Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Does It Pay To Get An LL.M?

The Wall Street Law Journal Blog ran an interesting story on September 20, 2010, here, questioning whether an LL.M degree was worth it. The article seemed to concluded that it generally was not worth it unless the student was interested in a highly specialized field such as tax.  

I tend to agree. Also, the academic job market has become so competitive that I am sorry to report that an LL.M is not enough to land a law school or even a college teaching job in most competitive markets (where everyone wants to work). If your interested in a full time academic appointment, your looking at a J.S.D. or P.hd degree. That is the reality of todays world.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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