Public International Law can seem like a bumpy road, especially in the initial years of your practice. You have to zone out yourselves and not look at the steady career progression of your peers working at law firms or as litigators.
Cornell Tech is the only post grad school that allows one to pursue an LLM which is completely centred around technology.
Our batch of 200 students consisted of lawyers from 80 different countries, and understanding the legal systems of different countries and their culture was truly an enriching experience.
Here at NUS, the research community is vibrant and very active and invites all the doctoral students to research workshops where doctoral candidates as well as faculty present their research and seek comments.
“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.
According to me, an LLM makes sense only if you can afford it without causing any extreme financial setback to yourself or your family or if you have gotten a scholarship, fee waiver or a subsidized student loan that you believe you can re-pay.
Sleepless nights, exams (6 hours long to 24 hours long), class presentations, moots, conferences, daily class grading’s, daily extensive readings for class, all in just roughly 10 months. I believe this was the main reason why I chose NUS from the options I had, as I wanted to train and push myself to limits I had never been too.
Abhinav Lohia completed his law at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, and worked for five years before an LL.M. at George Washington University