Potentially, an LLB from India in combination with an LLM from Harvard, Yale, Columbia will get you to the same place, employment wise. But, three years of legal education in one of the most sophisticated legal systems with the most powerful supreme court in the world will reshape you as an individual.
"You don’t have to make your admissions reader bang the desk and cry out, “By gad, admit him!” All you have to do is transmit something genuine and illuminate your motivation."
We know that in the name of filtering for students of a certain ability, merit filters out those who could not access the education and social capital that nurtures such ability.
It's not just about the degree. It's the entire personality of a person that gets changed with an international exposure.
As much you want to tell the law school you are applying to why they should admit you, I think it’s equally important to tell the law school why you picked them.
Raushan Tara Jaswal is an incoming LL.M. candidate at the University of Cambridge, and is also the recipient of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.
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.
"We believe that the University of Georgia School of Law can provide an excellent return on investment and we are happy that we can make it more affordable for qualified students."
It was a roller coster ride. Of course it was extremely difficult at the beginning, but time is the best way to change things for the better.
If anyone wants to break through the US legal market, the JD is always a better option than LL.M. However, if you still want to explore the US market with an LL.M, it is still possible but there are several hurdles to overcome.
Rachaita Saha shares her thoughts on an LL.M. at the College of Law in Florida State University. what got her to FSU, and a lot more.
The LL.M. course is an immersive, rigorous programme with a steep learning curve. It doesn’t help that the setting is also unfamiliar. But it is truly an other-worldly experience – a chance for you to make friends with people from all around the world, get exposed to their culture and way of thinking and see things from a very different perspective.
Apart from UMich, I looked at Oxbridge, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Chicago and Berkeley. Of these, I received acceptances from Berkeley and Michigan, while UChicago placed me on their waitlist.
Columbia Law School has a reputation for being very competitive, which I am learning is not entirely true. The students out here are extremely driven and hardworking, but many go out of their way to help each other.
Tanmay Patnaik , Principal Associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, on his LL.M. experience at Fordham Law School
If a law school has served you well, you will be a better person along with being a law graduate.