degree requirement for Frei Uni Berlin LLM


Hi there, I am wondering if, withouth a first degree in law, but with the graduates degrees in law in China and the US, and continued adequate work experience in law, would qualify my application to FU Berlin's or other English LLM programmes in Germany

I am looking at the English LLM program in Frei Uni Berlin(and schools in Netherland), and am aware how German/European law programmes, compare to US/UK, apply a stricter filter to the subject of the applicants' first degrees,ie, they almost don't accept applicants who hold a first degree other than law.

My undergraduate programme in China is more of a liberal arts nature, cooped by the school of foreign studies, law schools and others. The first degree is in English literature, but with obtained credits in law, preparing me for grad law.

I have obtained LLM degree in China and the US, and have about 5 years of working experience in firms and private equities with a focus on capital markets and M&A.

It will be appreciated if anyone who may have any insights on the question can share some info.

Thank you.

[Edited by quietstorm on Jul 27, 2017]

Hi there, I am wondering if, withouth a first degree in law, but with the graduates degrees in law in China and the US, and continued adequate work experience in law, would qualify my application to FU Berlin's or other English LLM programmes in Germany

I am looking at the English LLM program in Frei Uni Berlin(and schools in Netherland), and am aware how German/European law programmes, compare to US/UK, apply a stricter filter to the subject of the applicants' first degrees,ie, they almost don't accept applicants who hold a first degree other than law.

My undergraduate programme in China is more of a liberal arts nature, cooped by the school of foreign studies, law schools and others. The first degree is in English literature, but with obtained credits in law, preparing me for grad law.

I have obtained LLM degree in China and the US, and have about 5 years of working experience in firms and private equities with a focus on capital markets and M&A.

It will be appreciated if anyone who may have any insights on the question can share some info.

Thank you.
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MBL-FU
Hi quietstorm,

I understand your concerns and we had this issue before. The degree to which non-legal undergraduate programmes with a variety of courses are recognised depends on the individual programme and university. For the MBL, we can accept students without a LL.B. degree if their prior education is still relevant to the programme. We had students before with a background, for instance, in Economics and they tend to do well. So in general, it is possible. Whether prior education fits our programme is decided on a case-by-case basis, so I can't give you binding answer right now.

Best,
Dominik
Hi quietstorm,

I understand your concerns and we had this issue before. The degree to which non-legal undergraduate programmes with a variety of courses are recognised depends on the individual programme and university. For the MBL, we can accept students without a LL.B. degree if their prior education is still relevant to the programme. We had students before with a background, for instance, in Economics and they tend to do well. So in general, it is possible. Whether prior education fits our programme is decided on a case-by-case basis, so I can't give you binding answer right now.

Best,
Dominik
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Thank you Dominik. And does the application for the coming session starts from January 2018 and ends in March 2018?
Thank you Dominik. And does the application for the coming session starts from January 2018 and ends in March 2018?
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MBL-FU
Dear quietstorm,

the application period begins in January 2018 (usually in mid-January) and ends on May 31 2018. You will the hear back from us within the next 3-4 weeks.
I hope I could help,
Dominik
Dear quietstorm,

the application period begins in January 2018 (usually in mid-January) and ends on May 31 2018. You will the hear back from us within the next 3-4 weeks.
I hope I could help,
Dominik
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