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Law Students => Current Law Students => Topic started by: jwhite997 on August 11, 2014, 08:17:12 PM

Title: JSM at Stanford as American JD grad?
Post by: jwhite997 on August 11, 2014, 08:17:12 PM
The JSM degree at Stanford is geared towards international attorneys looking to practice a specialized type of law in the U.S., according to Stanford's website (https://www.law.stanford.edu/degrees/advanced (https://www.law.stanford.edu/degrees/advanced)). If that is so, why does this US-grad JD have a JSM: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/94903-ca-michael-marowitz-300049.html (http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/94903-ca-michael-marowitz-300049.html). Was a JSM much easier to obtain than LLM in 1981? Was his obtaining a JSM just so that he could have a T14 school on his CV?
Title: Re: JSM at Stanford as American JD grad?
Post by: barprephero on August 11, 2014, 08:34:20 PM
JSM tends to require an LLM already done to get in it
Title: Re: JSM at Stanford as American JD grad?
Post by: jwhite997 on August 11, 2014, 09:33:00 PM
This guy doesn't have an LLM.
Title: Re: JSM at Stanford as American JD grad?
Post by: barprephero on August 12, 2014, 08:05:19 AM
This guy doesn't have an LLM.
huh, then it was for sure different back then
Title: Re: JSM at Stanford as American JD grad?
Post by: Maintain FL 350 on August 12, 2014, 08:06:14 AM
I've never even heard of a JSM.

There are a slew of LL.M and non-LL.M legal grad degrees now (M.A. in Law, M.S., some funky doctorates). Other than an LL.M in Taxation or Natural Resources I'm not sure that any of them are worth the tuition.
Title: Re: JSM at Stanford as American JD grad?
Post by: barprephero on August 12, 2014, 07:38:24 PM
I've never even heard of a JSM.

There are a slew of LL.M and non-LL.M legal grad degrees now (M.A. in Law, M.S., some funky doctorates). Other than an LL.M in Taxation or Natural Resources I'm not sure that any of them are worth the tuition.
Its basically a PhD in law, they are out there