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 different universities across the world. Sneha Priya Yanappa is graduate of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (BA LLB '18) and a BCL candidate at the University of Oxford ('19). In this … Continue reading First Person Accounts: Sneha Priya Yanappa on the BCL, Oxford University
The Personal Statement is a way of them getting to know who we are and what are aspirations are. Our marks are not everything or who we are.
My advice to potential LLM candidates would be stay back after your law course, gain some work experience understand how the market works and then go for your masters. Don’t rush into it immediately after graduating from law.
It's not just about the degree. It's the entire personality of a person that gets changed with an international exposure.
As much you want to tell the law school you are applying to why they should admit you, I think it’s equally important to tell the law school why you picked them.
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.
If I were to pick a highlight among the many, it would be the friends I have made from different legal jurisdictions; getting to know more about their judicial system and their country on the whole.
I feel that an LLM is an enriching experience and one should really consider doing it. However, a PG degree from abroad cannot guarantee you a job either in the international scenario or India.
I don’t see a reason why, as litigators, we should not venture out to seek knowledge from every possible source, and see how we can use that to assist in the development of the law.
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.
Koç University also inspires trust in their international students and that created a feeling of being in a home away from home.
It was a roller coster ride. Of course it was extremely difficult at the beginning, but time is the best way to change things for the better.
If anyone wants to break through the US legal market, the JD is always a better option than LL.M. However, if you still want to explore the US market with an LL.M, it is still possible but there are several hurdles to overcome.
Subha Nivedha on an LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University
The distaste was quite evident, “We actually tell students to stay away from people like you” he told me.
Ranesh Anand, a graduate of the National University of Study and Research in Law. Ranesh recently completed an LL.M. from the University of Sydney,