I had two criteria while shortlisting universities. First was the country I wanted to study in and second was the course. The UK was always my preferred choice and the universities I decided to apply to were the ones that had impressive Competition Law Courses
In terms of ties with the industry, the ILF courses are taught by mostly partners and legal heads at leading firms and companies such as Baker McKenzie, Allen and Overy, Allianz Global Investors, etc.
Sharareh Dastmalchi is an Iranian law graduate who recently completed the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. from the Humboldt University of Berlin. In this interview, she discusses her reasons for enrolling for this particular master's, the course itself, and a whole lot more.
I started the LL.M. expecting a great academic experience, and now I find myself part of the IDR LLM family!
Dyuti Rikhi is a 2019 graduate of the University of Glasgow, where she completed an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law. In this FPA, the 2017 law graduate shares her reasons for opting for the University of Glasgow, the importance of scholarships, and a whole lot more.
Sanchita Ain is an Advocate On Record in the Supreme Court of India and has completed a B.A.LL.B from Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University and an LL.M from the University of Essex in International Human Rights.
Dhakshayanee Srinivasan recently completed the LL.M. (Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law & Conflict) from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
I wanted to add elements of decision orientation to my skills of process orientation and drive transactions instead of being driven by the process. So, I decided to get an MBA to round-out my skillset before moving over to investment banking.
Wajahat Jilani is currently pursuing an LL.M. with a focus on Competition Law at King's College London. He enrolled for the master's course just after finishing his B.A.LL.B course from the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University.
I was convinced that the engaging style of the Socratic pedagogy and the focus on practical clinical education in the US was what I wanted.
The most important and differentiating factor of the ILF LL.M. course was that the curriculum built in 2 months of mandatory internship.
I would strongly recommend prospective applicants who wish to pursue LLM in the courses relating to dispute resolution/settlement to at least gain two years of experience, which must include some exposure to the trial-court advocacy.
My number one advice to any LL.M. applicant would be to be a 100% sure as to why you want to pursue your masters and what value addition will the course bring to the table.
It is rightly put that true learning begins at the end of your comfort zone and that’s exactly how I’d like to quote my LLM experience
In this lifetime, at some point or the other, I wanted to study in SOAS because I’ve learnt from alumnus and professors alike that it is like the JNU of the world.
While the LLM has its own strong set of advantages for a lawyer, an MBA presents me with a unique opportunity to learn something entirely alien to lawyers.