Tara Ollapally talks about her own experiences as a law student, first at ULC Bangalore and then at Columbia Law School. She also discusses the urgent need to push mediation, especially in commercial disputes. And lastly, she talks about how lawyers can make good mediators, and whether our legal education equips today’s lawyers with the…… Continue reading The Amicus Podcast: Ep 04 with Tara Ollapally (CAMP Mediation)
First Person Accounts (FPA’s) are meant to provide a first-hand account of lawyer’s who have pursued a post-graduate course from different schools across the world. Not necessarily restricted to an LLM, the FPAs should serve as some guide as to which is the ideal law school for you. Hussain Somji is a Mumbai-based lawyer who…… Continue reading First Person Accounts: Hussain Somji (University of Hong Kong)
In the second part of the interview, Tara focuses on the benefits of mediation, how to become a good mediator and a whole lot more.
Tara Ollapally is an experienced mediator with an LLM from Columbia Law School. In this interview she talks about mediation, future lawyers, her own legal education and much more
Saraswathy Vaidyanathan speaks to Amicus Partners on her LLM from Edinburgh University
Andrew Horsfall tells me how admission officers view LLM applications, how scholarships can be negotiated, and what are the best ways to identify the law school (and post-graduate course) that will offer you the most value.
In this episode of the Amicus Podcast, I speak with Andrew Horsfall, the Assistant Dean of International Programs at Syracuse University College of Law. A lawyer by training, Andrew spent a few years as a legal profession before working for his alma mater. In this podcast, he tells me how admission officers view applications, how…… Continue reading The Amicus Podcast Ep 03: Andrew Horsfall, Syracuse University College of Law
Earlier this year, NALSAR University released a report on possible reforms at our country’s national law universities.The report (accessible here) made a number of suggestions, and also included a fairly comprehensive survey of students across more than a dozen national law universities. The report’s co-investigator, and Assistant Professor at NALSAR, Sidharth Chauhan spoke with me on the…… Continue reading The Amicus Interviews: Sidharth Chauhan, NALSAR University
In the second episode of the Amicus Podcast, Assistant Professor Sidharth Chauhan shares his thoughts on the recent report on legal education, how the report was prepared, and a lot more on the future of legal education in the country. You can also read edited excerpts from the podcast here.
After the previous article, a kind reader (one of twelve I might add) sent me this link to a speech given by Associate Prof. Rahul Singh of the National Law School of India University. The speech, made by Singh as the chair of the undergraduate council at NSLIU, is interesting for a number of reasons – a…… Continue reading Indian law schools and the rankings game
At Amicus Partners, we are always trying to make the LLM application process that much easier. And in order to provide as much information as we can, we have recently launched the Amicus Podcast. In the first episode, Priyadarshini and I discuss the broad aspects of the application process, the things one should keep in mind,…… Continue reading Introducing the Amicus Podcast: Episode 01
Although an LLM is, by far, the favourite, there are more than a few who have chosen non-law specific courses.
As we have mentioned in our first post, researching on which law school to apply to can be a decidedly exhausting process. Right from deciding which course to study, to law school identification to scholarships, the LLM aspirant can often feel overburdened by these tasks. However, there is help at hand. What with the advent of…… Continue reading Four web resources every #LLM applicant should utilise
So here you are, scoping out LLM-guide or LLMStudy, speaking with peers and seniors, and (probably) wondering whether it is going to be worth all the effort in the first place. Like I said, this can be a difficult decision to make.