Human Rights Law LLM 2016-17


Hi everybody,

I'm looking for the high profile financially supported LLM programs in human rights law for 2016-17.
I've already hold a Master's degree in law but this time would like to specialize in this particular field with a perspective of gaining a PhD at the same place.
Also, a financial aid, scholarships etc. is important for me as I wouldn't be able to cover whole tuition fee and living expenses on my own.
At the same time would be great to enroll in artes liberales model and have an opportunity to plan a syllabus.

So far what suits me most are the following (ranked in a random order):
1) Central European Uni;
2) Geneva Academy;
3) Essex Uni.

But perhaps you would have more recommendations that would be very much appreciated.

Best,
Virgilijus
Hi everybody,

I'm looking for the high profile financially supported LLM programs in human rights law for 2016-17.
I've already hold a Master's degree in law but this time would like to specialize in this particular field with a perspective of gaining a PhD at the same place.
Also, a financial aid, scholarships etc. is important for me as I wouldn't be able to cover whole tuition fee and living expenses on my own.
At the same time would be great to enroll in artes liberales model and have an opportunity to plan a syllabus.

So far what suits me most are the following (ranked in a random order):
1) Central European Uni;
2) Geneva Academy;
3) Essex Uni.

But perhaps you would have more recommendations that would be very much appreciated.

Best,
Virgilijus

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AndrewIT
Hi there, first post here.
I find myself in the same situation you just described. I'm graduating from my Master's degree in less than two weeks, and I would love to take a LLM in International Law - Human Rights Law.
Would appreciated if anyone could give some recommendations.

@ virgilijus: you may want to take a look at this, about Leiden PIL LLM http://www.llm-guide.com/board/149765
Hi there, first post here.
I find myself in the same situation you just described. I'm graduating from my Master's degree in less than two weeks, and I would love to take a LLM in International Law - Human Rights Law.
Would appreciated if anyone could give some recommendations.

@ virgilijus: you may want to take a look at this, about Leiden PIL LLM http://www.llm-guide.com/board/149765
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Thanks for the link, Andrew :)
Indeed, Dutch universities are amongst the top ones. As a country the Netherlands is also a great place to live, I think. However, everything comes to finances in my case. Maybe you know about the chances to get a scholarship there?

V.
Thanks for the link, Andrew :)
Indeed, Dutch universities are amongst the top ones. As a country the Netherlands is also a great place to live, I think. However, everything comes to finances in my case. Maybe you know about the chances to get a scholarship there?

V.
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AndrewIT
Sorry about double post. Moderators can remove this one.
Sorry about double post. Moderators can remove this one.
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AndrewIT
Thanks for the link, Andrew :)
Indeed, Dutch universities are amongst the top ones. As a country the Netherlands is also a great place to live, I think. However, everything comes to finances in my case. Maybe you know about the chances to get a scholarship there?

V.


I've seen Tilburg University's International and European Law LLM. It's one year only. Also Leiden University's programs are nice. All Dutch programs cost about 2000 though.
I'm sure there are chances to get scholarships, I have no idea how. Let's wait for someone more experience to help us here.
<blockquote>Thanks for the link, Andrew :)
Indeed, Dutch universities are amongst the top ones. As a country the Netherlands is also a great place to live, I think. However, everything comes to finances in my case. Maybe you know about the chances to get a scholarship there?

V.</blockquote>

I've seen Tilburg University's International and European Law LLM. It's one year only. Also Leiden University's programs are nice. All Dutch programs cost about 2000€ though.
I'm sure there are chances to get scholarships, I have no idea how. Let's wait for someone more experience to help us here.
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GT
I have the same problem. I have not decided where to apply yet, but my friends advice me Lund University in Sweden. Personally I don't have any experience, but know at least 4 people who got scholarship in Lund. I am also interested in Riga graduate school of law.
I have the same problem. I have not decided where to apply yet, but my friends advice me Lund University in Sweden. Personally I don't have any experience, but know at least 4 people who got scholarship in Lund. I am also interested in Riga graduate school of law.
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I have the same problem. I have not decided where to apply yet, but my friends advice me Lund University in Sweden. Personally I don't have any experience, but know at least 4 people who got scholarship in Lund. I am also interested in Riga graduate school of law.


The only thing that concerns me about Lund is a two year period. I would probably choose an LLM for a year instead.
But could you ask those people that you know about the scholarship opportunities in Lund?
Btw, is there any reliable ranking of LLM Human Rights courses only?

V.
<blockquote>I have the same problem. I have not decided where to apply yet, but my friends advice me Lund University in Sweden. Personally I don't have any experience, but know at least 4 people who got scholarship in Lund. I am also interested in Riga graduate school of law. </blockquote>

The only thing that concerns me about Lund is a two year period. I would probably choose an LLM for a year instead.
But could you ask those people that you know about the scholarship opportunities in Lund?
Btw, is there any reliable ranking of LLM Human Rights courses only?

V.
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AndrewIT


The only thing that concerns me about Lund is a two year period. I would probably choose an LLM for a year instead.


Exactly. I would definitely chose a 1 year LLM as well.
As you noticed, Lund University has an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law but unfortunately it's a 2 year program.
In the end, I think it's either Leiden or Tilburg. Those 2 universities only offer a 1 year LLM program.
Frankly, the LL.M. in International Legal Studies offered by Universität Wien sounds interesting as well.
<blockquote>

The only thing that concerns me about Lund is a two year period. I would probably choose an LLM for a year instead.
</blockquote>

Exactly. I would definitely chose a 1 year LLM as well.
As you noticed, Lund University has an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law but unfortunately it's a 2 year program.
In the end, I think it's either Leiden or Tilburg. Those 2 universities only offer a 1 year LLM program.
Frankly, the LL.M. in International Legal Studies offered by Universität Wien sounds interesting as well.
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Exactly. I would definitely chose a 1 year LLM as well.
As you noticed, Lund University has an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law but unfortunately it's a 2 year program.
In the end, I think it's either Leiden or Tilburg. Those 2 universities only offer a 1 year LLM program.
Frankly, the LL.M. in International Legal Studies offered by Universität Wien sounds interesting as well.


So, we could make a list of potential LLMs. So far we have the following:
1) Leiden;
2) Tilburg;
3) Vienna;
4) Budapest;
5) Geneva;
6) Essex;
7) Lund (for 2 years).
<blockquote>

Exactly. I would definitely chose a 1 year LLM as well.
As you noticed, Lund University has an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law but unfortunately it's a 2 year program.
In the end, I think it's either Leiden or Tilburg. Those 2 universities only offer a 1 year LLM program.
Frankly, the LL.M. in International Legal Studies offered by Universität Wien sounds interesting as well.</blockquote>

So, we could make a list of potential LLMs. So far we have the following:
1) Leiden;
2) Tilburg;
3) Vienna;
4) Budapest;
5) Geneva;
6) Essex;
7) Lund (for 2 years).
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Frankly, the LL.M. in International Legal Studies offered by Universität Wien sounds interesting as well.


Somehow I have difficulties in finding this programme. Is it instructed in German?

Updated:
Found it. Looks really great!
Thanks for sharing :)
<blockquote>

Frankly, the LL.M. in International Legal Studies offered by Universität Wien sounds interesting as well.</blockquote>

Somehow I have difficulties in finding this programme. Is it instructed in German?

Updated:
Found it. Looks really great!
Thanks for sharing :)
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AndrewIT

Somehow I have difficulties in finding this programme. Is it instructed in German?


Link: http://www.llm-guide.com/university/693/university-of-vienna-universitaet-wien-international-legal-studies

Yep that's the list so far. I'd probaly go for both Tilburg and Leiden.
I haven't taken a IELTS yet though, they all require at least 6.5 overall, some ones even 7.0.
Talking about 1 year LLM programs overseas, the most interesting one is certainly the one by the University of Toronto (UofT). But that's quite costly.
http://www.law.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/graduate-programs/llm-program-master-laws
<blockquote>
Somehow I have difficulties in finding this programme. Is it instructed in German?</blockquote>

Link: http://www.llm-guide.com/university/693/university-of-vienna-universitaet-wien-international-legal-studies

Yep that's the list so far. I'd probaly go for both Tilburg and Leiden.
I haven't taken a IELTS yet though, they all require at least 6.5 overall, some ones even 7.0.
Talking about 1 year LLM programs overseas, the most interesting one is certainly the one by the University of Toronto (UofT). But that's quite costly.
http://www.law.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/graduate-programs/llm-program-master-laws
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Also UCLA in California
https://law.ucla.edu/llm-sjd/llm-program/degree-specializations/international-law/.

Yes, for that you need a massive fundraising. But everything's possible. My friend got accepted for a PhD in U.S. However, she didn't manage to find enough of funding, so, she went for an LLM there instead which was much more cheaper.
Also UCLA in California
https://law.ucla.edu/llm-sjd/llm-program/degree-specializations/international-law/.

Yes, for that you need a massive fundraising. But everything's possible. My friend got accepted for a PhD in U.S. However, she didn't manage to find enough of funding, so, she went for an LLM there instead which was much more cheaper.
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AndrewIT
I'm sure she was top of her class.
I must say that programs overseas are extremely interesting, but quite expensive. As I said I think I'll go with Dutch universities. Besides it's a year only.
I'm sure she was top of her class.
I must say that programs overseas are extremely interesting, but quite expensive. As I said I think I'll go with Dutch universities. Besides it's a year only.
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ufukcan
Hello,

I have been admitted to several international human rights LLM programs in last two weeks. Although I am very happy that I am admitted, I'm also in trouble to pick one of them. Leiden, Utrecht, Essex, Geneva, Lund are all good universities that accepted me.

I am planning to go to Leiden considering its location of Netherlands and high ranking but I have doubts because the program is just 2 years old. What would you do ?

Thanks
Hello,

I have been admitted to several international human rights LLM programs in last two weeks. Although I am very happy that I am admitted, I'm also in trouble to pick one of them. Leiden, Utrecht, Essex, Geneva, Lund are all good universities that accepted me.

I am planning to go to Leiden considering its location of Netherlands and high ranking but I have doubts because the program is just 2 years old. What would you do ?

Thanks

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johndoe15
Hello,
I guess the decision for Geneva would be declared somewhere in 3-4th week of march. How did you manage to get admitted! O.o
Hello,
I guess the decision for Geneva would be declared somewhere in 3-4th week of march. How did you manage to get admitted! O.o
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johndoe15
Hello Everyone!
Did anyone of you got a confirmation mail from the Geneva Academy?
Also please also let me know if you applied via full scholarship track / partial / or otherwise.
Thank you. :)
Hello Everyone!
Did anyone of you got a confirmation mail from the Geneva Academy?
Also please also let me know if you applied via full scholarship track / partial / or otherwise.
Thank you. :)
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andrea123
Hello Everyone!
Did anyone of you got a confirmation mail from the Geneva Academy?
Also please also let me know if you applied via full scholarship track / partial / or otherwise.
Thank you. :)


They told me that they will let me know later this week. I applied with scholarship.
<blockquote>Hello Everyone!
Did anyone of you got a confirmation mail from the Geneva Academy?
Also please also let me know if you applied via full scholarship track / partial / or otherwise.
Thank you. :)
</blockquote>

They told me that they will let me know later this week. I applied with scholarship.
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Hi,

For students who were admitted to the Geneva Academy with a full scholarship in March/April: what was the deadline that they gave you to confirm or reject your offer of admission?

Thank you!
Hi,

For students who were admitted to the Geneva Academy with a full scholarship in March/April: what was the deadline that they gave you to confirm or reject your offer of admission?

Thank you!
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So guys I got the rejection eventually! how about you?
So guys I got the rejection eventually! how about you?
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