Our program is specifically not intended for LL.M. students who plan to remain in the US and take a State bar. So, the value of our LL.M. program may be different than others.
The LL.M. program at UC Davis School of Law focuses on your individual professional and academic goals. You will design an individualized curriculum with the support of one on one advising with our Associate Dean.
When you are studying, it is about much more than just learning what has been assigned; it is about researching on your own, searching for the information, and broadening our knowledge to satisfy your genuine academic curiosity.
SLU LAW is committed on creating successful lawyers, and we work closely with our students to help them achieve their career goals.
Students need to work hard in class, as well as outside class. International lawyers should make the most of the experience with their colleagues by participating and adding value to classroom debates and activities.
Law school is hard work, and living abroad can be difficult. I would advise anyone considering a U.S. LL.M. to have a clear idea of why they want a U.S. LL.M.
Research and writing are creative and the environment a researcher needs to flourish will be very individual. The best a university can do is to create an environment where there is space for each researcher to be creative.
If we can somehow emulate, let’s say the ‘Tutorial’ concept from the BCL course into the Indian legal education system (it’s a long shout, I know!), then we can truly have the National Law Universities/Law Schools amongst the most prestigious in the world.
We live in a world which really allows us to be innovative with the work we would like to do. So, take that risk to try out what you truly like. And don’t worry if things don’t work out, a law degree is a fantastic safety net and you can always come back to more traditional careers.
While it is always disappointing to need to delay plans, students should remember that they’re not alone, there are thousands of students worldwide in a similar situation. They should choose the best option for them as per their safety, learning outcomes and the experience they’ll receive.
It seemed like the path of the fewest immediate obstacles as far as being a lawyer went. And then I decided to quit while I was still young and still had the willpower to leave the lawyer-money behind.
The world of work is changing in any event and being adaptable, being comfortable with technology, and gaining world class expertise and experience can set you apart with employers.
Just remember that even during the darkest of times, there is always a way out. A way that is often found with the help of someone else.
"I managed to reach out to some good law firms in New York through the faculty. It was a great networking experience altogether. In other words, I built the foundation of my career in the U.S. at Franklin Pierce itself"
I know I have also made some friends for life. I have taken up learning a new language, trying my hand at a musical instrument, abstract painting, reading books in my mother tongue etc. Bottomline: zero regrets.
With an estimated hundred thousand new law graduates every year, it is not surprising that international law schools are increasing their focus on India.