Why You Should Focus on Getting into the Best Law Firm as You Can
[00:00:00] I'm confused between an LLM and a good law firm. What should I do? Which would be better? The law firm is the best thing to do. The LLM, there certainly are important things you can learn but I think you're more likely to be better off joining a good firm. LLMs are often considered a make-up degree, so you can put a good law school on your resume if you didn't go to a good law school sometimes they're good degrees from the perspective that you can specialize in something, so you may want to do it. But health law or ERISA or different types of practice areas where you have a little bit of background, but not enough education law. So sometimes it can be very good, but they're not something that can either change how you did, whatever law school you originally went to give you a good entree. Yes. I've seen lots of people get hired, for example, in health law, education law, and other areas and it was very helpful to them and they even went straight through, but you should be very careful. Law schools are businesses and they offer these classes to generate money and the [00:01:00] admission standards for most LLM programs. And I'm saying most, not all are the law schools. They're often used by people from foreign countries to get into the US or attorneys that didn't go to law school.
In terms of what's going to help your career, you really want to concentrate on trying to get into the best law firm you can.
A lot of attorneys will get Tax LLMs, but then not give tax jobs. And so if you're joining a, an LLM program, you should try to get employment statistics and if you really enjoy a certain practice, cool thing can maybe get an LLM in it and learn about it.
Those would be my suggestions.