Which to pick?


liamy
I thought I'd bounce this off anyone who has an opinion they's like to share with me.

I currently work for a Commonwealth government financial regulator in Brisbane. Prior to this I spent 2 years in private practice in Commercial/Corporate and Litigation.

I'm currently trying to decide the best approach for an LLM. I did my Grad Dip for admission at QUT and so get 4 subjects worth of credit to a QUT LLM which has some subjects that relate to my current position and also some that relate to my experience in private practice. I believe I would just graduate with a general LLM from QUT as I would only have to do 4 subjects.

I am also considering a Bond LLM as there are some subjects that interest me there, particuarly some subjects that relate to China, where I did a bit of study and an in country internship whilst an undergraduate.

Beyond those two I am considering Uni of Sydney or UNSW, on the just on the prestige / CV factor, though the subjects I can choose from relate pretty well to my current position. I would probably travel down to Sydney for intensive subjects to complete the LLM there.

I have also considered the UQ LLM in China/Aus comparative law but think that may be a bit to China specific.

If anyone has an opinion on what my best option would be please feel free to share.
I thought I'd bounce this off anyone who has an opinion they's like to share with me.

I currently work for a Commonwealth government financial regulator in Brisbane. Prior to this I spent 2 years in private practice in Commercial/Corporate and Litigation.

I'm currently trying to decide the best approach for an LLM. I did my Grad Dip for admission at QUT and so get 4 subjects worth of credit to a QUT LLM which has some subjects that relate to my current position and also some that relate to my experience in private practice. I believe I would just graduate with a general LLM from QUT as I would only have to do 4 subjects.

I am also considering a Bond LLM as there are some subjects that interest me there, particuarly some subjects that relate to China, where I did a bit of study and an in country internship whilst an undergraduate.

Beyond those two I am considering Uni of Sydney or UNSW, on the just on the prestige / CV factor, though the subjects I can choose from relate pretty well to my current position. I would probably travel down to Sydney for intensive subjects to complete the LLM there.

I have also considered the UQ LLM in China/Aus comparative law but think that may be a bit to China specific.

If anyone has an opinion on what my best option would be please feel free to share.
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Gregor2009
Hi liamy,

I think the dilemma you are facing would be having too many options to complete your LLM!

Although University of Sydney and UNSW are indeed prestigious, I think it would not be worth the hassle to travel interstate every time to complete internsive subjects. The fact you are limited to intensive subjects means that your course selection would already in itself be extremely limited. I also know some intensive subjects are conducted over two separate blocks so this would make it impossible for you to take this subjects.

My suggestion would be to take on one of the LLMs over in Queensland. The problem with QUT seems to be the fact that there is no specialisation available. Would you like to consider the UQ LLM? I am pretty sure they will give you credits for 2 LLM subjects based on PLT training (they are considering scrapping this rule so you need to act fast) and you will need to complete 6. Although this is 2 more subjects, this would permit you to complete a specialisation (e.g. Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Trade etc) while allowing you to take some subjects out of the specialisation. However, I do not think the Chinese/Aus comparative law subjects are offered anymore.


Cheers,
G
Hi liamy,

I think the dilemma you are facing would be having too many options to complete your LLM!

Although University of Sydney and UNSW are indeed prestigious, I think it would not be worth the hassle to travel interstate every time to complete internsive subjects. The fact you are limited to intensive subjects means that your course selection would already in itself be extremely limited. I also know some intensive subjects are conducted over two separate blocks so this would make it impossible for you to take this subjects.

My suggestion would be to take on one of the LLMs over in Queensland. The problem with QUT seems to be the fact that there is no specialisation available. Would you like to consider the UQ LLM? I am pretty sure they will give you credits for 2 LLM subjects based on PLT training (they are considering scrapping this rule so you need to act fast) and you will need to complete 6. Although this is 2 more subjects, this would permit you to complete a specialisation (e.g. Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Trade etc) while allowing you to take some subjects out of the specialisation. However, I do not think the Chinese/Aus comparative law subjects are offered anymore.


Cheers,
G
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liamy
Thanks G,

I did consider UQ but their specialisations are not very relevant to my work. As work will contribute to the costs of my LLM I need to look for an LLM that covers financial and corporate regulation to some degree.

Regardless, thanks for taking the time to reply.
Thanks G,

I did consider UQ but their specialisations are not very relevant to my work. As work will contribute to the costs of my LLM I need to look for an LLM that covers financial and corporate regulation to some degree.

Regardless, thanks for taking the time to reply.

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Gregor2009
Hey liamy,

sorry for not being too helpful. As travelling is not too big an issue for you, you should look at the USyd LLM. I have read in this Asian Legal Business magazine today that Usyd has over 1000 LLM students enrolled in a year so I am sure the number of subjects offered would be spectacular!


Cheers,
Greg
Hey liamy,

sorry for not being too helpful. As travelling is not too big an issue for you, you should look at the USyd LLM. I have read in this Asian Legal Business magazine today that Usyd has over 1000 LLM students enrolled in a year so I am sure the number of subjects offered would be spectacular!


Cheers,
Greg
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liamy
Thanks Greg you've been most helpful. I checked with UQ after your first post and they aren't offering the China LLM anymore. I think I will look into enrolling at USyd.
Thanks Greg you've been most helpful. I checked with UQ after your first post and they aren't offering the China LLM anymore. I think I will look into enrolling at USyd.
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Gregor2009
Good choice Liamy! Can't go wrong with USyd!

Good luck!
Good choice Liamy! Can't go wrong with USyd!

Good luck!
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