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Will getting an LL.M. improve your marketability as a lateral law firm hire? READ MORE >
Find out if getting an LL.M. degree will help or hurt the future of your legal career in this article. READ MORE >
There are many law schools in America that offer the Master in Laws degree. But not all are a good fit to fulfill law student's career aspirations. In this regard applying to a particular law school becomes a personal decision. Hence, applying to the right law school requires law students to conduct in-depth research. This can be a significantly time consuming exercise as often law students get enticed by the law school's pedagogy. However they may not have the necessary American Bar Association (ABA) accreditation. LawCrossing understands the dilemma of these law students when choosing their school of law. It is thus that LawCrossing researchers spend countless hours researching on the best LL.M. programs and law schools in America. The outcome of which has been the creation of the comprehensive 2013-14 Guide to Top LL.M. Programs in America. READ MORE >
Question: I am getting my LL.M. in Tax, and want to practice in a law firm, but I just got an offer from a major accounting firm – should I take it? READ MORE >
I am having problems finding an associate position. Should I go back to school to get my LLM? READ MORE >
I'm currently practicing as a junior litigator at a mid-size firm in New York. I am not happy and would love to switch firms. Unfortunately, the litigation market is really competitive and I can't get a single interview. I'm thinking of going back to school to get an LL.M. Do you think this will open up doors for me in the future? READ MORE >
I am graduating from law school this May. I did not go to a very good law school (fourth-tier) and do not yet have a job. My friends and I think it's our school's reputation, and a few of my classmates are talking about getting an LL.M. from a school with a better reputation. Will an LL.M. from a much better school make me more marketable? READ MORE >
Deciding whether to pursue a Master of Laws degree (''LL.M.'') is a major decision that can have a long term impact on your legal career. This article provides some food for thought on the subject as well as a list of pros and cons one should consider when determining whether to take a hiatus from practicing law in order to pursue an advanced educational degree. It is important to note that over 98% of United States lawyers, including those practicing in the areas of tax and international law, do not have LL.M. degrees. READ MORE >
QuestionHow valuable is earning an LL.M. in a particular field (such as international business and trade law, or intellectual property law just to cite two examples) in improving an entry level lawyer's marketability? READ MORE >
QuestionWill an LLM help my legal career? READ MORE >
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