Earlier this month, Amicus Partners ran a contest for all those who were interested in attending the LSAC LL.M. fair in Delhi.  The idea was to allow non-NCR applicants to have a fair chance to meet the law school representatives of their choice. And, given the impressive list of participating law schools,  I was not too surprised with the kind of response the contest generated.

Udbhav Nanda, winner of the Amicus LLM Fair contest
Udbhav Nanda

The winner of the contest was Udbhav Nanda, a litigation counsel currently working in Odisha. I managed to get in a few questions with Udbhav since I was particularly keen on knowing the reasons behind wanting to enrol for an LL.M.

This is what he had to say:

(Edited excerpts)

Why do you want to pursue an LL.M.?

I do not want to study for an LLM in pursuit of a job in a foreign country. On the other hand, I would love to pursue an LLM degree in order to:

  • Streamline my field of specialization; i.e. dispute resolution
  • Interact with academicians engaged with the University
  • Build a transnational career
  • Be a part of a strong alumni network

How are you going about selecting just where to apply?

As I am still exploring LL.M. opportunities, the following are some of the parameters that I have collated so far in order to determine where to apply:-

  • Teaching faculty
  • Externship arrangements of the Universities
  • Living costs (this is over and above the Tuition fees)
  • Universal recognition of the determined course

And lastly, how was your experience of on the LLM fair? Would you attend other such fairs?

As far as the LLM fair is concerned, I had a great time interacting with the law school representatives. Having a myriad group of people from different schools, attending to the same questions made the entire process extremely interactive, comprehensive and convenient.

However, I would like to mention that having a legal teaching faculty as representatives of the schools would have proved more helpful and provided clarity on the offered courses.

Apart from this, the LLM fair was a fantastic experience. I genuinely appreciate and thank Amicus Partners for making this opportunity available for young students and lawyers from all over the country.

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