Avantika Bhandari recently obtained an S.J.D. from Penn State University, and also holds an LL.M. from the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.
Many people in India opt for the traditional LLM route but I realized that a degree that is geared more towards academia did not align with my goal of practicing abroad.
Some of my the people I know used the guidance of an LL.M. counsellor, instead I choose to call my friends and get after their life to proof read my SOP and give me their suggestions
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.
The one thing that really impressed me at NUS was the practicality of the course. You are not tested on how much you can remember but how you can apply the law in real life problems.
Lennora Crilov graduated from Amity Law School, Noida in 2016 and then enrolled for the LL.M. course at Penn State Law School. She is currently the Head of Department – Academic Mobility and Accreditations at the Narxoz School Law & Public Policy, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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.
Akber Ahmed shares his experiences as an LLM student at Cambridge University,