LLM in Australia


cecilia
Hi guys!

I am form germany and I am planning on doing my LLM in Australia.
I will finish my studies here in janurary 2008.
I hope I can get some assitance from you considering my application.
Is it hard to get a place at an university ?
( I kind of chose the Bond university,- although I heard a lot good things from the melborune universities and I also really love melbourne as a city...)
How long in advance should I apply for a place?

I hope to hear from you soon!
thank you in advance

cecilia

Hi guys!

I am form germany and I am planning on doing my LLM in Australia.
I will finish my studies here in janurary 2008.
I hope I can get some assitance from you considering my application.
Is it hard to get a place at an university ?
( I kind of chose the Bond university,- although I heard a lot good things from the melborune universities and I also really love melbourne as a city...)
How long in advance should I apply for a place?

I hope to hear from you soon!
thank you in advance

cecilia
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tala_13
Hi cecilia! My friend is taking her LLM at the Univ of Melbourne - she says it's a great school. I think, generally, the schools reply to you in a month's time - five weeks at the most. I sent my application to Australian National Univ last May 7, got an email from them just yesterday. Am thinking of applying too in Melbourne - heard it's a great city. Good luck!
Hi cecilia! My friend is taking her LLM at the Univ of Melbourne - she says it's a great school. I think, generally, the schools reply to you in a month's time - five weeks at the most. I sent my application to Australian National Univ last May 7, got an email from them just yesterday. Am thinking of applying too in Melbourne - heard it's a great city. Good luck!
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Hi cecilia and tala :)

I am an australian LLB student at Bond, so if you have any questions about the Bond LLM just ask - I know plenty of masters students and have taken some masters courses too.

With regard to ANU vs UniMelb, I would say that UniMelb would win mostly because of the city - Melbourne surpasses Canberra in almost every respect. If you want a research LLM, then ANU would be better, but a the University of Melbourne would have a better coursework programme I would expect. I wouldn't look at Monash, VUT or La Trobe (the other Melbourne law schools) though.

Of course, Bond is excellent too, although perhaps its reputation still needs to be established. What do you guys hear about it from your respective countries?
Hi cecilia and tala :)

I am an australian LLB student at Bond, so if you have any questions about the Bond LLM just ask - I know plenty of masters students and have taken some masters courses too.

With regard to ANU vs UniMelb, I would say that UniMelb would win mostly because of the city - Melbourne surpasses Canberra in almost every respect. If you want a research LLM, then ANU would be better, but a the University of Melbourne would have a better coursework programme I would expect. I wouldn't look at Monash, VUT or La Trobe (the other Melbourne law schools) though.

Of course, Bond is excellent too, although perhaps its reputation still needs to be established. What do you guys hear about it from your respective countries?
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Hi me_incarnate,

Its good to hear ur stydng at Bond..I am interested in LLM in 2008 session..i really want to join next year without wasting a year but the problem is my final year results :( which would be out by Sep 2008. Please suggest( you may con sult any teachers as well) if i can apply right now and submit my marksheet for final year by Sep08. Would i b given admisson for Oct 08 session or that i have to unwantedly wait to be enrolled in Feb session..

Please help...

This would be a great help. I have been putting up this question without success..

Thanks,
Nancy
P.S: I am from India
Hi me_incarnate,

Its good to hear ur stydng at Bond..I am interested in LLM in 2008 session..i really want to join next year without wasting a year but the problem is my final year results :( which would be out by Sep 2008. Please suggest( you may con sult any teachers as well) if i can apply right now and submit my marksheet for final year by Sep08. Would i b given admisson for Oct 08 session or that i have to unwantedly wait to be enrolled in Feb session..

Please help...

This would be a great help. I have been putting up this question without success..

Thanks,
Nancy
P.S: I am from India
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Hi Nancy,

In my experience, Bond is usually quite flexible. For example, one of my best friends officially enrolled in the Masters Course in the first week of the September Semester - of course, she had all of her results available at that time.

I would guess that you should have no problems - I assume that you will have an almost-complete transcript to submit which shows a pattern of results. Your admission would obviously depend on maintaining that level of achievement, but as I said, they are quite flexible. One of the advantages of having a small Masters class :)

My advice would be to email Niree, whom I believe deals with graduate admissions, at Niree_Christison@bond.edu.au. She's quite nice, and if she can't answer your question then I'm sure she will know who can :)

Good luck and if you have any more questions let me know!
Hi Nancy,

In my experience, Bond is usually quite flexible. For example, one of my best friends officially enrolled in the Masters Course in the first week of the September Semester - of course, she had all of her results available at that time.

I would guess that you should have no problems - I assume that you will have an almost-complete transcript to submit which shows a pattern of results. Your admission would obviously depend on maintaining that level of achievement, but as I said, they are quite flexible. One of the advantages of having a small Masters class :)

My advice would be to email Niree, whom I believe deals with graduate admissions, at Niree_Christison@bond.edu.au. She's quite nice, and if she can't answer your question then I'm sure she will know who can :)

Good luck and if you have any more questions let me know!
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Oh Thanks a lot. I will contact her as well.. thanks again for your help :)
Oh Thanks a lot. I will contact her as well.. thanks again for your help :)
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jasonjb
I am about to complete the Melbourne LL.M. and would recommend it unreservedly if you are wishing to practice. It is a great school with a wide variety of subject and some of the world's leading academics teaching in the subjects. If you are wanting to enter the academy, I would still recommend it, but do it by thesis rather than by coursework.

Also, you will get in with an H3 (third class) honours degree without too much trouble.
I am about to complete the Melbourne LL.M. and would recommend it unreservedly if you are wishing to practice. It is a great school with a wide variety of subject and some of the world's leading academics teaching in the subjects. If you are wanting to enter the academy, I would still recommend it, but do it by thesis rather than by coursework.

Also, you will get in with an H3 (third class) honours degree without too much trouble.
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Sharika
Im a law student from india and im doing my LLB.I graduate in a years time.I would like to do my LLM in australia.What are the good universities where i can get scholarships as a foreign student.pease help me out
Im a law student from india and im doing my LLB.I graduate in a years time.I would like to do my LLM in australia.What are the good universities where i can get scholarships as a foreign student.pease help me out
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Hi Shakira,

I'm not sure that I am an authority on this, but I think your ability to get scholarships in Australia will depend on the quality (ie Honours) of your LLB, and to a lesser extent other factors. I think it is quite difficult to get a grant of money from any university, but they may offer you discounted fees etc. If you want a grant of money, you might have to look to other Australian (or Indian) organisations. This is a good database for scholarships to Australia for international students: http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/international_education/programmes_funding/programme_categories/international_scholarships_exchanges/default.htm

With regard to good universities to study a Masters program, it really varies. The G8 typically have the best reputations (http://www.go8.edu.au/) although this does not necessarily reflect the quality of teaching. From studying at Bond University, I know many LLM students are happy with their education there. I've also heard good things about LaTrobe and University of Technology, Sydney. If I were you, I would make my decision based on which uni specialises in the area you wish to study, which city you want to live in, and how important reputation is to you.

Let me know what area you want to specialise in (if any) and maybe I can narrow down some options a bit more.

Stephen
Hi Shakira,

I'm not sure that I am an authority on this, but I think your ability to get scholarships in Australia will depend on the quality (ie Honours) of your LLB, and to a lesser extent other factors. I think it is quite difficult to get a grant of money from any university, but they may offer you discounted fees etc. If you want a grant of money, you might have to look to other Australian (or Indian) organisations. This is a good database for scholarships to Australia for international students: http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/international_education/programmes_funding/programme_categories/international_scholarships_exchanges/default.htm

With regard to good universities to study a Masters program, it really varies. The G8 typically have the best reputations (http://www.go8.edu.au/) although this does not necessarily reflect the quality of teaching. From studying at Bond University, I know many LLM students are happy with their education there. I've also heard good things about LaTrobe and University of Technology, Sydney. If I were you, I would make my decision based on which uni specialises in the area you wish to study, which city you want to live in, and how important reputation is to you.

Let me know what area you want to specialise in (if any) and maybe I can narrow down some options a bit more.

Stephen
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Hi! I am Mushi Innocent , single boy of 27yrs, writting from Tanzania. I am LL.B holder from the University of Dar es salaam. I am interested in doing my LL.M in Australia Universities. The problem with me is that, I do not have money or any source of fund to fund my study.I am from a poor family.I am interested in studying LL.M in MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION , INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, DISPUTE /CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Can I get schorlarship for it. I am ready to work while studying as a means of paying back the fund, Any one who is interested in assisting me, please contact me through the following:

innofm@yahoo.com.au
welcome Tanzania (karibu Tanzania)

INNOCENT MUSHI (tanzanian)
Hi! I am Mushi Innocent , single boy of 27yrs, writting from Tanzania. I am LL.B holder from the University of Dar es salaam. I am interested in doing my LL.M in Australia Universities. The problem with me is that, I do not have money or any source of fund to fund my study.I am from a poor family.I am interested in studying LL.M in MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION , INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, DISPUTE /CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Can I get schorlarship for it. I am ready to work while studying as a means of paying back the fund, Any one who is interested in assisting me, please contact me through the following:

innofm@yahoo.com.au
welcome Tanzania (karibu Tanzania)

INNOCENT MUSHI (tanzanian)
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MECASINO
I am from Nigeria and wish to do undertake my LLM IN AUSTRALIA. Which university would offer admission with very low tuition fee and without IELTS. Thanks in anticipation of your kind response
I am from Nigeria and wish to do undertake my LLM IN AUSTRALIA. Which university would offer admission with very low tuition fee and without IELTS. Thanks in anticipation of your kind response
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