.  I am considering applying for an LLM at the top law schools here in NYC, but am not sure if it's worth the time and money.  I've been looking for jobs since passing the NY bar with no luck.  Out of thousands of resumes that I sent out, I got 2 interviews.  TWO.

What do you guys think?  Is a LLM where you live worth it if you came from a tier 3 school, where no one where you live knows your school, where you don't have alumni here, and where job prospects are pretty crappy? 

Also, if an LLM is a good idea, what are my prospects of getting into a top-tier LLM like NYU or Columbia?  Just looking for some direction. Thanks!
Title: Re: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: cooleylawstudent on January 31, 2010, 04:10:11 PM
you can always apply here http://taftu.edu/TLS/law_llm_aj.htm 



Hi,

I am a recent grad from a tier 3 law school from California, in the top 30%, no journal, and now in NYC.  I am considering applying for an LLM at the top law schools here in NYC, but am not sure if it's worth the time and money.  I've been looking for jobs since passing the NY bar with no luck.  Out of thousands of resumes that I sent out, I got 2 interviews.  TWO.

What do you guys think?  Is a LLM where you live worth it if you came from a tier 3 school, where no one where you live knows your school, where you don't have alumni here, and where job prospects are pretty crappy? 

Also, if an LLM is a good idea, what are my prospects of getting into a top-tier LLM like NYU or Columbia?  Just looking for some direction. Thanks!
Title: Re: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: Dr. Balsenschaft on January 31, 2010, 04:27:03 PM
Con:  You have to go back to law school.
Title: Re: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: woomen on January 31, 2010, 06:45:19 PM
I really don't mind going back to school, as long as it's worth it (e.g. increases job prospects, etc).  If there are any LLM grads out there, has the degree helped you out?  (Tax LLMs need not respond, I'm looking for a traditional or corporate LLM).
Title: Re: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: cooleylawstudent on January 31, 2010, 07:46:21 PM
http://taftu.edu/TLS/law_llm_aj.htm  American Jurispondence LLM
Title: Re: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: nealric on February 01, 2010, 09:11:10 AM
The general consensus is that a non-tax LLM in your situation is completely and utterly worthless.

One small exception could be the bankruptcy LLM at St. Johns.
Title: Re: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: brigun on June 30, 2010, 10:11:15 AM
I know that this is an old thread, but I didn't think it was necessary to start a new one. Is a LL.M worth it if I already have a CPA license? I would like to work in corporate tax or regulatory compliance.
Title: Re: The pros and cons of an LLM
Post by: nealric on June 30, 2010, 11:54:09 AM
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Is a LL.M worth it if I already have a CPA license? I would like to work in corporate tax or regulatory compliance.

It depends: are you having trouble getting hired now? If so, how badly is it going?
How much debt do you have? How much would you need to incur?

Can you get into NYU/GULC/UF?