After securing an undergrad degree in law, most of us start our hunt to get a masters degree in law i.e. LLM.
Despite knowing the value of this degree we begin our race to get the best college. But how far is an LLM degree worth our time- is the question, which should be answered before starting our hunt. Some of the benefits of LLM Degree for relevance are:
It will help you specialize in a particular field.
The curriculum in law school requires you to study various subjects, but many lawyers prefer to focus on a specific field like criminal law, international law etc. Thus, in order to gain this expertise, a masters degree is a must.
Getting a masters degree is a good way to restart your career.
If you are unemployed or is out of touch from the legal field for a long period then a masters degree can give a kick to your CV and may fill the gaping as recruiters look for active and productive employees.
Since the demand of the job markets is increasing day by day so an added degree might help you outshine others.
Also, employers look for the cherry on the cake and if your grades in undergrad program are low then this is a chance to improve it and in a way gain confidence in interviews. This way, your added degree can be rewarding.
A postgraduate masters degree is necessary in order to have a Ph.D. or be referred to as a doctor.
Many law students opt for Masters to facilitate their education, which will help them to study a Ph.D.
Apart from these, those who wish to be a professor of law need a masters degree.
It gives an added value to your undergrad degree and also creates a different impression as you would be the holder of a professional degree and thus will upgrade your academic credentials and employers will be more reliable in hiring you.
By – Mansi Gupta
Content Writer @ Legal Bites