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JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by DorianGray89 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:00 pm

I know Cornell has a program like this, but I was wondering what other schools do too. I am interested in a program like this and want to explore other options apart from Cornell.

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by pelmen74 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:53 pm

Duke has duel Inter. law JD/LLM

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Post by Hey-O » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:56 pm

Fordham has one as well.

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Post by Grizz » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:12 pm

pelmen74 wrote:Duke has duel Inter. law JD/LLM
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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by DorianGray89 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:27 pm

Hey-O wrote:Fordham has one as well.

Can you send me the link? Can't really find it.

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Post by pelmen74 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:56 pm

rad law wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:Duke has duel Inter. law JD/LLM
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That one hit me straight in the gut.
...and yes, I meant dual.

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Post by Hey-O » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:39 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:
Hey-O wrote:Fordham has one as well.

Can you send me the link? Can't really find it.
Here you go:

http://law.fordham.edu/llm-program/llmprogram.htm

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Post by MissLucky » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:16 am

would you say that, typically, applying to these makes it more difficult to get in? or is it possible that it makes it easier (i feel like I read that on here once regarding Duke's)? also, is it possible to not get into the JD/LLM program, but to still get into the JD program? Or is it all or nothing?

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by AreJay711 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:27 am

I have a related question. Is there any actual reason to do one of these programs? I've heard people say LL.M. is only good for tax or for academic jobs (like NYU's in legal theory).

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Post by Grizz » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:29 am

AreJay711 wrote:I have a related question. Is there any actual reason to do one of these programs? I've heard people say LL.M. is only good for tax or for academic jobs (like NYU's in legal theory).
As a general rule, the only LL.M. worth getting is tax from NYU, GULC, or UF.

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by nealric » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:44 am

Yeah OP, don't do a BS LLM. It's a waste of your time and money.

Even a Tax LLM from the big 3 is often not a good idea.

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Post by Noval » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:29 pm

If you really want a dual degree, then enter a J.D./M.B.A. program, much more useful and opens a lot more doors.

But you have to pay the price to get it...I'd say go for it if you don't mind paying extra-money.

If you don't want to be in debt the rest of your life, McGill's dual degree is worth it, the tuition is around 15k/year, the LL.B. itself is 9k/year and offers the same prestige of U.S. T14s.

You will still be able to apply to NYC Biglaw and on top of that, you'll have opportunities opened for Bay St firms in Toronto.

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by reasonable_man » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:37 pm

LLM = Lawyers losing money ... With the exception of an LLM in Taxation from NYU or Georgetown; An LLM degree is essentially worthless.. I only use the word essentially, because it is possible that you might need an extra sheet of paper to write something on, in which case the reverse side of the actual degree might come in handy as a large piece of paper to write something on.. Beyond that, I cannot think of a single use for an LLM.

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Post by ack » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:56 pm

Competitive and no guarantee you'd be accepted (you apply during 1L) but USC has a cool looking one:

http://mylaw2.usc.edu/how/gip/studyabroad/jdlseinfo.cfm

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Post by westbayguy » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:24 pm

Columbia has a dual LLM degree program too in England and Germany

http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_prog ... ble_degree

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Post by reasonable_man » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:26 pm

westbayguy wrote:Columbia has a dual LLM degree program too in England and Germany

http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_prog ... ble_degree
I'm pretty sure the JD from Columbia would be ok .. even without the LLM ..

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by patrickd139 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:29 pm

nealric wrote:Yeah OP, don't do a BS LLM. It's a waste of your time and money.

Even a Tax LLM from the big 3 is often not a good idea.
QFT. Just thought this should stay close to the end of the thread.

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by reasonable_man » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:03 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
nealric wrote:Yeah OP, don't do a BS LLM. It's a waste of your time and money.

Even a Tax LLM from the big 3 is often not a good idea.
QFT. Just thought this should stay close to the end of the thread.
Agreed. This should probably be the only post respond to the op.

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by JG Hall » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:09 pm

Foreign LLM exchanges aren't a horrible idea if you plan on working in the country you're getting the LLM (mostly western Europe, it seems), and want to be a fully licensed attorney in that country.

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Re: JD/LLM International and Comparative law

Post by worldtraveler » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:40 pm

JG Hall wrote:Foreign LLM exchanges aren't a horrible idea if you plan on working in the country you're getting the LLM (mostly western Europe, it seems), and want to be a fully licensed attorney in that country.
Except that in many European countries, just an LLM doesn't qualify you to be licensed. It can be a crazy amount of work.

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