The Alternates: Annie Philip, Saahas Zero Waste

We live in a world which really allows us to be innovative with the work we would like to do. So, take that risk to try out what you truly like. And don’t worry if things don’t work out, a law degree is a fantastic safety net and you can always come back to more traditional careers.

First Person Accounts: Rupavardhini B.R. on the LL.M. at Harvard Law School

The civil services are still fairly a generalist’s domain but I hoped a masters would allow more opportunities for me to work in specific areas. An LLM felt like a better fit with my law degree rather than a public policy course.

Amicus Interviews: Nishant Gokhale on Indian law schools, legal education & more (Part II)

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 Amicus Interviews: Nishant Gokhale on Harvard Law, Gates Cambridge & more (Part I)

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.

The Amicus Interviews: Deborshi Barat on the MALD at Fletchers, legal research & more

Deborshi Barat is a PhD scholar at the Fletcher School, Tufts University the same institute where he completed the MA in Law & Diplomacy as well as an LL.M.

The famous collegiality of the Fletcher ‘mafia’ is a different experience altogether, and one learns a lot from one’s peers as well, especially because the range of perspectives, nationalities, professional backgrounds, and world-views is staggering.

First Person Accounts: Shekhar Sumit on the MBA at the Yale School of Management

Thirdly, you will not find that many lawyers applying to business school – so, there is a bit of work involved in explaining to admission committees what exactly you brought to the table as a lawyer and how those skills will help you thrive in the world of business, both in business school and beyond.

First Person Accounts: Shezin Hussain on the LL.M. at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington

Shezin Hussain shares her LL.M. experience at the Maurer School of Law in Indian University Bloomington.

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.

First Person Accounts: Shouryendu Ray on the LL.M. at UPenn, writing the NY Bar & more

Shouryenu Ray (LLM, UPenn)

The LL.M. course is an immersive, rigorous programme with a steep learning curve. It doesn’t help that the setting is also unfamiliar. But it is truly an other-worldly experience – a chance for you to make friends with people from all around the world, get exposed to their culture and way of thinking and see things from a very different perspective.

The Amicus Interviews: Pallavi Sharma on the MSt. and MPP at Oxford University

Though the MPP was new, I found the programme well-structured, with sufficient exposure opportunities. It was one year, as opposed to most other policy programmes which require a two-year commitment.

First Person Account: Puneeth Ganapathy on the LL.M. from University College London

“The level of discourse in the ‘right’ professor’s classroom is so high – that if you’re genuinely nerdy/romantic about the law, it is definitely going to giving you a clearer perspective of where you see yourself in the profession.” 

First Person Accounts: Balu G. Nair on the LLM at Melbourne Law School

Balu Gopalakrishnan Nair

Balu G Nair is pursuing an LLM at Melbourne Law School. The NUJS grad discusses the pros of an international LLM, the Alex Chernov scholarship, and more