We are the group of only 25 students, which implies that everyone here is purely on merits and probably the best in their sphere.
Research and writing are creative and the environment a researcher needs to flourish will be very individual. The best a university can do is to create an environment where there is space for each researcher to be creative.
I opted for Penn State because it has got some great faculty such as Prof. Catharine Rogers and Prof. Thomas E. Carbonneau who are very experienced scholars in the field of international arbitration
Indian practitioners and students wishing to gain top-notch education in international commercial and investment arbitration will therefore benefit from LAIAC by being taught by the leading individuals in international dispute settlement.
The ICAL programme has its reputation in the arbitration world which was one of the main reason to consider the program.
I chose NUS because I felt the degree would expose me both to the arbitration and the dispute resolution. I also really liked the extensive list of modules offered at NUS. Some of them, for example, are mediation, negotiation, future of international arbitration in Asia pacific region, energy arbitration and so on
An LLM abroad is a great journey, if you know your destination. Make sure you know why you want to pursue your masters and then give it your all. This will be the best time of your life.
The reasons for you to do the LL.M will always be unique to you, so you must always look at this bigger picture, and use external advice (including this interview) only to fill informational voids.
"The level of discourse in the 'right' professor's classroom is so high - that if you're genuinely nerdy/romantic about the law, it is definitely going to giving you a clearer perspective of where you see yourself in the profession."
Rubanya Nanda is currently enrolled in the LLM Master's Programme in Investment Treaty Arbitration at Uppsala University in Sweden.
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