"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"
I know I have also made some friends for life. I have taken up learning a new language, trying my hand at a musical instrument, abstract painting, reading books in my mother tongue etc. Bottomline: zero regrets.
Please do write your SOP with honesty; write about yourself and your future plans. Remember that the SoP represents you in your absence.
The level of mentorship by faculty members is always valued by the students. The program is intentionally small and ranges from 15-20 students per year.
In 2017, Pallavi Chandrasekhar graduated with an LL.M. from the School of Law at New York University.
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.
Mohak Rana is currently an LLM candidate at the Franklin Pierce School of Law, University of New Hampshire.
UChicago Law is a small school and prides itself on these relationships. The friends and professional contacts students make stay with them for the rest of their lives.
As the LLM fair is concerned, I had a great time interacting with the law school representatives.
I would recommend studying and learning as much as possible, and networking with people, both in and out of the university in one’s filed, as two most important aspects of an LL.M. program.
Both NYU and NYC have taught me numerous life and professional lessons.
Sujeet S. Karkala, who did an LLM from Duke University, is a legal advisor at Sciaroni & Associates in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Our batch of 200 students consisted of lawyers from 80 different countries, and understanding the legal systems of different countries and their culture was truly an enriching experience.
I would recommend that one consider why they want to pursue a JD, as it is a big investment. Due to visa uncertainties, one may or may not be able to work in the United States for a long period of time.
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.