Holly Golightly wrote:
No real location preference, but I feel like the U.S. market for what I want is in NY/DC. Also not opposed to living overseas.
One advantage to the JD/LLM is that it requires a semester-long externship with an international org., so I'd get some decent experience to put on the resume.
Maybe look into the organizations doing what you want to do, see if you can get a sense of what schools they like to hire from.
I imagine LLM plus externship would be at least as valuable for finding work as going to a school in DC. Especially given how hard it is to differentiate in a class of 600.
It probably also helps to have an LLM in the field. It show public interest was your first choice, not a second backup after biglaw and DOJ fell through.