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.
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. In this edition, I speak with Asmita Singh, who is currently enrolled for the LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution at the Humboldt University of … Continue reading First Person Accounts: Asmita Singh on the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. at Humboldt University of Berlin
If nothing else though, the episode does act as a welcome reminder of just how important it is to research before enrolling into any course in any country.
A lot of people ask me, Why did you “switch” from Law to Media and I always say, "It is never a switch. I cannot stop being a lawyer."
"There is no ‘right’ time for a post-graduate degree. No matter when you decide to do it, it will be beneficial in its own way. So trust the motivations that come from within and everything else will fall into place. "
A Ph.D. is about finding your method in madness. One realises that a doctorate journey (like life itself) is a process. There are Eureka moments but these are few and far between.
LLM students on the thesis track may receive up to full tuition waiver depending on their success during the interview and written exam. Also international students will find Turkey more affordable in terms of living costs comparing to traditional graduate destinations.
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.
Though the MPP was new, I found the programme well-structured, with sufficient exposure opportunities. It was one year, as opposed to most other policy programmes which require a two-year commitment.
The reasons for you to do the LL.M will always be unique to you, so you must always look at this bigger picture, and use external advice (including this interview) only to fill informational voids.
All things considered, Universities have brand value and consider choosing an LLM in a University, which has such recall. It leads to an embarrassing interview if your employer is unaware of your university!
"The level of discourse in the 'right' professor's classroom is so high - that if you're genuinely nerdy/romantic about the law, it is definitely going to giving you a clearer perspective of where you see yourself in the profession."
I think there is some sort of a peer pressure in law schools that you need to do a master’s program from a reputed institution or else you are looked down upon. Well of course it would be great to get a masters from one of the big universities. But we don’t keep in mind the financial aspect of it. And we almost never speak about it with our friends or alumni.