I think my stint abroad gave me certain confidence to take clients independently. The experience of an LLM instilled a new- found sense of self conviction.
The MCL course is more strenuous than the LLM course at Cambridge, as we took six courses against four in LLM, and were examined thrice in an academic term. To be honest, this was extremely stressful at times.
Law schools need to create incentives to enable students to take up work that they are passionate about, rather than doing a bewildering number of internships for the sole reason that other law students are.
The LL.M. is a broad-ranging experience so the purpose cannot be anything but subjective. Ask yourself why you want to do it and this will likely yield answers to when and where you would like to pursue it.
Raushan Tara Jaswal is an incoming LL.M. candidate at the University of Cambridge, and is also the recipient of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.
“Research helps you find and create knowledge, but teaching within and outside the classroom enables you to disseminate and discuss that knowledge.”
Law students often believe that a doctoral degree is pursued only to undertake a career in academia or research. However, this is not necessarily true. A PhD teaches you much more than just research and writing.
A Ph.D. is about finding your method in madness. One realises that a doctorate journey (like life itself) is a process. There are Eureka moments but these are few and far between.
Akber Ahmed shares his experiences as an LLM student at Cambridge University,
Pranjal Doshi is currently enrolled in the Masters in Corporate Law course (MCL) at Cambridge University (Class of ’19).