Perks:(1) You are a foreign student, but you backdoor your way into US legal practice through an LLM;(2) You were not originally qualified for Biglaw, but you get a tax LLM from one of the top schools and backdoor your way into Biglaw./thread.
So basicly only if needed to get licensed or if you have a 2.5 from drake and want to get into a harvard mans firm?Does the LLM license thing work in all states? If so do you think an online grad with an ABA LLM could pull it off too?
Why do you think then so many american grads still get non tax LLM's? I ask since there seem to be them offered at nearly every law school.
Quote from: Apophenia on April 12, 2012, 03:03:28 PMWhy do you think then so many american grads still get non tax LLM's? I ask since there seem to be them offered at nearly every law school.They're hoping for the best. But, more times than not, it just doesn't pan out.LLMs are known as the cash cows of law schools. The schools do it because they can. They care not about the desparate law students they lure in. Afterall, how else will they fund their own salaries? Back in the old days (when there weren't so many lawyers around), an LLM was more valuable. You'll notice that a lot of older lawyers made it into Biglaw with bullsh1t LLMs, like an LLM in "Litigation". Today, the jig is up - an LLM rarely carries any weight.
Do you think that is because there are just too many earning the LLM then? I know a lot of people complain about there being "too many college grads these days" (sometimes refering to PhD's and MBA's but often just any college grad at all, which is nuts since less than a third even finish a BA leaving almost as many unable to fully read and write at GED level)I can see the supply/demand aspect of it as far as the LLM part goes.
Getting off subject a bit for a moment, do you think the number of BA grads has been a good or bad thing for the nation? I ask since yes there are more people able to do each trade but growing up I couldn't make it a day without hearing teachers cry about how "we are falling behind the Japanese, if we were all smarter we'd do better as a nation and have a better economy" So now I hear the never ending converse of that. What's your take on it? More educaton = better or = worse, and why?