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.
According to me, an LLM makes sense only if you can afford it without causing any extreme financial setback to yourself or your family or if you have gotten a scholarship, fee waiver or a subsidized student loan that you believe you can re-pay.
An LLM abroad is a great journey, if you know your destination. Make sure you know why you want to pursue your masters and then give it your all. This will be the best time of your life.
Working closely with international LLM graduates in the US, Desiree Jaeger-Fine provides a macro perspective on recruitments in the US legal industry.
Ojas Patil decided to opt for a Juris Doctor degree at the James E. Rogers College of Law in the University of Arizona, instead of the more common LLM.
The Amicus blog began life sometime in August last year, starting off with some (very) rudimentary advice on how to go about the LL.M. application process. Since then, the blog has carried some interesting interviews and posts, with the most popular being the First-Person Account (FPA’s) series.
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.
Political uncertainties across the world affect us domestically and gaining global exposure definitely provides an individual an effective niche. So, it might be wrong to suggest that an LL.M. does not help an individual wishing to litigate.
Toni M. Jaeger-Fine, Fordham School of Law, on the benefits of a foreign LLM, writing a good personal statement, and much more.
Abhinav Lohia completed his law at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, and worked for five years before an LL.M. at George Washington University
Chinthana Konganda, an Assistant Director at the California Western School of Law, on recruitment prospects in the US, making the most of LLM, and more.