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
At the end of the day, the market is tough. One’s hard work coupled with some luck (without the aid of any arbitration-specific Felix Felicis) may bear fruit only if and when the ‘right opportunity manifests at the right time’.
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.
The ICAL experience was absolutely terrific. I would recommend anyone who is aspiring to gain international commercial arbitration knowledge in depth to purse the ICAL program.
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.
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.
NYU has the best arbitration courses (both commercial and investment treaty) which I was looking for.
My reason for specializing in ADR is very personal and may not resonate with many. I truly believe ADR is our immediate response to cross-border disputes.
Undertaking the TADS LLM is undeniably one of the best decisions I made in my academic and professional life. This year at Sciences Po offered me countless opportunities to meet with incredibly talented professional both academics and lawyers.
Chithra Powathikunnil George on the NUS-MIDS double degree, LLM applications, the differences between NUS and MIDS, and more.
Garv Malhotra completed the MIDS programme, as well as an LLM from the National University of Singapore.
First Person Accounts (FPA's) are meant to provide a first-hand account of Indian law graduates who have pursued, or are currently pursuing, a post-graduate course (be it an LLM or otherwise) from different schools across the world. In this edition, I speak with Akash Gupta, a graduate of Tamil Nadu National Law University (Class of … Continue reading First Person Accounts: Akash Gupta on the International Commercial Arbitration LLM at Stockholm University
Aayushi Singh shares her thoughts on the LL.M. in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution offered by the National University of Singapore.