LLM in Australia?


Nobu
Hello! seems like nobody elso go to Australia!,not Melbourne at least. So, I like to share views/experience on application to Australia so far, anybody else to go to melbourne or else there?
Bye bye!
Hello! seems like nobody elso go to Australia!,not Melbourne at least. So, I like to share views/experience on application to Australia so far, anybody else to go to melbourne or else there?
Bye bye!
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Lena
Hi Nobu, I am also planning on an LLM in Australia, either in Sydney or in melbourne. I guess both cities are nice, I have never been there. Well, actually Sydney is probably more exciting. I will probably apply to both. You?
Hi Nobu, I am also planning on an LLM in Australia, either in Sydney or in melbourne. I guess both cities are nice, I have never been there. Well, actually Sydney is probably more exciting. I will probably apply to both. You?
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Nobu
Hi Lena! Nice meet somebody else interested in Australian LL.M.!I think I only will apply to Melborne friend of me was there and it appears a very beautiful city. Sydney for me is probably a little to o big and also I dont anybody went there.
Hi Lena! Nice meet somebody else interested in Australian LL.M.!I think I only will apply to Melborne friend of me was there and it appears a very beautiful city. Sydney for me is probably a little to o big and also I dont anybody went there.
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Lena
Hi Nobu, Yes I heard that Melbourne is supposed tobe really idyllic city but Sydney should be alittle more bustling, friends told me they have a teriffic cultural and nightlife so I think I will definitely apply to both places.
Hi Nobu, Yes I heard that Melbourne is supposed tobe really idyllic city but Sydney should be alittle more bustling, friends told me they have a teriffic cultural and nightlife so I think I will definitely apply to both places.
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Pierre_99
Hi Lena! Nice to meet someone else who is headed for Sydney, I expect it to be great there from all every tell me. So you have heard already something from the university or still need to apply?
Hi Lena! Nice to meet someone else who is headed for Sydney, I expect it to be great there from all every tell me. So you have heard already something from the university or still need to apply?
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I live in Australia. I am doing an LLM in Australia. I have studied at numerous universities and live in various locations.

Any questions feel free to ask.
I live in Australia. I am doing an LLM in Australia. I have studied at numerous universities and live in various locations.

Any questions feel free to ask.
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shireenso
hi! nice to see ppl helping around!
I'd like to ask which universities are most reputed in Sydney and Melbourne ? univeristy of sydney/ UNSW?

Do u know if they accept 2nd lower class students from Hong Kong? or which school would you recommend?
hi! nice to see ppl helping around!
I'd like to ask which universities are most reputed in Sydney and Melbourne ? univeristy of sydney/ UNSW?

Do u know if they accept 2nd lower class students from Hong Kong? or which school would you recommend?
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Lena
Hey melbdude, nice to see that you made your way the board despite all the odds ;-). Yes, actually I have the same question: Which university in Sydney would you prefer and how about the housing prices, are they as high as in NYC or London?
L
Hey melbdude, nice to see that you made your way the board despite all the odds ;-). Yes, actually I have the same question: Which university in Sydney would you prefer and how about the housing prices, are they as high as in NYC or London?
L
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Hello,

If I were coming to Australia I would definitely choose Melbourne over Sydney. It is one of the best cities in the world for students. I think it is rated in the top 3. It has also been voted the world's most liveable city.

If you are wanting to study an LLM a lot depends on whether you want to do it by thesis or by subject. It also depends upon what area you want to specialise in. Different universities have different professors with different expertise.

The best universities in Melboure are Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

Here is a story about Monash.
http://monash.edu.au/news/monashmemo/stories/20050202/debating.html

Both of those universities always win world class competitions and students end up with scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge. They also head of to Harvard etc for postgraduate studies.

All the other universities in Melbourne are DEFINITELY inferior.

Sydney is more expensive than Melbourne, it costs twice as much to buy a house or pay rent there. There is absolutely nothing in Sydney that is not in Melbourne. Melbourne is a much better place in which to live. The only advantage that Sydney has is the Harbour, Opera House and Bridge. But you can see these on a weekend trip.

In Sydney the best universities are University of Sydney or University of NSW.

The advantage of Monash is that it is a genuine international university with 7 or 8 campuses in Melbourne alone and then more in Malaysia, South Africa, London and Italy.

University of Melbourne has a huge LLM program 150 subjects to choose from. Fees are more expensive though and Monash is better for research whereas Melbourne has a large choice of subjects. Having said that, the Monash subjects seem to be more interesting. I can't find anything that I am interested in studying at Melbourne even though they have 150 subjects on offer.

Melbourne is terrible in terms of weather. The weather always chances. But apart from that students love it here.
Hello,

If I were coming to Australia I would definitely choose Melbourne over Sydney. It is one of the best cities in the world for students. I think it is rated in the top 3. It has also been voted the world's most liveable city.

If you are wanting to study an LLM a lot depends on whether you want to do it by thesis or by subject. It also depends upon what area you want to specialise in. Different universities have different professors with different expertise.

The best universities in Melboure are Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

Here is a story about Monash.
http://monash.edu.au/news/monashmemo/stories/20050202/debating.html

Both of those universities always win world class competitions and students end up with scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge. They also head of to Harvard etc for postgraduate studies.

All the other universities in Melbourne are DEFINITELY inferior.

Sydney is more expensive than Melbourne, it costs twice as much to buy a house or pay rent there. There is absolutely nothing in Sydney that is not in Melbourne. Melbourne is a much better place in which to live. The only advantage that Sydney has is the Harbour, Opera House and Bridge. But you can see these on a weekend trip.

In Sydney the best universities are University of Sydney or University of NSW.

The advantage of Monash is that it is a genuine international university with 7 or 8 campuses in Melbourne alone and then more in Malaysia, South Africa, London and Italy.

University of Melbourne has a huge LLM program 150 subjects to choose from. Fees are more expensive though and Monash is better for research whereas Melbourne has a large choice of subjects. Having said that, the Monash subjects seem to be more interesting. I can't find anything that I am interested in studying at Melbourne even though they have 150 subjects on offer.

Melbourne is terrible in terms of weather. The weather always chances. But apart from that students love it here.
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Lena
Hi Melbdude! Thank you for your long answer, that was very helpful! I have applied to both Sydney and Melbourne so I still have some time to decide. I have heard very good things about both cities but, like you point out, Melbourne is supposed to be more beautiful and more of a student city. On the other hand I heard many things about the Sydney nightlife (clubs and bars and so on) which is said to be amazing. Anyway, its good to know that I cannot really make a bad choice with those two cities..
Lena
Hi Melbdude! Thank you for your long answer, that was very helpful! I have applied to both Sydney and Melbourne so I still have some time to decide. I have heard very good things about both cities but, like you point out, Melbourne is supposed to be more beautiful and more of a student city. On the other hand I heard many things about the Sydney nightlife (clubs and bars and so on) which is said to be amazing. Anyway, its good to know that I cannot really make a bad choice with those two cities..
Lena
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"More than 150,000 students choose vibrant Australia as a destination to study. Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and CONSTANTLY ranked as the world's most liveable city.

Born from a blend of Aisan and European lifestyles, Melbourne is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It offers fantastic diversity, from Chinatown in the city centre to the Italian flavour of Lygon Streetm the Vietnamese restaurants of Victoria Street or the bohemian feel of St Kilda. Internationally acclaimed festivals, bustling markets adn sophisticated shopping strips, combing with world-class sporting events, exciting musical and theatre productions, exhibitions and galleries all make Melboure the bet place in the world to live and study. "

blah blah blah

Victorian universities (generally, including La Trobe) are internationally recognised for their quality teaching, high academic standards and provision of supportive study environments. In addition, their graduates are some of the most sought-after in the national and international career market.

e.g.

Within the legal fraternity alone Monash law graduates hold some of the most senior judicial positions in Victoria, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Magistrate, Chief Judge of the County Court, President of the Victorian Civill and Administrative Tribunal, Chief Magistrate of the Victorian Children's Court as well as the current Victorian Solicitor-General and the State Coroner.

In Australia and around the world other notable Monash alumni hold senior positions in goverment, the media, and entertainment industries, governing bodies including the United Nations and World Bank and multinational organisations.

Many politicians including the deputy prime minister of Australia hold law degrees from Monash.

A postgraduate qualification from Monash law will build your personal and professional skills and expand your career horizons."
"More than 150,000 students choose vibrant Australia as a destination to study. Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and CONSTANTLY ranked as the world's most liveable city.

Born from a blend of Aisan and European lifestyles, Melbourne is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It offers fantastic diversity, from Chinatown in the city centre to the Italian flavour of Lygon Streetm the Vietnamese restaurants of Victoria Street or the bohemian feel of St Kilda. Internationally acclaimed festivals, bustling markets adn sophisticated shopping strips, combing with world-class sporting events, exciting musical and theatre productions, exhibitions and galleries all make Melboure the bet place in the world to live and study. "

blah blah blah

Victorian universities (generally, including La Trobe) are internationally recognised for their quality teaching, high academic standards and provision of supportive study environments. In addition, their graduates are some of the most sought-after in the national and international career market.

e.g.

Within the legal fraternity alone Monash law graduates hold some of the most senior judicial positions in Victoria, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Magistrate, Chief Judge of the County Court, President of the Victorian Civill and Administrative Tribunal, Chief Magistrate of the Victorian Children's Court as well as the current Victorian Solicitor-General and the State Coroner.

In Australia and around the world other notable Monash alumni hold senior positions in goverment, the media, and entertainment industries, governing bodies including the United Nations and World Bank and multinational organisations.

Many politicians including the deputy prime minister of Australia hold law degrees from Monash.

A postgraduate qualification from Monash law will build your personal and professional skills and expand your career horizons."
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Lena
That does indeed sound like the right place to go, thanks again. By the way, are you from melbourne yourseld? IS it common among Australian students to do an LLM? I just know that most Americans do a JD instead of anLLM so I was wondering if it were the same in Australia.
L
That does indeed sound like the right place to go, thanks again. By the way, are you from melbourne yourseld? IS it common among Australian students to do an LLM? I just know that most Americans do a JD instead of anLLM so I was wondering if it were the same in Australia.
L
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The JD has only been around in Australia for a very short time. Perhaps less than five years. It is the equivalent of an undergraduate degree, which we call an LLB here. People who do the JD already have a degree in something other than law and they wish to be admitted as soon as possible. It is more expensive than the LLB and no better.

The JD is a program that gets you admitted to practice Law in Australia. The LLM generally does not do that. The LLM is merely a legal qualification.

I have lived in Australia all my life and in different parts of Australia. I have a brother in Sydney and have been there hundreds of times. Personally I would consider not studying in Melbourne OR Sydney if I was coming to Australia but you never asked me that question.

Yes, now I live in Melbourne.

If you have any more specific questions I will answer them.
The JD has only been around in Australia for a very short time. Perhaps less than five years. It is the equivalent of an undergraduate degree, which we call an LLB here. People who do the JD already have a degree in something other than law and they wish to be admitted as soon as possible. It is more expensive than the LLB and no better.

The JD is a program that gets you admitted to practice Law in Australia. The LLM generally does not do that. The LLM is merely a legal qualification.

I have lived in Australia all my life and in different parts of Australia. I have a brother in Sydney and have been there hundreds of times. Personally I would consider not studying in Melbourne OR Sydney if I was coming to Australia but you never asked me that question.

Yes, now I live in Melbourne.

If you have any more specific questions I will answer them.
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Lena
Interesting, I never thought of other places you are right, where would you go then if you were to choose a place in Australia to do an LLM?
Interesting, I never thought of other places you are right, where would you go then if you were to choose a place in Australia to do an LLM?
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amy22
hey happy to know that there are so may on the line preceeding me...i 've decided to choose australia for my LLM ...but still want to find out if australia would want me...
hey happy to know that there are so may on the line preceeding me...i 've decided to choose australia for my LLM ...but still want to find out if australia would want me...
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Lena
Hi Amy! Where have you applied so far?
Hi Amy! Where have you applied so far?
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Hello Amy,

If you told us which uni you were from and what marks you got i might be able to tell you which universities would accept you in Austraila.

P.s. I replied to your private email to me and never got a response.

P.p.s. I don't think I will be coming back again. IF anyone wants to ask me questions they can.

melbdude26@hotmail.com
Hello Amy,

If you told us which uni you were from and what marks you got i might be able to tell you which universities would accept you in Austraila.

P.s. I replied to your private email to me and never got a response.

P.p.s. I don't think I will be coming back again. IF anyone wants to ask me questions they can.

melbdude26@hotmail.com
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Guido
Hi everybody!
I am thinking of taking up a LLM program (preferably IP Law) at one of Australia's universities - Melbourne Uni would be my first choice as regards reputation and location. I have obtained a copy about the LLM program and recommend to get one too if you intend to apply - it contains all information you possibly need!
I have a law degree from a university in Austria and I was wondering whether anyone could assist me with regard to entry requirements and academic record - the denominations are totally puzzling to me... does anyone have an idea how to "convert" the Austrian assessment-system to see whether the criteria are meet? Is it hard to get a place at Melbourne Uni?

Does anyone have any experience with universities in Brisbane (would also be an option for me)?

Thank you guys!

Guido
Hi everybody!
I am thinking of taking up a LLM program (preferably IP Law) at one of Australia's universities - Melbourne Uni would be my first choice as regards reputation and location. I have obtained a copy about the LLM program and recommend to get one too if you intend to apply - it contains all information you possibly need!
I have a law degree from a university in Austria and I was wondering whether anyone could assist me with regard to entry requirements and academic record - the denominations are totally puzzling to me... does anyone have an idea how to "convert" the Austrian assessment-system to see whether the criteria are meet? Is it hard to get a place at Melbourne Uni?

Does anyone have any experience with universities in Brisbane (would also be an option for me)?

Thank you guys!

Guido

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conrad
Given the representation from Melbourne (Monash in particular), I thought that I should represent Sydney (Univ of Sydney in particular). For those of you who are not aware, there is a well known rivalry between the two cities (not only in footy!). As a Canadian, who did an LLM in Australia, I will try to provide an uncontentious yet informative opinion.

I attended the LLM program at the University of Sydney. I would recommend it. The University of Sydney (not Western Sydney or other Uni's in Sydney) is well recognized as the leading law school in Australia. It is also the oldest. UNSW and Melbourne are also top law schools. I applied and was accepted to Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Edinburgh and Manchester in the U.K. I did not apply to UNSW. I choose Sydney over Melbourne (and the others) for the following three reasons:

First, Sydney tuition was more affordable (esp. than Melbourne). Second, the Sydney program offered incredible flexibility and selection in course offerings and international study opportunities. I completed my LLM in one year with studies in Germany, China, and of course Sydney (check out the website for the details on Sydney's programs abroad). Thirdly, Sydney in my opinion is a more beautiful and dynamic city (esp. vs. Melbourne - although I am a big Australian Open tennis fan - it was definitely worth the weekend trip over). True, Melbourne may be more "livable," but I wasn't particularly impresed with the city. I preferred the warmer weather, beaches and the larger, more scenic metropolitan city of Sydney. The harbour is also one of the most beautiful in the world.
Given the representation from Melbourne (Monash in particular), I thought that I should represent Sydney (Univ of Sydney in particular). For those of you who are not aware, there is a well known rivalry between the two cities (not only in footy!). As a Canadian, who did an LLM in Australia, I will try to provide an uncontentious yet informative opinion.

I attended the LLM program at the University of Sydney. I would recommend it. The University of Sydney (not Western Sydney or other Uni's in Sydney) is well recognized as the leading law school in Australia. It is also the oldest. UNSW and Melbourne are also top law schools. I applied and was accepted to Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Edinburgh and Manchester in the U.K. I did not apply to UNSW. I choose Sydney over Melbourne (and the others) for the following three reasons:

First, Sydney tuition was more affordable (esp. than Melbourne). Second, the Sydney program offered incredible flexibility and selection in course offerings and international study opportunities. I completed my LLM in one year with studies in Germany, China, and of course Sydney (check out the website for the details on Sydney's programs abroad). Thirdly, Sydney in my opinion is a more beautiful and dynamic city (esp. vs. Melbourne - although I am a big Australian Open tennis fan - it was definitely worth the weekend trip over). True, Melbourne may be more "livable," but I wasn't particularly impresed with the city. I preferred the warmer weather, beaches and the larger, more scenic metropolitan city of Sydney. The harbour is also one of the most beautiful in the world.

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nualwan
Im a Thai lawyer having a LL.B from Thai University. I am interested in doing LLM in Australia. I got a partial scholarship from my company so my budget is very tight. I wonder if you have LLM that I can learn 1 semester by on-line and the other semester I can go study in Australia by myself for 6 months. Please help me for this enquiry. Thank you.
I’m a Thai lawyer having a LL.B from Thai University. I am interested in doing LLM in Australia. I got a partial scholarship from my company so my budget is very tight. I wonder if you have LLM that I can learn 1 semester by on-line and the other semester I can go study in Australia by myself for 6 months. Please help me for this enquiry. Thank you.
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