I had two criteria while shortlisting universities. First was the country I wanted to study in and second was the course. The UK was always my preferred choice and the universities I decided to apply to were the ones that had impressive Competition Law Courses
The world of work is changing in any event and being adaptable, being comfortable with technology, and gaining world class expertise and experience can set you apart with employers.
There is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’! What worked for someone else may not necessarily work for you; the same logic applies for an LLM as well!
In addition to the course being taught from an international comparative point of view our classes at any given point in time easily has students from a minimum of 10 jurisdictions if not more.
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.
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.
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.
In this FPA edition, we get to speak with Prashanth S Shivadass who received an LLM in Competition Law from Queen Mary University of London (Class of '16).
Rekha Panchal completed an LLM from Queen Mary University of London. In 2015 she completed the two-year LLM from Mumbai University.
If you are contemplating an LLM from a UK university, attend the Study UK fairs that are going to be held across the country in February.
Himanshi Gupta graduated in law from Amity Law School, Noida and is currently pursuing a specialised LLM from Queen Mary University of London.