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Is it better to pursue LLM or an LLB degree is good enough?


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After LLB, most the students stop their studies, takes up a job from campus placements at their college. But LLM is a post graduate course after doing LLB. Benefits of doing LLM are huge in numbers. Here are some reasons why you should consider going for LLM after LLB:

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  • To move to a new part of the world & get internationally recognized: to succeed one must fly from its nest, likewise, students when going to different parts of the world to study, it helps them develop. They seek for a different perspective, different ideas, & learn different laws. The more developed your skills are, the job opportunity will further increase.  After doing LLM from an internationally recognized University can also help you seek job opportunities in various other foreign countries.  Subjects like environmental law, International trade law, shipping law etc are very much in demand almost always. Doing LLM in such fields of law can be beneficial.
  • Networking: In a classroom of an elite law school, students from all over the world come to the same Students from a number of countries, with different legal backgrounds, share their experience & knowledge with each other. This gives you a unique chance of networking both professionally & personally. They network with attorneys all over the world, without even traveling around the world. Some colleges also provide distance courses for students who are not able to come to the campus.

 

  • Develop a specialization: In some field of law, LLM is required mandatory as to increase the chances to get a good job. In some field, it is by choice, but specialization never hurts anyone Specialization makes them focus in a particular field. Some people do LLM because the graduation course didn’t focus much on that particular subject. They want to further study the same subject. Sometimes they study it to study the related subjects of law with their interest. This is the most common reason to do LLM. Many lawyers focus on fields like maritime law, criminal litigation etc.

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  • Restart Your Career: if in your undergraduate course you didn’t perform well, then LLM provides you a chance to refresh your career & give it a boost. Sometimes Companies or employer sponsors the student for their studies in elite schools in developed countries. They are made to sign a contract that after they finish their studies they will work for them. If you have already taken up your job, this arrangement can be made.

     

     

     

     

     

 

  • Get some international experience: With globalization, a country is never on its own. Every country depends on one another for various aspects, like a business, national resources, investments etc. For such transactions, they need people who are an expert in their laws as well as their partner’s laws. So the demand for lawyers who are well versed with the foreign laws, trade laws are increasing day by day.  Jobs are available in private sector, NGO sector & Government sector.

  • Research and publish: research oriented LLM programs are also provided in various institutes. They do research, with the help of faculty members, & if good enough can get t published as a research paper. After this, they can also go for Ph.D. work. In India, to be a professor Ph.D. is an essential requirement. Published articles are also good for their resume. Various research works show that the students can do a fully fledged research & has studied the topic from top to bottom.

  • Boost your earning potential: since doing LLM, makes you an expert in that particular field, it’s obvious that your value in the field increases, thus increasing the chance of a huge pay scale. Having LLM from an elite law school further, increases your chance to boost your salary potential. This also adds up to your resume, chances of you getting a job in tier-1 law firms.

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  • To be a teacher of law: In India, to become a teacher or a profession or a lecturer, you have to clear NET qualifying exam. To be eligible for NET, one has to be a postgraduate. Since LLB degree is an undergraduate degree, you need to do your LLM. This is a requirement in every country. To teach, you need an advanced degree in that subject. But when a person chooses this path, they generally take other consideration while choosing subjects.

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