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midnight0306

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Miami - Real Estate LLM
« on: March 29, 2007, 09:06:37 PM »
Have any of you heard of this program?? I was looking at it and it seems pretty good, but expensive.

Thanks in advance.

xferlawstudent

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007, 09:09:03 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?

pistolpete23

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 11:00:56 PM »

an attractive resume item...?

i think it would look impressive.  but what do i know?

xferlawstudent

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 11:04:12 PM »
so attractive to worth a years' tutition and the loss of 1 year lawyer salary?

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007, 11:53:00 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.

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 11:58:55 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.

midnight0306

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2007, 08:36:46 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? 


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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2007, 12:21:00 AM »

go for it, my friend

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2007, 02:37:19 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.

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Re: Miami - Real Estate LLM
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007, 07:55:48 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.