How hard is it to get into Harvard or Yale's L.L.M. program?

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How hard is it to get into Harvard or Yale's L.L.M. program?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 25, 2010 12:03 pm

I am looking for a career change and want to get into academia. I graduated from MVP three years ago in the top 8%, was on Law Review, and published a Note. Is it possible for someone with these stats to get into Harvard or Yale's LLM program? Also, is it common for L.L.M. graduates to get good clerkships?

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Re: How hard is it to get into Harvard or Yale's L.L.M. program?

Postby thesealocust » Tue May 25, 2010 6:55 pm

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Re: How hard is it to get into Harvard or Yale's L.L.M. program?

Postby NayBoer » Tue May 25, 2010 7:09 pm

FYI if anyone is going to be putting this on a resume, it's abbreviated "LL.M." with no period after the first L. Academics seem like they'd care about trivial things like that.

This is all I can offer on the subject without speculation or conventional wisdom. It's from an article on tax LLMs, but this paragraph contrasts it with general LLMs.

Paul Caron wrote:For American LLM applicants who want to practice tax law, a Tax LLM program typically is the better choice. For American applicants who want to go into law teaching, the choice between a general LLM degree and a Tax LLM degree depends on whether the applicant wants to teach tax law. Students pursuing a general LLM degree, especially at elite law schools, often are interested in law teaching in subject areas other than tax (or are foreign-trained lawyers who want to qualify to practice law in the U.S.). Prospective LLM students who would like to transition to law teaching in subject areas other than tax may find that a general LLM degree better suits their goals. On the other hand, prospective LLM students who would like to transition to teaching tax typically pursue a Tax LLM degree instead of a general LLM degree.
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1577966

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Re: How hard is it to get into Harvard or Yale's L.L.M. program?

Postby bwv812 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:52 pm

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