So frustrated with the conflicting advice on this topic. I'm beginning my 3L year at Chicago-Kent, which has an LLM program in tax (tax is the only LLM I would consider). I plan to go into tax law and have worked in the school's tax clinic for 2 semesters, handling real cases in US Tax Court. So, the question is: Do I graduate in Dec 2012 with a JD and maybe go back for an LLM later (if at all), OR do I stay 1 extra semester and graduate in May 2013 with a JD/LLM in tax?
I've generally heard that an LLM will only help if I do transactional work, but won't matter if I stick with litigation. I want to be done with school, but if I ever get the LLM, doing it in 1 semester and double dipping the credits with the JD sounds a lot better than doing it in 2 semesters later. Either way, I will graduate with a certificate in business law, but I don't think that really means anything. Thoughts??