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How hard is it to get into LLM programs?

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How hard is it to get into LLM programs?
« on: April 21, 2007, 10:49:02 PM »
What criteria is used for LLM acceptances?  How does the difficulty vary at different schools?  Just wondering.

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Re: How hard is it to get into LLM programs?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 02:03:56 PM »
I don't know the criteria but I know it is pretty hard.
Some schools only accept like 15 students per incoming class-- but on the up side, most people don't go on and get their LLM anyway unless they are foreign, doing something like tax law or whatever, or just want more concerning their field (like for their own private practice)

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Re: How hard is it to get into LLM programs?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 02:15:41 PM »
Hum, from what I've heard it's more the other way, easier to get into a good school for LLM than for JD, as it's generally a cash cow for the schools, and not in very high demand, compared to a JD.

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Re: How hard is it to get into LLM programs?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007, 09:56:28 PM »
Yale only offers a general LL.M for people who want to go into academia.


The pimp-daddy degree of the Common-Law universe is the Oxford BCL, btw...

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Re: How hard is it to get into LLM programs?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2007, 10:00:35 PM »
It really depends on if you are talking about an LLM for US lawyers who already have a JD or if you are talking about the LLM for foreign-trained lawyers.