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Thinking about an LLM in Securities/ Banking/ Financial Reg

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:32 pm
by mm7276angie
Im currently a 3L and im thinking about applying for an LLM in Financial Reg/ Securities/ Banking. Do employers truly value this type of masters in law? Im also unclear about what program would be better (GULC or GW). GULC's Securities & Financial Reg LLM Program is only taught online & part time. Any suggestions or thoughts?

Re: Thinking about an LLM in Securities/ Banking/ Financial Reg

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:35 pm
by QContinuum
My understanding is that U.S. J.D.s generally get little/no value out of doing a non-tax LL.M. (tax LL.M.s are a different story, but even then only the top three tax LL.M. programs are generally considered valuable: NYU, Georgetown, and UF, in that order). Instead of doing a LL.M., probably better for career prospects to clerk.

Re: Thinking about an LLM in Securities/ Banking/ Financial Reg

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:36 pm
by Jmart082
QContinuum wrote:My understanding is that U.S. J.D.s generally get little/no value out of doing a non-tax LL.M. (tax LL.M.s are a different story, but even then only the top three tax LL.M. programs are generally considered valuable: NYU, Georgetown, and UF, in that order). Instead of doing a LL.M., probably better for career prospects to clerk.

U.S. JD with a non-tax LLM here. Can confirm that everything just said here is accurate.