My first and foremost (albeit philosophical) advice would be to question yourself do you absolutely need an LLM since it is a significant investment of resources and time, so it is only logical that you question if you really need to do an LLM.
The ILF was formed especially to provide LLM degree in Banking and Finance, keeping in mind the requirements of today's corporate legal professional who come from diverse jurisdictions and hence a bespoke program was created
If you have decided that International Arbitration is what you want to do, keep working hard, put all your efforts into it, do not give up even when things seem hopeless, and eventually you will reach your goals.
Having a wide and diverse personal network of contacts is among the keys to success in the arbitration world and one of the best ways to achieve it is through education.
Mohak Rana is currently an LLM candidate at the Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire.
The ICAL programme has its reputation in the arbitration world which was one of the main reason to consider the program.
My first advice would be “Start early” ! Secondly, look for the top universities in your field of interest rather than a general search for top universities.
The study at Victoria University is more of research based and involves critical analysis of propositions as opposed to the usual question answers patterns for exams
I would recommend studying and learning as much as possible, and networking with people, both in and out of the university in one’s filed, as two most important aspects of an LL.M. program.
A master’s is an all-round enriching experience that forces one to broaden one’s horizons and think outside the box.
I have seen students burning their parent's cash in London and then at the end of the course they are extremely worried about recovering the costs specially with the pay-scale in India.
Both NYU and NYC have taught me numerous life and professional lessons.
Sujeet S. Karkala, who did an LLM from Duke University, is a legal advisor at Sciaroni & Associates in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Our batch of 200 students consisted of lawyers from 80 different countries, and understanding the legal systems of different countries and their culture was truly an enriching experience.
Swati Sharma is currently pursing the the advanced Master's in Trade and Investment Law (TRAIL) at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern (WTI)
I would recommend that one consider why they want to pursue a JD, as it is a big investment. Due to visa uncertainties, one may or may not be able to work in the United States for a long period of time.