NYU@NUS


Hi Ozman.I am not sure that I understtod the first part of your question.U think the NYU@NUS program is similar to what? To a distance learning degree?
The applications are usually out in September.You must be monitoring the law school website constantly and I have posted the relevant links and the previous posts and you can find them there.
Thats one thing about admissions,you never know what is good enough for a person to get in as you dont know what the admission committee is looking for.I would say academic credentials and grades are of primary importance,ur work ex if any,co curricular activites,other interests,SOP and the like will be the second criteria.Most of them have very good academic credentials and a combination of decent academic credentials and some prior work experience.

Hi Ozman.I am not sure that I understtod the first part of your question.U think the NYU@NUS program is similar to what? To a distance learning degree?
The applications are usually out in September.You must be monitoring the law school website constantly and I have posted the relevant links and the previous posts and you can find them there.
Thats one thing about admissions,you never know what is good enough for a person to get in as you dont know what the admission committee is looking for.I would say academic credentials and grades are of primary importance,ur work ex if any,co curricular activites,other interests,SOP and the like will be the second criteria.Most of them have very good academic credentials and a combination of decent academic credentials and some prior work experience.
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ozman

yes that is exactly what i meant, is this similar to a distance learning degree? and could you please point out the prospects of securing a position in a good law firm(like a US or Uk firm which has offices in Asia, i am asking this as you are a current student and i feel you would be in a good position to answer this question). Well i am fresh graduate, the course starts in may, and i will be working from august(this year) to april next year, so i dont think i can put in my work experience in the application. My extra-curriculars are basically in sports, however my grades are decent and they are no way special, and i hope i can get in, ill keep my fingers crossed, if you could please answer my questions at the beginning of this post

yes that is exactly what i meant, is this similar to a distance learning degree? and could you please point out the prospects of securing a position in a good law firm(like a US or Uk firm which has offices in Asia, i am asking this as you are a current student and i feel you would be in a good position to answer this question). Well i am fresh graduate, the course starts in may, and i will be working from august(this year) to april next year, so i dont think i can put in my work experience in the application. My extra-curriculars are basically in sports, however my grades are decent and they are no way special, and i hope i can get in, ill keep my fingers crossed, if you could please answer my questions at the beginning of this post
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No.Its definitely not a distance learning program.It is an intense full time program and there is no distance learning possibility with NYU@ NUS.This is the inaugaral batch and if you had gone through my other posts with respect to the job opportunities,I had mentioned that our job fair is in October and we expect it to be a good one.Most of the firms which are expected to attend this fair are eithe US firms having offices in asia and there is the possibility of UK firms as well.However things should get clear in October-november.
The admissions committee,I suppose would take into consideration that you would have 8 months of work experience before you start here,so you can mention that as your work ex in ur application.I do feel sports do give a different picture of you and I would encourage you to mention any significant achievements.
Decent grades,some experience with some extra curriculars.I would say you have a decent chance.These admission decisions are never predictable.I think it depends to a large extent on the application pool for a particular your.All the best for your application.

No.Its definitely not a distance learning program.It is an intense full time program and there is no distance learning possibility with NYU@ NUS.This is the inaugaral batch and if you had gone through my other posts with respect to the job opportunities,I had mentioned that our job fair is in October and we expect it to be a good one.Most of the firms which are expected to attend this fair are eithe US firms having offices in asia and there is the possibility of UK firms as well.However things should get clear in October-november.
The admissions committee,I suppose would take into consideration that you would have 8 months of work experience before you start here,so you can mention that as your work ex in ur application.I do feel sports do give a different picture of you and I would encourage you to mention any significant achievements.
Decent grades,some experience with some extra curriculars.I would say you have a decent chance.These admission decisions are never predictable.I think it depends to a large extent on the application pool for a particular your.All the best for your application.
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ozman

well thanks mate... this does clear things up a gr8 deal... ill stay in touch with u... as i do further research and ultimately make a decision,

well thanks mate... this does clear things up a gr8 deal... ill stay in touch with u... as i do further research and ultimately make a decision,
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priestlaw

Hi indianlawyer,

I'm interested in applying for this programme. Could you please tell me more about the sutdent environment in the NYU@NUS? I often hear stories that the big number of students in the traditional NYU@NYC interferes in the quality and reputation of the course. Can you tell how many students were accepted with you and how is the school managing to deal with this amount?
Another question is about the nationality of students. Did you notice any bias in favor of applicants who have experience/interest in Asian issues? Do you think any personal statement emphasizing this point would count positively?

thanks in advance

Hi indianlawyer,

I'm interested in applying for this programme. Could you please tell me more about the sutdent environment in the NYU@NUS? I often hear stories that the big number of students in the traditional NYU@NYC interferes in the quality and reputation of the course. Can you tell how many students were accepted with you and how is the school managing to deal with this amount?
Another question is about the nationality of students. Did you notice any bias in favor of applicants who have experience/interest in Asian issues? Do you think any personal statement emphasizing this point would count positively?

thanks in advance
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ozman

could anyone tell me that by doing the NYU@NUS programme, can i sit for the newyork bar exams... further what are my chances of enrolling for a Ph.D/S.J.D programme and also getting funding for it....

could anyone tell me that by doing the NYU@NUS programme, can i sit for the newyork bar exams... further what are my chances of enrolling for a Ph.D/S.J.D programme and also getting funding for it....
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Hi Priestlaw.
There are like 42 students from 23 countries in this batch.This is the first time Ive heard that the number of students interferes with the quality at NYU(it might with class participation).I am told that in NY,the number of students in a particular course might be higher but most of the Professors who teach there are simply amazing and thats the review Ive got from the students at NYC as well.To answer your question in particular,this program was started considering the importance of Asia in the global economy today.Even during our orientation it was mentioned that they did not want to take more students although they could have 'coz they did not want to compromise on quality.We are a closely knit unit out here and the class participation here might be the distinguishing feature between the NY program and this one,given the smaller number of students.However that is not the case in every subject at NY 'coz there are some classes with a small group of students at NY as well.
Personal statement is important and I would suggest that you concentrate on your achievements and how this LLM would matter to you and what you could bring to this program which might be unique.Absolutely no room for bias and each one is treated equally.I am glad to have cleared this thought now.

Hi Priestlaw.
There are like 42 students from 23 countries in this batch.This is the first time Ive heard that the number of students interferes with the quality at NYU(it might with class participation).I am told that in NY,the number of students in a particular course might be higher but most of the Professors who teach there are simply amazing and thats the review Ive got from the students at NYC as well.To answer your question in particular,this program was started considering the importance of Asia in the global economy today.Even during our orientation it was mentioned that they did not want to take more students although they could have 'coz they did not want to compromise on quality.We are a closely knit unit out here and the class participation here might be the distinguishing feature between the NY program and this one,given the smaller number of students.However that is not the case in every subject at NY 'coz there are some classes with a small group of students at NY as well.
Personal statement is important and I would suggest that you concentrate on your achievements and how this LLM would matter to you and what you could bring to this program which might be unique.Absolutely no room for bias and each one is treated equally.I am glad to have cleared this thought now.
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Hi Ozman.Given the fact that you have completed your LLB in UK which is a common law country,appearing for the NY bar exam would not be a problem.In the worst case you just might have to petition the court but I do not see any problem in your case.
Admission and funding in your JSD program to a alarge extent depends on your performance in your LLM and at NYU@NY, I think the course is fully funded and the student also gets a stipend.Admission also depends on the area on which u plan to do your research.i would recommend you to go through the NYU website for more details.Admission to the JSD at NYU or any top law school program mandate a very high quality performance.

Hi Ozman.Given the fact that you have completed your LLB in UK which is a common law country,appearing for the NY bar exam would not be a problem.In the worst case you just might have to petition the court but I do not see any problem in your case.
Admission and funding in your JSD program to a alarge extent depends on your performance in your LLM and at NYU@NY, I think the course is fully funded and the student also gets a stipend.Admission also depends on the area on which u plan to do your research.i would recommend you to go through the NYU website for more details.Admission to the JSD at NYU or any top law school program mandate a very high quality performance.
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ozman

thank u indian lawyer... well i guess now my decision would primarily depend on which programme suits me better with the aim of going on to do a Ph.D and i guess i would have to get in touch with the NYU staff at NYC to know this better. But i really appreciate ur help in this regard.

thank u indian lawyer... well i guess now my decision would primarily depend on which programme suits me better with the aim of going on to do a Ph.D and i guess i would have to get in touch with the NYU staff at NYC to know this better. But i really appreciate ur help in this regard.
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ozman

indian lawyer are you studying on scholarship and if yes could you tell me a bit about urself... i.e. ur grades and work experience so that i can evaluate my own chances of a scholarship... i know there is no fixed criteria but still the generall requirements of good grades and work experience should count... i would appreciate some help in this regard and if u r not on a scholarship could you tell me wht kind of money will u be spending thru the year(us dollars).

indian lawyer are you studying on scholarship and if yes could you tell me a bit about urself... i.e. ur grades and work experience so that i can evaluate my own chances of a scholarship... i know there is no fixed criteria but still the generall requirements of good grades and work experience should count... i would appreciate some help in this regard and if u r not on a scholarship could you tell me wht kind of money will u be spending thru the year(us dollars).
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Hi osman...I am on a scholarship known as the "Bashir Mallal Scholarship".it is a full tution scholarship.
Well with my grades,I was the Univ 1st rank holder (with a first class) back in India,a couple of moot court achievements,internships,practised in India for a little less than a yr (Enrolled in the Bar) before my LLM.Completed 2 levels of Company Secretaryship course which is a professional course on Corporate Laws.I did my Bachelors and Masters in Commerce with a first class.
However ,the other 2 named scholarship holders are versatile in their own way and have a completely different profile to mine.
It would be important to note that in the first 4 years of the NYU@NUS course,nearly 30-35 unnamed tution scholarships of almost 35,000 USD (Tutuion fee being 41,000 USD ...odd) are given out.So for the next 3 years this funding would be available.
Interesting to note in one of your other posts that you had mentioned that you would like to do ur LLM from atop 10 US Univ school...NYU is 4th in the USnews.com rankings.:-) for this yr and is mostly in the top 5 always.

Hi osman...I am on a scholarship known as the "Bashir Mallal Scholarship".it is a full tution scholarship.
Well with my grades,I was the Univ 1st rank holder (with a first class) back in India,a couple of moot court achievements,internships,practised in India for a little less than a yr (Enrolled in the Bar) before my LLM.Completed 2 levels of Company Secretaryship course which is a professional course on Corporate Laws.I did my Bachelors and Masters in Commerce with a first class.
However ,the other 2 named scholarship holders are versatile in their own way and have a completely different profile to mine.
It would be important to note that in the first 4 years of the NYU@NUS course,nearly 30-35 unnamed tution scholarships of almost 35,000 USD (Tutuion fee being 41,000 USD ...odd) are given out.So for the next 3 years this funding would be available.
Interesting to note in one of your other posts that you had mentioned that you would like to do ur LLM from atop 10 US Univ school...NYU is 4th in the USnews.com rankings.:-) for this yr and is mostly in the top 5 always.
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Hi Indian Lawyer,
Thanx u are replying nicely to all. I have also a small query. I hope that u respond.

I am doing my LLB from Hyderabad, India. I am in final year and it's a five year law degree.

I have good grades in the sense above average. say, 6.5 out of 8 (CGPA). I am from Bhutan and interested to pursue this LLM. I have internships from various law firms in Hyderabad. I will be graduating in May, 2008. Some paper presentations in conferences/seminars, 3 national moots and essay writings are my additional achievments.

Now, biggest hurdle for me is financial aspects. can u elaborate how many students generally get scholarship-full and partial? and what are the criterias they are looking for? as well as do they ask for IELTS/TOEFL?
I hope that I get a quick reply. Thanking You in advance.

Hi Indian Lawyer,
Thanx u are replying nicely to all. I have also a small query. I hope that u respond.

I am doing my LLB from Hyderabad, India. I am in final year and it's a five year law degree.

I have good grades in the sense above average. say, 6.5 out of 8 (CGPA). I am from Bhutan and interested to pursue this LLM. I have internships from various law firms in Hyderabad. I will be graduating in May, 2008. Some paper presentations in conferences/seminars, 3 national moots and essay writings are my additional achievments.

Now, biggest hurdle for me is financial aspects. can u elaborate how many students generally get scholarship-full and partial? and what are the criterias they are looking for? as well as do they ask for IELTS/TOEFL?
I hope that I get a quick reply. Thanking You in advance.
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In the first 4 years of the NYU@NUS course,nearly 30-35 unnamed tution scholarships of almost 35,000 USD (Tutuion fee being 41,000 USD ...odd) are given out.So for the next 3 years this funding would be available.These are in addition to the fll tution scholarships provided.
KIndly go through this site for more details.
http://www.nyulawglobal.org/graduateadmissions/scholarship/index.htm
TOEFL scores are accepted,however u can request them for a waiver by mailing and by saying that u have done ur bachelors in law at an institutiion with english as the medium of instruction.They decide on a case-case basis on the waiver of the TOEFL requirement.
Ur achievements r significant enough,no student can ever tell you that this is an ideal profile which a law school is looking for.It depends on various factors and also the applicatipon pool.Nonetheless I think you stand a good chance with your achievements .It also depends to a large extent as to how u bring this out in ur SOP.

In the first 4 years of the NYU@NUS course,nearly 30-35 unnamed tution scholarships of almost 35,000 USD (Tutuion fee being 41,000 USD ...odd) are given out.So for the next 3 years this funding would be available.These are in addition to the fll tution scholarships provided.
KIndly go through this site for more details.
http://www.nyulawglobal.org/graduateadmissions/scholarship/index.htm
TOEFL scores are accepted,however u can request them for a waiver by mailing and by saying that u have done ur bachelors in law at an institutiion with english as the medium of instruction.They decide on a case-case basis on the waiver of the TOEFL requirement.
Ur achievements r significant enough,no student can ever tell you that this is an ideal profile which a law school is looking for.It depends on various factors and also the applicatipon pool.Nonetheless I think you stand a good chance with your achievements .It also depends to a large extent as to how u bring this out in ur SOP.
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priestlaw

Hi indianlawyer, thanks for the good support. I wonder if you know how many latin american students are in this year's batch, if any.

Hi indianlawyer, thanks for the good support. I wonder if you know how many latin american students are in this year's batch, if any.

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Hey Thanx for Prompt Reply!!!
Indian Lawyer.

But the website u provided has not new updated info regarding admission dates. If I want to start my course in 2008 september, by which time, Do I need to apply?

U told that u graduated from India? Did they ask for TOEFl/IELTS for you?

I have no TOEFl/IELTS and if not required, I am planning not to spend those few thousands.

What you suggest?

Hey Thanx for Prompt Reply!!!
Indian Lawyer.

But the website u provided has not new updated info regarding admission dates. If I want to start my course in 2008 september, by which time, Do I need to apply?

U told that u graduated from India? Did they ask for TOEFl/IELTS for you?

I have no TOEFl/IELTS and if not required, I am planning not to spend those few thousands.

What you suggest?
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The same rules as in 2007 apply for 2008.the application would be out in September and you have to check the website constantly.
NYU requireTOEFL from everyone barring a few exceptions mentioned on the website.I requested for a waiver and I got it,thats y I said they decide on a case to case basis.
Mail them n ask if they say,yes good for you.

The same rules as in 2007 apply for 2008.the application would be out in September and you have to check the website constantly.
NYU requireTOEFL from everyone barring a few exceptions mentioned on the website.I requested for a waiver and I got it,thats y I said they decide on a case to case basis.
Mail them n ask if they say,yes good for you.
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Thank You very Much. If I need any further info, I get back to u.

Thank You very Much. If I need any further info, I get back to u.
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priestlaw,there are students from Mexico,Panama ,Canada & the united States.42 students from 23 countries in this batch.

priestlaw,there are students from Mexico,Panama ,Canada & the united States.42 students from 23 countries in this batch.
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ozman

WOW! indian lawyer, dude ur credentials are amazing no wonder u got the full scholarship... i feel completely ordinary infront of u :-)... and now i can ONLY pray that a miracle happens and i am SOMEHOW granted a scholarship or atleast an admission( almost 55000 dollars is alot of money!), well i dont know what to ask u now... i am aware of NYU's rankings... it is for this particular reason tht i was so interested in this programme,,, and also because i wana pursue further studies in the US as well,, which could be PhD or another LLM... and im sure tht my chances of a scholarhsip for my second will be good after the NYU@NUS.... but now i dont feel that confident...

WOW! indian lawyer, dude ur credentials are amazing no wonder u got the full scholarship... i feel completely ordinary infront of u :-)... and now i can ONLY pray that a miracle happens and i am SOMEHOW granted a scholarship or atleast an admission( almost 55000 dollars is alot of money!), well i dont know what to ask u now... i am aware of NYU's rankings... it is for this particular reason tht i was so interested in this programme,,, and also because i wana pursue further studies in the US as well,, which could be PhD or another LLM... and im sure tht my chances of a scholarhsip for my second will be good after the NYU@NUS.... but now i dont feel that confident...
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michaelcor...

hi ozman, i've actually asked harvard if they will allow students who have an LLM from nyu AND nus to attend their LLM program, and they said that they will not allow such students to pursue an LLM in harvard, but should be allowed to take the JSD. i suspect some other schools might have this same policy, such as yale and stanford.

hi ozman, i've actually asked harvard if they will allow students who have an LLM from nyu AND nus to attend their LLM program, and they said that they will not allow such students to pursue an LLM in harvard, but should be allowed to take the JSD. i suspect some other schools might have this same policy, such as yale and stanford.
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