NUS-LLM 2015/16 applicants


padawan01

Hi everyone,

I've been following this post since the first admissions started rolling out, hoping for an update.

Just got admitted to IBL. I guess they've finally started with it. Sure took time.

Congratulations to those that have received the offer. Hope to see you there, in case I decide to accept.

To those waiting to hear from admissions, my best,.

Cheers,

Hi everyone,

I've been following this post since the first admissions started rolling out, hoping for an update.

Just got admitted to IBL. I guess they've finally started with it. Sure took time.

Congratulations to those that have received the offer. Hope to see you there, in case I decide to accept.

To those waiting to hear from admissions, my best,.

Cheers,
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CorpLawyer

Hi! Just received an offer from NUS for their specialized LLM program in IBL. I have got an offer from Georgetown and have been waitlisted for Cornell and Penn Law.

It would be really helpful if somebody can share their opinion on the law schools mentioned above and would also appreciate if someone can throw light on the reputation NUS enjoys internationally and the advantages if any over Georgetown! Thanks a ton!

Hi! Just received an offer from NUS for their specialized LLM program in IBL. I have got an offer from Georgetown and have been waitlisted for Cornell and Penn Law.

It would be really helpful if somebody can share their opinion on the law schools mentioned above and would also appreciate if someone can throw light on the reputation NUS enjoys internationally and the advantages if any over Georgetown! Thanks a ton!
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Pulkit1283

@corplawyer, @padawan01,
Congrats guys and thank you for the updates. All the best to those still waiting for the results.

@corplawyer, @padawan01,
Congrats guys and thank you for the updates. All the best to those still waiting for the results.
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Amu

Hey guys I just got an offer letter for IBL. I have already received an offer letter for CFL which I have accepted . Does anyone know if I can switch courses and opt for IBL instead ?

Hey guys I just got an offer letter for IBL. I have already received an offer letter for CFL which I have accepted . Does anyone know if I can switch courses and opt for IBL instead ?
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shivi

Hey guys!
Are there other applicants who are yet to receive any intimation?
I have neither received acceptance nor a rejection letter. I wrote them a mail enquiring about the status of my application, no reply on that as well.
Last week when I called, they informed by end of this week it should be out, and on calling today, they said end of next week.It's kind of bothering me now.
I have applied for CFS and IBL.

Hey guys!
Are there other applicants who are yet to receive any intimation?
I have neither received acceptance nor a rejection letter. I wrote them a mail enquiring about the status of my application, no reply on that as well.
Last week when I called, they informed by end of this week it should be out, and on calling today, they said end of next week.It's kind of bothering me now.
I have applied for CFS and IBL.
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Pulkit1283

@shivi,
Bro I recall reading something in one of the previous years post regarding NUS (don't know which one though) but it may be useful to you. So in pursuance of what. I had read, it would be advisable that you check the spam folder of your mail id once because sometimes mails from NUS land up there.
Hope this helps and congratulations @Amu on the dual offer

@shivi,
Bro I recall reading something in one of the previous years post regarding NUS (don't know which one though) but it may be useful to you. So in pursuance of what. I had read, it would be advisable that you check the spam folder of your mail id once because sometimes mails from NUS land up there.
Hope this helps and congratulations @Amu on the dual offer
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Seems like we are in the same boat. Even i havet received it yet.


Hey guys!
Are there other applicants who are yet to receive any intimation?
I have neither received acceptance nor a rejection letter. I wrote them a mail enquiring about the status of my application, no reply on that as well.
Last week when I called, they informed by end of this week it should be out, and on calling today, they said end of next week.It's kind of bothering me now.
I have applied for CFS and IBL.

Seems like we are in the same boat. Even i havet received it yet.


<blockquote>Hey guys!
Are there other applicants who are yet to receive any intimation?
I have neither received acceptance nor a rejection letter. I wrote them a mail enquiring about the status of my application, no reply on that as well.
Last week when I called, they informed by end of this week it should be out, and on calling today, they said end of next week.It's kind of bothering me now.
I have applied for CFS and IBL.</blockquote>
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Pulkit1283

They certainly are taking their time with the remaining intimations, all the best to those still waiting, though it has turned out to be one seriously long wait.
On a lighter note, May patience be with all

They certainly are taking their time with the remaining intimations, all the best to those still waiting, though it has turned out to be one seriously long wait.
On a lighter note, May patience be with all
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Pulkit1283

Just a reminder to all those who have accepted their offers or are intending to do so, that the hostel Application process shall commence/open up from the 7th of May,2015 onwards.

Just a reminder to all those who have accepted their offers or are intending to do so, that the hostel Application process shall commence/open up from the 7th of May,2015 onwards.
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Does all application for one specialisation come together?

Are they sending rejections?

Does all application for one specialisation come together?

Are they sending rejections?
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SS88

Hello guys, warm congratulations to all who have been accepted :)

I have been offered a seat for CFL by NUS and just wanted to know what tuition fees would be applicable to us.

Would we be eligible for the government subsidized tuition fee or not? I went through their rules, but there seems to be a confusion related to students being eligible only for a course which is of the same or lower level (not sure if LLM is same level). Has anybody got clarity on this ?? Do let us know..

Hello guys, warm congratulations to all who have been accepted :)

I have been offered a seat for CFL by NUS and just wanted to know what tuition fees would be applicable to us.

Would we be eligible for the government subsidized tuition fee or not? I went through their rules, but there seems to be a confusion related to students being eligible only for a course which is of the same or lower level (not sure if LLM is same level). Has anybody got clarity on this ?? Do let us know..
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Navi

Hey again you guys!

Been reading the last cour of posts regarding scholarship.
I'm yet to hear from NUS on that front. Anyone else with me too?

Have the begun communicating their decisions regarding scholarships that anyone's aware of?

Cheers!

Hey again you guys!

Been reading the last cour of posts regarding scholarship.
I'm yet to hear from NUS on that front. Anyone else with me too?

Have the begun communicating their decisions regarding scholarships that anyone's aware of?

Cheers!
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Pulkit1283

@Navi,
If the period of two weeks from he date of the offer letter has expired then as per NUS the same may be treated to be declined. Beyond that as is evident there seems to be no update by anyone regarding having received one. All the best to you in the event there is still some time left before the two weeks stipulation expires and all the best to everyone else who are waiting for their scholarship outcome.
@SS88,
Bro, it's too tedious to write the basis for arriving at the answer giving as regards your query, so to state precisely and to the point as per their applicable rules and policies, the fees payable is the MOE subsidized fee(s) unless you have already availed of one in another program in Singapore

@Navi,
If the period of two weeks from he date of the offer letter has expired then as per NUS the same may be treated to be declined. Beyond that as is evident there seems to be no update by anyone regarding having received one. All the best to you in the event there is still some time left before the two weeks stipulation expires and all the best to everyone else who are waiting for their scholarship outcome.
@SS88,
Bro, it's too tedious to write the basis for arriving at the answer giving as regards your query, so to state precisely and to the point as per their applicable rules and policies, the fees payable is the MOE subsidized fee(s) unless you have already availed of one in another program in Singapore
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SS88

thanks very much for the clarification Pulkit!

All the best to everyone awaiting results!

thanks very much for the clarification Pulkit!

All the best to everyone awaiting results!
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Navi

Thanks for your reply Pulkit!
I've still got a couple days left. Was wondering if anyone else had heard from em given most of us had received acceptances around the same time from what I've been tracking!

I'm aware of the 2 week window period, it was stated very clearly in the offer letter itself. Just wanted to know if anyone had heard back :)

Thanks for your reply Pulkit!
I've still got a couple days left. Was wondering if anyone else had heard from em given most of us had received acceptances around the same time from what I've been tracking!

I'm aware of the 2 week window period, it was stated very clearly in the offer letter itself. Just wanted to know if anyone had heard back :)
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shivi

Hey guys!

Over the long haul, finally received an offer from NUS for LLM in IBL.
Those who still await response, they are still rolling out offer letters this whole week.I checked with them over phone.
So keep hoping for the best and good luck guys :)

Hey guys!

Over the long haul, finally received an offer from NUS for LLM in IBL.
Those who still await response, they are still rolling out offer letters this whole week.I checked with them over phone.
So keep hoping for the best and good luck guys :)
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They have send all with "S" alphabet today :P
Got in :D

They have send all with "S" alphabet today :P
Got in :D
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Navi

Hi! Just received an offer from NUS for their specialized LLM program in IBL. I have got an offer from Georgetown and have been waitlisted for Cornell and Penn Law.

It would be really helpful if somebody can share their opinion on the law schools mentioned above and would also appreciate if someone can throw light on the reputation NUS enjoys internationally and the advantages if any over Georgetown! Thanks a ton!


Firstly congratulations!
I've gotten acceptances from Georgetown and UPenn too but I'll be picking NUS over both.

NUS is definitely one of the best in Asia, and given you're looking at a corp law LLM, coupled with the exchange program they have with NYU, it makes NUS a more lucrative choice.
Secondly, the finances in the US are absolutely crazy. Unless Ofcourse you're getting a huge scholarship. Quick math of the costs of tuition, living and a comfortable monthly allowance in NUS equals to about 2/3 of only the tuition fees of Georgetown and UPenn, never mind the living expenditure after that.

Looking at the reputation - UPenn surely has the name and the tag. Cornell is an Ivy and Georgetown is a semi Ivy, yes. But in the industry, it's not much of a big deal. Realistically unless you're looking only for a tag, the standing of these schools in the industry is as good as the other. NUS is well respected world over and Singapore has THE market in Asia as of now. It becomes difficult to be placed in the US given their stringent bar and immigration laws.

Overall, I'd say, realistically unless you're getting a good scholarship at UPenn, NUS is your best bet in my opinion!

I hope that helped. Keep us posted!

Cheers! :)

<blockquote>Hi! Just received an offer from NUS for their specialized LLM program in IBL. I have got an offer from Georgetown and have been waitlisted for Cornell and Penn Law.

It would be really helpful if somebody can share their opinion on the law schools mentioned above and would also appreciate if someone can throw light on the reputation NUS enjoys internationally and the advantages if any over Georgetown! Thanks a ton!</blockquote>

Firstly congratulations!
I've gotten acceptances from Georgetown and UPenn too but I'll be picking NUS over both.

NUS is definitely one of the best in Asia, and given you're looking at a corp law LLM, coupled with the exchange program they have with NYU, it makes NUS a more lucrative choice.
Secondly, the finances in the US are absolutely crazy. Unless Ofcourse you're getting a huge scholarship. Quick math of the costs of tuition, living and a comfortable monthly allowance in NUS equals to about 2/3 of only the tuition fees of Georgetown and UPenn, never mind the living expenditure after that.

Looking at the reputation - UPenn surely has the name and the tag. Cornell is an Ivy and Georgetown is a semi Ivy, yes. But in the industry, it's not much of a big deal. Realistically unless you're looking only for a tag, the standing of these schools in the industry is as good as the other. NUS is well respected world over and Singapore has THE market in Asia as of now. It becomes difficult to be placed in the US given their stringent bar and immigration laws.

Overall, I'd say, realistically unless you're getting a good scholarship at UPenn, NUS is your best bet in my opinion!

I hope that helped. Keep us posted!

Cheers! :)
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CorpLawyer

@Navi: Thanks a lot for your inputs!! Well I do agree with you on most points. To be frank my main objective in pursuing an LLM that too after working for about 4 years is the fact that I intend to accentuate my profile as a lawyer and exploit the job market in the best possible manner. Hence, the job market is certainly the most critical factor while deciding to choose a university.

Could you please elaborate on the exchange program with NYU. I am not sure whether it still exists.

Well I do agree with the reputation NUS enjoys internationally but what about the specific course IBL?

@Navi: Thanks a lot for your inputs!! Well I do agree with you on most points. To be frank my main objective in pursuing an LLM that too after working for about 4 years is the fact that I intend to accentuate my profile as a lawyer and exploit the job market in the best possible manner. Hence, the job market is certainly the most critical factor while deciding to choose a university.

Could you please elaborate on the exchange program with NYU. I am not sure whether it still exists.

Well I do agree with the reputation NUS enjoys internationally but what about the specific course IBL?
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Hi! Just received an offer from NUS for their specialized LLM program in IBL. I have got an offer from Georgetown and have been waitlisted for Cornell and Penn Law.

It would be really helpful if somebody can share their opinion on the law schools mentioned above and would also appreciate if someone can throw light on the reputation NUS enjoys internationally and the advantages if any over Georgetown! Thanks a ton!


Firstly congratulations!
I've gotten acceptances from Georgetown and UPenn too but I'll be picking NUS over both.

NUS is definitely one of the best in Asia, and given you're looking at a corp law LLM, coupled with the exchange program they have with NYU, it makes NUS a more lucrative choice.
Secondly, the finances in the US are absolutely crazy. Unless Ofcourse you're getting a huge scholarship. Quick math of the costs of tuition, living and a comfortable monthly allowance in NUS equals to about 2/3 of only the tuition fees of Georgetown and UPenn, never mind the living expenditure after that.

Looking at the reputation - UPenn surely has the name and the tag. Cornell is an Ivy and Georgetown is a semi Ivy, yes. But in the industry, it's not much of a big deal. Realistically unless you're looking only for a tag, the standing of these schools in the industry is as good as the other. NUS is well respected world over and Singapore has THE market in Asia as of now. It becomes difficult to be placed in the US given their stringent bar and immigration laws.

Overall, I'd say, realistically unless you're getting a good scholarship at UPenn, NUS is your best bet in my opinion!

I hope that helped. Keep us posted!

Cheers! :)


Congratulations to the few of you who've also gotten accepted into the various reputable universities! I was in the same boat getting offers from UCLA, Cornell and Berkeley but will also be going for NUS instead!

I've been following this forum extensively, especially on the USA side, and aside from Navi's point about expenses in the US compared to Singapore, there is virtually little chance of finding employment in the US after your "tourist" LLM as they'd like to call it. Even UChicago sent their LLM applicants a separate email preceding decision day that explicitly declared the lack of employment opportunities in the US, considering you'd be competing against a ton of local JD students, many of which (including those from top schools like Yale, Harvard etc.) even struggle to find work in their own country. There is a reason why, in many brochures from even the top universities, they clearly express that most of their LLM students return to their home countries after doing the bar exam. All in all, these considerations along with the lack of good scholarships from the few schools I was offered, turned me away from considering the US at all.

Sure it would be a great experience studying and living in the US but considering the worth and price of simply learning American Law for the NY/ Cali bar vs. a more professional specialisation in a specific field at the leading Asian law school @ NUS that seems to be more academically fulfilling - I thought the answer was pretty clear for me.

However, like Navi said, if you've received a decent scholarship from a good school in the US or if you've been sponsored by your firm/government and aren't too worried about future employment then go for it by all means!

It really comes down to yourself ultimately and what you're seeking for in your career after this LLM.
All the best wherever you choose and don't worry too much as you really can't go too wrong choosing between these few prestigious universities! (:

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi! Just received an offer from NUS for their specialized LLM program in IBL. I have got an offer from Georgetown and have been waitlisted for Cornell and Penn Law.

It would be really helpful if somebody can share their opinion on the law schools mentioned above and would also appreciate if someone can throw light on the reputation NUS enjoys internationally and the advantages if any over Georgetown! Thanks a ton!</blockquote>

Firstly congratulations!
I've gotten acceptances from Georgetown and UPenn too but I'll be picking NUS over both.

NUS is definitely one of the best in Asia, and given you're looking at a corp law LLM, coupled with the exchange program they have with NYU, it makes NUS a more lucrative choice.
Secondly, the finances in the US are absolutely crazy. Unless Ofcourse you're getting a huge scholarship. Quick math of the costs of tuition, living and a comfortable monthly allowance in NUS equals to about 2/3 of only the tuition fees of Georgetown and UPenn, never mind the living expenditure after that.

Looking at the reputation - UPenn surely has the name and the tag. Cornell is an Ivy and Georgetown is a semi Ivy, yes. But in the industry, it's not much of a big deal. Realistically unless you're looking only for a tag, the standing of these schools in the industry is as good as the other. NUS is well respected world over and Singapore has THE market in Asia as of now. It becomes difficult to be placed in the US given their stringent bar and immigration laws.

Overall, I'd say, realistically unless you're getting a good scholarship at UPenn, NUS is your best bet in my opinion!

I hope that helped. Keep us posted!

Cheers! :)</blockquote>

Congratulations to the few of you who've also gotten accepted into the various reputable universities! I was in the same boat getting offers from UCLA, Cornell and Berkeley but will also be going for NUS instead!

I've been following this forum extensively, especially on the USA side, and aside from Navi's point about expenses in the US compared to Singapore, there is virtually little chance of finding employment in the US after your "tourist" LLM as they'd like to call it. Even UChicago sent their LLM applicants a separate email preceding decision day that explicitly declared the lack of employment opportunities in the US, considering you'd be competing against a ton of local JD students, many of which (including those from top schools like Yale, Harvard etc.) even struggle to find work in their own country. There is a reason why, in many brochures from even the top universities, they clearly express that most of their LLM students return to their home countries after doing the bar exam. All in all, these considerations along with the lack of good scholarships from the few schools I was offered, turned me away from considering the US at all.

Sure it would be a great experience studying and living in the US but considering the worth and price of simply learning American Law for the NY/ Cali bar vs. a more professional specialisation in a specific field at the leading Asian law school @ NUS that seems to be more academically fulfilling - I thought the answer was pretty clear for me.

However, like Navi said, if you've received a decent scholarship from a good school in the US or if you've been sponsored by your firm/government and aren't too worried about future employment then go for it by all means!

It really comes down to yourself ultimately and what you're seeking for in your career after this LLM.
All the best wherever you choose and don't worry too much as you really can't go too wrong choosing between these few prestigious universities! (:
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