I would like to put it out there that one need not have studied at one of the top law schools or have the best grades possible to have a shot at getting into their preferred law school, so long as they can show that they excelled at something they considered the most meaningful as a student or a practitioner.
The one thing that really impressed me at NUS was the practicality of the course. You are not tested on how much you can remember but how you can apply the law in real life problems.
One of the biggest plus points for me has been developing this network of friends all around the globe who are all doing extremely well. No doubt it is a great asset to have from a business perspective, but it holds far greater value to me personally.
With the LL.M. admission, or rather application, season well and truly on track, the upcoming LL.M. Fairs organised by Legal Pundits could be a good opportunity to directly reach out to law schools you may be interested in enrolling at. The dates of the LLM Fair are as follows: Kochi on 19th October; Pune on … Continue reading Attend: LEASE LLM Fairs this month (Kochi, Pune & Delhi)
Prospective applicants exploring LL.M. options should take into account the overall academic reputation of the university (and not just the law school), and also be mindful of the significant benefits of the alumni networks available.
For me, the fact that a candidate has an LLM degree is not automatically impressive. What matters is whether the degree and the experience have added any real value to him/her.
Debadatta Bose is currently a PhD scholar at the University of Amsterdam.
Vanya Rakesh is currently enrolled in the LL.M. in Law & Digital Technologies at Leiden University.
Harvard Law School teaches you not just what the law is, but really much more about how to question it and develop a critical and analytical approach to its study.
First Person Accounts (FPA’s) are meant to provide a first-hand account of law graduates who have pursued, or are pursuing, a post-graduate course (LL.M. or otherwise) from universities and law schools across the world. Shagun Parekh graduated from the Pravin Gandhi College of Law in 2017, and enrolled for the LL.M. at Northwestern University's Pritzker School … Continue reading First Person Accounts: Shagun Parekh on an LL.M. from Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law
I recommend gaining some experience before an LLM degree. It also gives you clarity about your interest areas which helps you to design your LLM program accordingly.
The Admission Interviews, are meant to provide insights into LLM admissions right from the law school itself. The primary idea behind this series is to provide that little bit of extra information that may not be available on the law school's website. Puteri Sofia Amirnuddin is the Programme Director for Master of Laws at Taylor’s University in Malaysia. I … Continue reading The LLM #Admission Interviews: Puteri S. Amirnuddin, Taylor’s University
While India is a growing hub for law opportunities, I personally do think it is quite behind other developed countries like the UK in regards to infrastructure, globalisation and international exposure
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.
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
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.