"Virtually everywhere I go in and outside of the U.S. I am asked to identify which specific U.S. law schools and U.S. LL.M. programs do not meet reasonable expectations of LL.M. students. People want to know which LL.M. programs are cash cows, in that they divert LL.M. tuition money away from the LL.M. program, leaving the LL.M. program with inadequate resources to satisfy LL.M. student personal, academic, career or other needs and expectations.”
“I tell students, professors and LL.M. administrators that the principal question is whether the law school funnels sufficient resources to the LL.M. program, and provides high quality service, which is what students should reasonably expect. Unfortunately some schools fail to provide sufficient resources for their international LL.M. students, and do not meet the reasonable needs of their students”.
“LL.M. Roadmap paints a picture of an ideal LL.M. program that meets the needs of its international students. I believe that LL.M. Roadmap can offer everyone involved with LL.M. programs in the U.S. insights as to what they can do to improve the LL.M. experience, as a student, professor or administrator.
“Schools need not spend every LL.M. tuition dollar on the LL.M. program, but the school should spend enough money on the LL.M. program at least to meet the reasonable expectations of students”.
“It is important to inform international students of pitfalls they may encounter in LL.M. programs at U.S. law schools. Caution is needed to avoid cash cows, diploma mills, LL.M. creep, bait and switch, and other mechanisms that harm students, and that result in students’ reasonable LL.M. expectations being unsatisfied”.