Oxford prides itself on the unique tutorial system alongside traditional lecture and seminar method of teaching.
Angela Dsouza is a 2019 LL.M. graduate of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) where she opted for the Intellectual Property LL.M.
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
Dyuti Rikhi is a 2019 graduate of the University of Glasgow, where she completed an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law. In this FPA, the 2017 law graduate shares her reasons for opting for the University of Glasgow, the importance of scholarships, and a whole lot more.
Sanchita Ain is an Advocate On Record in the Supreme Court of India and has completed a B.A.LL.B from Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University and an LL.M from the University of Essex in International Human Rights.
Wajahat Jilani is currently pursuing an LL.M. with a focus on Competition Law at King’s College London. He enrolled for the master’s course just after finishing his B.A.LL.B course from the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University.
In this lifetime, at some point or the other, I wanted to study in SOAS because I’ve learnt from alumnus and professors alike that it is like the JNU of the world.
I did not want to do a master’s degree for the sake of doing one. Because to my mind, it is more than just a career milestone – rather, it needs to serve some predefined purpose.
I think my stint abroad gave me certain confidence to take clients independently. The experience of an LLM instilled a new- found sense of self conviction.
Make the most of your LLM experience by meeting and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Seek to create meaningful bonds with people without only focusing on what’s in it for me.
The MCL course is more strenuous than the LLM course at Cambridge, as we took six courses against four in LLM, and were examined thrice in an academic term. To be honest, this was extremely stressful at times.
If we can somehow emulate, let’s say the ‘Tutorial’ concept from the BCL course into the Indian legal education system (it’s a long shout, I know!), then we can truly have the National Law Universities/Law Schools amongst the most prestigious in the world.
Short-term summer programs have been long sought after by law students as a means to expose themselves to foreign education, interact with faculty members from some of the best universities in the world, and foster relationships.
Academically, the most valuable experience for me was a massive improvement in the most basic skills that any lawyer must possess, that is, critical thinking, analytical thinking, and writing skills.
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!