A law degree abroad, or any degree for that matter, can be an expensive affair with the expenses piling up before you even set foot on the campus of your dreams. Be it english proficiency tests, common application portals and their transcript evaluation services (we are looking at you LSAC), or even *cough* *cough* organisations that offer admission counselling.
All of these often add up to a substantial sum of money.
Keeping this in mind, here is a list of eleven free resources that can not only reduce the financial costs involved but also make the entire application process a less stressful exercise.
|1.||LLM Guide||Online Database||Comprehensive database of LLM programs offered by universities across the world. The discussion forum can be a useful feature to conenct with applicants|
|2.||Project EduAccess||Mentorship||Brilliant initiative to provide guidance on higher education for the underrepresented|
|3.||The 10List||Blog/Journal||Topical and useful advice on the LL.M. and post-LL.M. experience in the US|
|4.||LSAC Search||Online Database||If you are interested in the US in particular, the LSAC has a searchable database of LL.M. programs on offer|
|5.||LSAC advice||Video||A video shared by LLM graduate Prapoosa KC on navigating the LSAC application process for US law schools|
|6.||Beyond JD||Online resource||Well-researched and helpful advice for international students considering a US LL.M. or JD|
|7.||LLM Application||Video||An eight-year old video made by the University of Toronto’s Law Faculty on what they want from an LLM application. Old but gold|
|8.||Rankings||Tool to search law schools||Rankings are controversial. Some of the popular ones are US World News, Times Higher Education, and QS World Rankings|
|9.||International Jurist||Online magazine||An online publication focusing on international higher education in the field of law|
|10.||Master of Laws Interviews Project||Interviews||Useful database of interview of foreign trained lawyers who have made the most of their US LL.M. experience|
|11.||Mentorship||Individuals||Some individuals who you can consider contacting are Talha Abdul Rahman (a BCL graduate and practicing Indian lawyer), and Joshua Alter (the man behind Beyond JD)|
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