Hi, I am an international applicant who just got admissions from the programs above. Under this situation, I am really having hard time to choose which way to go.
My plan is to be eventually admitted to the bar, whatever I take, and come back to my country. So, the reputation of school I choose is as important as just being admitted to the bar. But, the law school which gave me the J.D admission is not well-known in my country. On the contrary, the other school granting me LL.M admission is regarded as one of best law schools in my country. Another problem is that since I have no undergrad law degree, I am not qualified for the bar exam with only LL.M degree.
So, I am thinking about four alternatives just as follows. I would sincerely like to ask you which is recommendable for me. And please give me tips on anything that I am not sure of mentioned below.
1. After completing one year LL.M first, transfer to J.D program in that school or other schools: The best option for me considering necessary expenses and periods, but I am not sure if this one is permitted and credits earned in LL.M can be waived in J.D program. More important, I don't guess what is the chance. Please let me know about that.
2. After completing one year LL.M while proparing LSAT again, apply to J.D programs of LS including the school in which I completed the LL.M; it sounds feasible, but too demanding and too expensive to bear it on. Even worse, no guarantee for admissions of reputed schools.
3. Earning 90 or more quarterly credits for NY bar exam by taking two LL.M programs in two years; quite satisfactory to meet both the requirements of bar exam and reputation of LS. But, I don't know if this is fully approved to qualify for the bar exam. Please let me know about that.
4. Just going to J.D in the third tier and transfer to the 1st tier school in 2L ; slim chance of this scinario.
I am desperately waiting for your kind advice.
Thank you very much.