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"
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!
Please do write your SOP with honesty; write about yourself and your future plans. Remember that the SoP represents you in your absence.
I choose Cardiff University as the framework of the course was based on a combination of International Law and International Relations which aims at analysing the legal and political aspects of international affairs affecting public systems all across the world
From a first reading of the description of the courses offered and based on the fact that only about 60 students are admitted each year, I expected the LL.M. Finance program to be competitive and challenging.
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.
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.
Aakash Kumbhat is currently an LL.M. candidate at the University College London, where he is specialising in competition law.
Meera Nazer completed the European Masters in Law and Economics ('18), a course she undertook right after completing her undergraduate degree from NUALS.
Cornell Tech is the only post grad school that allows one to pursue an LLM which is completely centred around technology.
My first and foremost (albeit philosophical) advice would be to question yourself do you absolutely need an LLM since it is a significant investment of resources and time, so it is only logical that you question if you really need to do an LLM.
The ILF was formed especially to provide LLM degree in Banking and Finance, keeping in mind the requirements of today's corporate legal professional who come from diverse jurisdictions and hence a bespoke program was created
If you have decided that International Arbitration is what you want to do, keep working hard, put all your efforts into it, do not give up even when things seem hopeless, and eventually you will reach your goals.
Having a wide and diverse personal network of contacts is among the keys to success in the arbitration world and one of the best ways to achieve it is through education.
Mohak Rana is currently an LLM candidate at the Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire.