Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 26, 2012 1:04 am

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LawIdiot86 wrote:A GULC LLM won't get you into W&C because the only LLMs from GULC who get jobs are tax LLMs and W&C has precisely two lawyers, both partners, who do tax. Beyond that, getting an LLM in tax, which is the only market LLM, when you aren't committed to tax, means you won't perform as well as those dedicated to the field. Finally, the "good" outcome for a GULC tax LLM is a Big 4 accounting firm or the tax practice of a random V100, not V10. You already have the COA clerkship, which opens far more doors.


Yes, I know. That's why I'm not doing it. There was a little bit when I was thinking about it and I quickly changed my mind when someone explained to me that my idea was terrible.

On another note, have you noticed that a lot of older partners have LLBs (instead of JDs) and LLMs? It seems like there's a lot of older folks (like 80 year olds) that went that route. I thought that was odd.

Found one: http://www.bsfllp.com/lawyers/data/0001


Um.... That's not "odd." That just means they are old. It wasn't a different "route." The JD didn't become commonplace until the '50's to '60's and Yale only transitioned to the JD in the early 1970's. Before the switch to the JD, the post-baccalaureate professional degree for lawyers in the US was the LLB.

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 26, 2012 8:44 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:
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RedBirds2011 wrote:Image


So a Harvard LLM is useless then? Interesting chart.



For you, yes. Tax Llm is the only thing worth doing and only if it is a top 3. And even then it's not always a great decision.


So then why does everyone pretend Harvard is the best then?

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sat May 26, 2012 8:46 pm

No one pretends that Harvard is "the best" for anything related to LLMs.

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 26, 2012 8:48 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:No one pretends that Harvard is "the best" for anything related to LLMs.

Everyone pretends Harvard is the best at everything. "But I went to HHHAAAARRRVVVVVAAARRDDD"....

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby Jwb0711 » Sat May 26, 2012 8:55 pm

I am aware of the flowchart... but I wanted to ask:

What is everyone's opinions of foreign LLM's??

I noticed that there are several foreign law schools that offer LLM's in international trade and finance etc., and that the programs are taught in English. Are those pretty worthless too?

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby jurisx » Sat May 26, 2012 8:57 pm

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 26, 2012 9:03 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:Image

+10

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby thegrayman » Sat May 26, 2012 10:15 pm

LLM flowchart is no joke. Even NYU LLM's with TTT JD's can have some trouble getting placed, I would imagine anything less than an NYU LLM with a TTT JD would not be worth the $

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Re: Getting an LLM from a T2 to improve after a T4 JD?

Postby cantaboot » Sun May 27, 2012 4:34 am

for LLM outside tax, harvard is one of the best - but they mainly admit foreign students.
I have a couple of friends who are harvard LLM graduates working here in DC.




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