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Is LLM from Singapore worth the money?


I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.
I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.
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I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.


There are a few things you should consider before taking a call. While Penn State is definitely one of the most reputed Universities to do LL.M. in USA, if your final aim is to practise in the region you do your Masters from then NUS might be the better option. Singapore is still somewhat open to admitting foreign jurisdiction-trained lawyers into its system. Without a traditional J.D. setting up your practise in USA is somewhat difficult. You can realistically expect to spend atleast a year after your LL.M. clearing your Bar, networking and brushing up your knowledge on the local Laws. Plus, I believe not all states in USA permit foreign-trained Law graduates to practise. California is one that permits. Not sure about Pennsylvania.

You need to research keeping all of this in mind. Not saying it's impossible. But USA, in my view, takes a lot more amount of money and effort to set up your practise.
<blockquote>I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.</blockquote>

There are a few things you should consider before taking a call. While Penn State is definitely one of the most reputed Universities to do LL.M. in USA, if your final aim is to practise in the region you do your Masters from then NUS might be the better option. Singapore is still somewhat open to admitting foreign jurisdiction-trained lawyers into its system. Without a traditional J.D. setting up your practise in USA is somewhat difficult. You can realistically expect to spend atleast a year after your LL.M. clearing your Bar, networking and brushing up your knowledge on the local Laws. Plus, I believe not all states in USA permit foreign-trained Law graduates to practise. California is one that permits. Not sure about Pennsylvania.

You need to research keeping all of this in mind. Not saying it's impossible. But USA, in my view, takes a lot more amount of money and effort to set up your practise.
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I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.


Nikita,does penn state give out full tuition scholarships?
<blockquote>I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.</blockquote>

Nikita,does penn state give out full tuition scholarships?
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I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.


Hi Nikita,
If you don't mind, could you please tell where you ended up going and how it turned out? Choosing the countries to apply and your feedback would be very useful. Thanks.
[quote]I have a scholarship in Penn State, U.S. and have also been admitted to LL.M IADR in NUS without scholarship.

I aim to work in the country I study from and LLM from Singapore would mean taking a loan, is doing the same worth the investment of about 25 lacs that it'll cost me or should I go to Penn State which is virtually free.[/quote]

Hi Nikita,
If you don't mind, could you please tell where you ended up going and how it turned out? Choosing the countries to apply and your feedback would be very useful. Thanks.
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