"You don’t have to make your admissions reader bang the desk and cry out, “By gad, admit him!” All you have to do is transmit something genuine and illuminate your motivation."
We know that in the name of filtering for students of a certain ability, merit filters out those who could not access the education and social capital that nurtures such ability.
Law students often believe that a doctoral degree is pursued only to undertake a career in academia or research. However, this is not necessarily true. A PhD teaches you much more than just research and writing.
I get Malcolm Mackay to discuss the future of legal education, and the legal profession as well.
If a law school has served you well, you will be a better person along with being a law graduate.
Working closely with international LLM graduates in the US, Desiree Jaeger-Fine provides a macro perspective on recruitments in the US legal industry.
Though the MPP was new, I found the programme well-structured, with sufficient exposure opportunities. It was one year, as opposed to most other policy programmes which require a two-year commitment.
I think there is some sort of a peer pressure in law schools that you need to do a master’s program from a reputed institution or else you are looked down upon. Well of course it would be great to get a masters from one of the big universities. But we don’t keep in mind the financial aspect of it. And we almost never speak about it with our friends or alumni.
Amicus Partners speaks with Cristóbal Alvear who is part of the faculty at IE Law School.
Lakshmi Neelakantan on planning for her doctorate degree, what exactly a doctorate entails, the future of Indian law schools, and a whole lot more.
Lakshmi Neelakantan on her MSc at the University of Oxford, doing a non-LLM master's, advice for the Indian law graduate and more
Amal Sethi completed an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is currently working on his SJD.
In the second part, Kanad Bagchi and I discuss legal academia, the BA LLB degree and the future of Indian law schools, working in India, and a whole lot more.
Kanad Bagchi on his reasons for taking up a master's program at the Europa-Institut, being a research scholar means and the MLF at Oxford University
I came across Molina Asthana's profile while looking for Indian law graduates who had made the shift to Australia. And the more I read about her, the more I thought she would make for a good interview for Amicus Partners. A lawyer practicing in Delhi, Molina moved to Australia in 2004. A masters from Melbourne … Continue reading #Interviews: Molina Asthana on Australian LLMs, work-life balance & more
In the second part of the interview (you can read Part 1 here), Dhvani talks about focusing on academy and research in Indian law schools, the kind of lawyers that VCLP is looking to hire, and a whole lot more. How do you encourage academic research in Indian law schools? One [way] is … Continue reading The Amicus Interviews: Dhvani Mehta on Indian legal education, LLMs and more (Part 2)