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What is an LLM and how is it different than a JD?

Understanding the Similarities and Differences of the LLM vs JD Degrees
Tags: LLM, JD, understanding jargon
Jul 31, 2022
Windsor MIT '22, Harvard College Advisor

I am the half of LSD that didn't take the LSAT, or go to law school (Sorry about that). But I did go to MIT business school while surrounded by law students and lawyers, so I am somewhat qualified to talk about the intricacies of law school apps and finances.

Windsor (the dog) didn't write this but he WAS a Resident Tutor and career advisor at Harvard College with me, so deserves some credit.

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WalkingAndLooking
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FoolishHeron
19:02
@CanadaGoose: how / why are you here so much? Just got addicted to wabes?
FoolishHeron
19:02
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@FoolishHeron: LOL, I just like seeing what applicants talk about. makes me nostalgic
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i dont spent that much time here, i just peak whenever i have some free time
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Wave energy is unlike anything else
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spend*
@CanadaGoose: Are you attending Fordham on sticker? How did you weigh money vs BC?
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@ColtsForTheShoe: No? 115K scholly. 105K base + 10K in need.
19:03
I sometimes peruse r/applyingtocollege for the same reason. Yesterday some kid was worried barnard wouldnt give enough name recognition for law school
19:03
BC gave less and I didn't want to practice in Boston after graduation. That simple, tbh.
rhiaaaaanonnnnn
19:04
@edg2110: lmao
ThirstyTalentedPig
19:04
When do you do OCIs? @canadagoose
19:04
basically the same, if not slightly better BL at fordham too
@CanadaGoose: Oh gotcha. I was just stalking your profile and didnt see any listed. That is great!
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@ThirstyTalentedPig: This summer.
19:04
I LOATHE when HS focus too much on law school
Just got a big package from my dream school UMN :)
19:04
same, i hate high school >:(
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@DysfunctionalBoundlessCrab: congrats!!!
ThirstyTalentedPig
19:04
@CanadaGoose: if you want a position at a big law firm what % in your class do you need to be at fordham?
@DysfunctionalBoundlessCrab: That is so exciting! Congratulations!
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@MrDonut: its kinda funny how much these prelaw students are gaming for prestigious schools bc they think the name matters
FoolishHeron
19:05
UMN's package is nice
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@ThirstyTalentedPig: it doesnt work like that - if you have solid work experience, you buy yourself some buffer. roughly top 50% gives you a good chance, top 30% is basically guarenteed
rhiaaaaanonnnnn
19:06
@edg2110: if they rly want good law school chances they need to apply somewhere that gives A+ lmao
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@edg2110: yup
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My ass going to OSU interviewing with HLS tomorrow
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mine doesnt give A+s, made that mistake LOL
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And I know for a fact Crowz went to a CC and then small state school and is going to yale