Am I wasting my time with all this?! Please fill me in


zackyo

Hi everyone,

 I recently finished my LLB of Civil Law at University of Sherbrooke, a french university in Quebec in 2008 with a GPA of roughly 2.7 (B-) and am currently undertaking a one year Common Law DESS program giving me access to all Canadian Common Law jursidictions Bar Schools as well as the New York State Bar School.  I'll be finishing this semester with a GPA of 3.5 (A-) and will be writing my NY State Bar this summer. My question to you all is whether or not I have any chances of gettinng into any foreign LLM programs. I've been looking at France (Lyon, Sorbonne, Strasbourg), Switzerland (Lausanne), the Netherlands and Germany. I think it's pretty safe to say England is out f the picture because of fierce competition.

 I'm currently working on my applications, getting my documents together and Am kinda freaking out since it is fairly time consuming and I'm afraid it won't pay off in the end! I do have some work experience, but not much, since I'm only 22, but I have done a semester abroad in Montpellier, have community service as well as a wide array of extra curricular activites under my belt, and my dream is to one day work in the field of International Law, more precisely in the field of Diplomacy. 

 Can anyone out there who's applied and knows what getting into an LLM program entails give me any insight?

Thank you so much!

 Zack 

 

<p>Hi everyone,</p><p> I recently finished my LLB of Civil Law at University of Sherbrooke, a french university in Quebec in 2008 with a GPA of roughly 2.7 (B-) and am currently undertaking a one year Common Law DESS program giving me access to all Canadian Common Law jursidictions Bar Schools as well as the New York State Bar School.  I'll be finishing this semester with a GPA of 3.5 (A-) and will be writing my NY State Bar this summer. My question to you all is whether or not I have any chances of gettinng into any foreign LLM programs. I've been looking at France (Lyon, Sorbonne, Strasbourg), Switzerland (Lausanne), the Netherlands and Germany. I think it's pretty safe to say England is out f the picture because of fierce competition.</p><p> I'm currently working on my applications, getting my documents together and Am kinda freaking out since it is fairly time consuming and I'm afraid it won't pay off in the end! I do have some work experience, but not much, since I'm only 22, but I have done a semester abroad in Montpellier, have community service as well as a wide array of extra curricular activites under my belt, and my dream is to one day work in the field of International Law, more precisely in the field of Diplomacy. </p><p> Can anyone out there who's applied and knows what getting into an LLM program entails give me any insight?</p><p>Thank you so much!</p><p> Zack </p><p> </p>
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Lene

sounds like you got quite a bit to offer - I would definitely apply!!
I got no clue about French Law School and their requirements in terms of marks but an A- sounds quite nice, doesnt it?!

If you got the chance to study abroad make sure you take that chance since it's an absolutely irreplaceable experience :-)
Good luck!!

sounds like you got quite a bit to offer - I would definitely apply!!
I got no clue about French Law School and their requirements in terms of marks but an A- sounds quite nice, doesnt it?!

If you got the chance to study abroad make sure you take that chance since it's an absolutely irreplaceable experience :-)
Good luck!!
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15 Feb

Dear Zack,

I am Academic Director of the LLM program at Lyon III University.

I am delighted to hear that you are thinking of applying to our LLM in International and European law.

With your academic background, as you have outlined it, I am confident that you will succeed in getting onto our program.

Certain of LLM professors come from the sector, in which you are looking to work in (namely WTO, EU, UN, OECD), so they should be able to give you feedback on your career plan.

Moreover, you should be able to select one of these professors as your research supervisor, which is always an added bonus.

If I can be of any further assistance, please email me on michala.meiselles@univ-lyon3.fr.

Good luck

Ms Meiselles

PS our updated program and list of professors is exhibited on our website
http://facdedroit.univ-lyon3.fr/29326521/0/fiche_01__pagelibre/&RH=DRO-ACCUEIL_FR

15 Feb

Dear Zack,

I am Academic Director of the LLM program at Lyon III University.

I am delighted to hear that you are thinking of applying to our LLM in International and European law.

With your academic background, as you have outlined it, I am confident that you will succeed in getting onto our program.

Certain of LLM professors come from the sector, in which you are looking to work in (namely WTO, EU, UN, OECD), so they should be able to give you feedback on your career plan.

Moreover, you should be able to select one of these professors as your research supervisor, which is always an added bonus.

If I can be of any further assistance, please email me on michala.meiselles@univ-lyon3.fr.

Good luck

Ms Meiselles

PS our updated program and list of professors is exhibited on our website
http://facdedroit.univ-lyon3.fr/29326521/0/fiche_01__pagelibre/&RH=DRO-ACCUEIL_FR
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Zathanel

My friend, in my opinion You have a great chance to be admitted in every country You mentioned, especially UK. I had a same issue - I wasn't sure if I'll be able to get into any (not to say any major) University. Turned out... I was admitted to one of Top10 UK Unis. And do not have such a background as You do (I have finished my 5 year MA degree with 4/5 overall in EU but due to system differences, like no LLB in field of law and other issues, it's completely incomparable). I would say: go for it. What can You lose, except for some time?

My friend, in my opinion You have a great chance to be admitted in every country You mentioned, especially UK. I had a same issue - I wasn't sure if I'll be able to get into any (not to say any major) University. Turned out... I was admitted to one of Top10 UK Unis. And do not have such a background as You do (I have finished my 5 year MA degree with 4/5 overall in EU but due to system differences, like no LLB in field of law and other issues, it's completely incomparable). I would say: go for it. What can You lose, except for some time?
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jlyrix

i would like to study biglaw in Paris and i am soon to enter Law School in the States. My School doesnt have a dual degree program with any school in France.

If i were to move to france, after attaining my jd here, what steps should i take to get a law degree at sorbonne/assas/nanterrre x, etc? how long will it take? should i take the llm?

i have seen on various websites talk about getting a Master I, formerly known as Maitrise en Droit & a Master II, formerly DESS Diplome d'études supérieures spécialisées. What are the proper names for these degrees now? and can i just attain those degrees and then sit for the bar exam in fr? that should be an additional 2yrs of study right?


i would like to study biglaw in Paris and i am soon to enter Law School in the States. My School doesnt have a dual degree program with any school in France.

If i were to move to france, after attaining my jd here, what steps should i take to get a law degree at sorbonne/assas/nanterrre x, etc? how long will it take? should i take the llm?

i have seen on various websites talk about getting a Master I, formerly known as Maitrise en Droit & a Master II, formerly DESS Diplome d'études supérieures spécialisées. What are the proper names for these degrees now? and can i just attain those degrees and then sit for the bar exam in fr? that should be an additional 2yrs of study right?
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