This might be surprising and unbelievable but I had no other immediate backup plan other than Queensland University of Technology (QUT). I had applied to only one university i.e. QUT.
Potentially, an LLB from India in combination with an LLM from Harvard, Yale, Columbia will get you to the same place, employment wise. But, three years of legal education in one of the most sophisticated legal systems with the most powerful supreme court in the world will reshape you as an individual.
First Person Accounts (FPA’s) are meant to provide a first-hand account of law graduates who have pursued, or are pursuing, a post-graduate course (LL.M. or otherwise) from different universities across the world. Sneha Priya Yanappa is graduate of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (BA LLB '18) and a BCL candidate at the University of Oxford ('19). In this … Continue reading First Person Accounts: Sneha Priya Yanappa on the BCL, Oxford University
The Personal Statement is a way of them getting to know who we are and what are aspirations are. Our marks are not everything or who we are.
My advice to potential LLM candidates would be stay back after your law course, gain some work experience understand how the market works and then go for your masters. Don’t rush into it immediately after graduating from law.
The path does not get easier, it’s a series of exams, each increasing in time and mental capacity. I am not saying this to discourage anyone, just to prepare you for what you are about to undertake.
It's not just about the degree. It's the entire personality of a person that gets changed with an international exposure.
As much you want to tell the law school you are applying to why they should admit you, I think it’s equally important to tell the law school why you picked them.
Raushan Tara Jaswal is an incoming LL.M. candidate at the University of Cambridge, and is also the recipient of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.
"Research helps you find and create knowledge, but teaching within and outside the classroom enables you to disseminate and discuss that knowledge."
I would advise today’s law graduate to first qualify to practice in India, before going abroad to pursue post graduate studies.
If I were to pick a highlight among the many, it would be the friends I have made from different legal jurisdictions; getting to know more about their judicial system and their country on the whole.
I feel that an LLM is an enriching experience and one should really consider doing it. However, a PG degree from abroad cannot guarantee you a job either in the international scenario or India.
A lot of times people enrol in LLM and go through it without recognizing any value addition to their experience or learning. It looks good on a resume but what it will do for you personally is the question that should have an answer for.
Koç University also inspires trust in their international students and that created a feeling of being in a home away from home.
Abhimanyu Verma talks about the Masters of Business, Competition and Regulatory Laws (MBL) at the Freie Universität Berlin