My number one advice to any LL.M. applicant would be to be a 100% sure as to why you want to pursue your masters and what value addition will the course bring to the table.
At NUS, we used to have 24 hour open book exams, video making, preparing opinions for real life cases at hand, surprise quizzes, etc. which were although demanding, but absolutely interesting and fun.
We asked five Indian law students to share their experiences with one of the most popular online course providers, Coursera.
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.
The LL.M. year passes by very quickly and it is very easy to lose sight of one’s goals in the busy year.
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.
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
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.
Anirban Roy Choudhury shares his thoughts on the LL.M. at the Institute for Law & Finance, University of Frankfurt, a course he is currently enrolled at.
I have also, over the years, interacted with some LL.M. graduates who have felt that without any substantial connections/background in the legal field, the Master's puts them on a better footing in terms of identifiability.
Amongst the few available options, the WTI caught my eye for multiple reasons. The faculty and guest lectures associated are leading practitioners in the field. I have had the opportunity to attend lectures of Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, Dr. Arthur Appelton, Ms. Gabrielle Marceau, Dr. Thomas Cottier, Dr. Pierre Sauvé, various ambassadors to the WTO, WTO Appellate Body Members, etc just to name a few.
Shireen Priya Meghe who is currently enrolled in the Masters in Advanced Public International Law at Leiden University. A graduate of Symbiosis Law School Pune (Class of '18), Shireen shares her reasons behind choosing Leiden University, going about the LLM application process, and much more.
Varsha Kashyap is currently enrolled in the Masters of Law and Business programme at Bucerius Law School