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Does a JD or an LLM help in becoming a QC or Judge?
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Does a JD or an LLM help in becoming a QC or Judge?
Qualifications dont make a difference to this. you have to have proven yourself as a highly competent lawyer for a minimum of 15/20 years the only way it would help is actualy getting you a tc/pupillage in the firstplace and this would only be if the undergrad, ecs, work expereince and interview performance are up to scratch.
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Does a JD or an LLM help in becoming a QC or Judge?
A JD is a first degree in law in the United States, not a doctorate. Unless you wish to practise law in the US, it would be a colossal waste of money. I would expect having a JD to be entirely irrelevant. By the time you might be becoming a QC, you would probably have at least fifteen years' call, and for a judge substantially more than that. I don't think your LLM would matter by that time either. There is some scepticism about whether an LLM even helps you get a pupillage or tenancy; I think its importance would decrease after that. You are more likely to be judged on what you do in practise, than what you did in university twenty or thirty years earlier.
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A JD is a first degree in law in the United States, not a doctorate. Unless you wish to practise law in the US, it would be a colossal waste of money. I would expect having a JD to be entirely irrelevant. By the time you might be becoming a QC, you would probably have at least fifteen years' call, and for a judge substantially more than that. I don't think your LLM would matter by that time either. There is some scepticism about whether an LLM even helps you get a pupillage or tenancy; I think its importance would decrease after that. You are more likely to be judged on what you do in practise, than what you did in university twenty or thirty years earlier.

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