Angela Dsouza is a 2019 LL.M. graduate of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) where she opted for the Intellectual Property LL.M.
My number one advice to any LL.M. applicant would be to be a 100% sure as to why you want to pursue your masters and what value addition will the course bring to the table.
Not everybody is going to go for a legal education per se, but they want to know about the legal and business aspects of technology.
The course structure includes visit to Turkish Patent office IP seminars which provide excellent networking opportunities; and prospective internship and career opportunities with WIPO, EUIPO and TurkPatent.
We understand flexibility is critical right now, so please reach out if you want to discuss your individual situation and we will work with you to find a solution!
I recommend the course highly to lawyers and non-lawyers alike for three primary reasons – a nuanced understanding of intellectual property rights; prospective internship and career opportunities post-graduation with WIPO, EUIPO and distinguished professors; and excellent networking opportunities.
"I managed to reach out to some good law firms in New York through the faculty. It was a great networking experience altogether. In other words, I built the foundation of my career in the U.S. at Franklin Pierce itself"
Please do write your SOP with honesty; write about yourself and your future plans. Remember that the SoP represents you in your absence.
If you join as a scholar you learn from lawyers, if you join as a lawyer you learn from scholars. After the completion of the course you will be wired to think differently and get involved in business approached that include innovation.
Mohak Rana is currently an LLM candidate at the Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire.
This might be surprising and unbelievable but I had no other immediate backup plan other than Queensland University of Technology (QUT). I had applied to only one university i.e. QUT.
A lot of times people enrol in LLM and go through it without recognizing any value addition to their experience or learning. It looks good on a resume but what it will do for you personally is the question that should have an answer for.