International Arbitration at Stockholm


AJ
Hi Guys,

I was wondering if anyone has some inputs on the Masters in International Commercial Arbitration Program offered by Stockholm University. I have been offered a place but I'm not sure whether to accept it... I am aware that a couple of threads discuss this issue already but I was looking for some more info. Therefore, if any of you is in a position to help I would appreciate it.

Cheers,
AJ.
Hi Guys,

I was wondering if anyone has some inputs on the Masters in International Commercial Arbitration Program offered by Stockholm University. I have been offered a place but I'm not sure whether to accept it... I am aware that a couple of threads discuss this issue already but I was looking for some more info. Therefore, if any of you is in a position to help I would appreciate it.

Cheers,
AJ.
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Maude
If you want to practise arbitration after graduating this is the program to choose!
You should bear in mind that only about 5% of all applicants are admitted. This year, it is my understanding that over 500 students applied for the the 25-30 places.
Last year, 28 out of over 300 applicants were admitted. The source of information is reliable, since the Director of Studies told me this personally. Good luck with your choice!
By the way: I loved the program :-)
If you want to practise arbitration after graduating this is the program to choose!
You should bear in mind that only about 5% of all applicants are admitted. This year, it is my understanding that over 500 students applied for the the 25-30 places.
Last year, 28 out of over 300 applicants were admitted. The source of information is reliable, since the Director of Studies told me this personally. Good luck with your choice!
By the way: I loved the program :-)
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AJ
Thanks for the info.

Cheers!
Thanks for the info.

Cheers!
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Hi,
It would be of great help if somebody would be able to provide some information about the job opportunities after doin the LLM program in Arbitration, i.e., if there are any law firms which tend to recruit students from the Stockholm University LLM program in Arbitration..
Hi,
It would be of great help if somebody would be able to provide some information about the job opportunities after doin the LLM program in Arbitration, i.e., if there are any law firms which tend to recruit students from the Stockholm University LLM program in Arbitration..
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jecka
Hey!
Have no idea if there are any firms that specifically recruit SU graduates, but if you've done commercial arbitration, you have a good chance to be hired. One of the best markets for arbitration is Paris/London/NY.
If you speak french, I will recommend to look into the French Programmes. If English is your language of study and you do not want to pay a tuition fee, Stockholm programme is really a great deal!
I ve done the Program in one of the first batches and had no problems to find a job. Arbitration circle is quite small, which means everyone knows each other. Stockholm Programme is known in the professional circles. So, if you do get in, take it and pursue. Good luck!
Hey!
Have no idea if there are any firms that specifically recruit SU graduates, but if you've done commercial arbitration, you have a good chance to be hired. One of the best markets for arbitration is Paris/London/NY.
If you speak french, I will recommend to look into the French Programmes. If English is your language of study and you do not want to pay a tuition fee, Stockholm programme is really a great deal!
I ve done the Program in one of the first batches and had no problems to find a job. Arbitration circle is quite small, which means everyone knows each other. Stockholm Programme is known in the professional circles. So, if you do get in, take it and pursue. Good luck!
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Thanks Jecka for the information......im grateful....
Thanks Jecka for the information......im grateful....
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ravish
hi friends,
As you have said, International commercial arbitration is a very good program to be pursued from Stockholm uni., if one wants to study in english and doesnt want to pay the tution fees...But could u tell me what are the opportunities for a non-eu graduate(L.L.B.) from asia, if he pursues L.L.M. in International Commercial Arbitration from stockholm uni.?
How is the reputation of Stockhom univeristy for the program of L.L.M. in Intellectual property laws.?
Which are other good universities for ICA or ip laws if one doesnt mind paying reasonable tution fees..?
Thanks in advance for your reply..!!
hi friends,
As you have said, International commercial arbitration is a very good program to be pursued from Stockholm uni., if one wants to study in english and doesnt want to pay the tution fees...But could u tell me what are the opportunities for a non-eu graduate(L.L.B.) from asia, if he pursues L.L.M. in International Commercial Arbitration from stockholm uni.?
How is the reputation of Stockhom univeristy for the program of L.L.M. in Intellectual property laws.?
Which are other good universities for ICA or ip laws if one doesnt mind paying reasonable tution fees..?
Thanks in advance for your reply..!!
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jecka
Hi ravish!

I have no idea about reputation of the LL.M Programme in IP, but would think it is quite reputable (as far as I ve heard there is a huge application pool).If you are interested in IP, you might also havr a look at LLM in European Law (Lunds Universitet). In the Programme curriculum they have a veru strong IP course (industrial property). You can also write our thesis in IP. Professor who is administering the law pat of the Programme there is highly reputable in IP. However, Stockholm Programme in IP sounds to me more specialized.

With regard to ICA, King's College of London shall be fine for arbitration. I do not know that many promising ICA Programmes in English in Europe.
If you think of doing arbitration and tuition fee does not scare u off, try Columbia, NYU, Harvard or Penn. Being in the law firm environment, I can certainly say that the US LLMs have much more value thatn the European ones. I have two European based LLMs, but was still not considered to be equal to those who got one from Harvard or Columbia. So, if you think in a long term and can afford american eduaction, go for it! In the long run, it shall definitely pay off!!
Hi ravish!

I have no idea about reputation of the LL.M Programme in IP, but would think it is quite reputable (as far as I ve heard there is a huge application pool).If you are interested in IP, you might also havr a look at LLM in European Law (Lunds Universitet). In the Programme curriculum they have a veru strong IP course (industrial property). You can also write our thesis in IP. Professor who is administering the law pat of the Programme there is highly reputable in IP. However, Stockholm Programme in IP sounds to me more specialized.

With regard to ICA, King's College of London shall be fine for arbitration. I do not know that many promising ICA Programmes in English in Europe.
If you think of doing arbitration and tuition fee does not scare u off, try Columbia, NYU, Harvard or Penn. Being in the law firm environment, I can certainly say that the US LLMs have much more value thatn the European ones. I have two European based LLMs, but was still not considered to be equal to those who got one from Harvard or Columbia. So, if you think in a long term and can afford american eduaction, go for it! In the long run, it shall definitely pay off!!



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ravish
Hi jecka,
Thanks a lot for the information, it was quite comprehensive.
Well, i am more interested in pursuing L.L.M. in intellectual property rights. ICA is definately a subject of my interest but so far as I understand, ICA would not add any additional advantage unless you have got experience of working in any particular area of legal field. If so, u can also be employed for arbitration of the matters of the area of ur experience but to a fresher, who is not having any significant experience in any sort of legal work, ica would probably give no advantage at all. So, IPR is the subject of my interest and of course the tution fees does matter..!! I am considering to apply for a good program in IP next year and considering the Stockholm university, MIPCL(If i get full or partial scholarship) or any other good US universities. Would be happy to have ur suggestions in this regard.
Hi jecka,
Thanks a lot for the information, it was quite comprehensive.
Well, i am more interested in pursuing L.L.M. in intellectual property rights. ICA is definately a subject of my interest but so far as I understand, ICA would not add any additional advantage unless you have got experience of working in any particular area of legal field. If so, u can also be employed for arbitration of the matters of the area of ur experience but to a fresher, who is not having any significant experience in any sort of legal work, ica would probably give no advantage at all. So, IPR is the subject of my interest and of course the tution fees does matter..!! I am considering to apply for a good program in IP next year and considering the Stockholm university, MIPCL(If i get full or partial scholarship) or any other good US universities. Would be happy to have ur suggestions in this regard.
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jecka
Hey ravish!
I should just clarify that ICA is very specialized, so in order to do it, you do not really need any working experience in other fields. I know lots of people who did something different at the beginning of their law career, and lots of people who started doing arbitration streight after graduation. So, do not get discouraged. If you want to do ICA, go streight for it. If IP is u choice, than concentrate on the IP Programmes.
Hey ravish!
I should just clarify that ICA is very specialized, so in order to do it, you do not really need any working experience in other fields. I know lots of people who did something different at the beginning of their law career, and lots of people who started doing arbitration streight after graduation. So, do not get discouraged. If you want to do ICA, go streight for it. If IP is u choice, than concentrate on the IP Programmes.
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AJ
Hi ravish!

I have no idea about reputation of the LL.M Programme in IP, but would think it is quite reputable (as far as I ve heard there is a huge application pool).If you are interested in IP, you might also havr a look at LLM in European Law (Lunds Universitet). In the Programme curriculum they have a veru strong IP course (industrial property). You can also write our thesis in IP. Professor who is administering the law pat of the Programme there is highly reputable in IP. However, Stockholm Programme in IP sounds to me more specialized.

With regard to ICA, King's College of London shall be fine for arbitration. I do not know that many promising ICA Programmes in English in Europe.
If you think of doing arbitration and tuition fee does not scare u off, try Columbia, NYU, Harvard or Penn. Being in the law firm environment, I can certainly say that the US LLMs have much more value thatn the European ones. I have two European based LLMs, but was still not considered to be equal to those who got one from Harvard or Columbia. So, if you think in a long term and can afford american eduaction, go for it! In the long run, it shall definitely pay off!!




Hi Jecka,

I find it a little strange that you mention Penn as a great place to study international arbitration. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it true that Penn doesn't even offer a course in International Arbitration?

Cheers,
AJ
<blockquote>Hi ravish!

I have no idea about reputation of the LL.M Programme in IP, but would think it is quite reputable (as far as I ve heard there is a huge application pool).If you are interested in IP, you might also havr a look at LLM in European Law (Lunds Universitet). In the Programme curriculum they have a veru strong IP course (industrial property). You can also write our thesis in IP. Professor who is administering the law pat of the Programme there is highly reputable in IP. However, Stockholm Programme in IP sounds to me more specialized.

With regard to ICA, King's College of London shall be fine for arbitration. I do not know that many promising ICA Programmes in English in Europe.
If you think of doing arbitration and tuition fee does not scare u off, try Columbia, NYU, Harvard or Penn. Being in the law firm environment, I can certainly say that the US LLMs have much more value thatn the European ones. I have two European based LLMs, but was still not considered to be equal to those who got one from Harvard or Columbia. So, if you think in a long term and can afford american eduaction, go for it! In the long run, it shall definitely pay off!!

</blockquote>


Hi Jecka,

I find it a little strange that you mention Penn as a great place to study international arbitration. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it true that Penn doesn't even offer a course in International Arbitration?

Cheers,
AJ






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ravish
hi jecka, thanks again for the information....

ICA is of course a subject of my interest but i really didnt know that it is a specialised course which does not require any prior experience in a particular area of legal field...

Thanks for d info.
hi jecka, thanks again for the information....

ICA is of course a subject of my interest but i really didnt know that it is a specialised course which does not require any prior experience in a particular area of legal field...

Thanks for d info.
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jecka
Hey AJ!

I believe Penn do offer Arbitration course. At least a few people who I worked with and who presently practise arbitration went to Penn. Anyway, do not take it wrong, I was referring to the institutions that have a strong reputation within the law firms and was just saying that if you do go and get US LLM from one of the top US law schools, it will definitely pay u back.
Hey AJ!

I believe Penn do offer Arbitration course. At least a few people who I worked with and who presently practise arbitration went to Penn. Anyway, do not take it wrong, I was referring to the institutions that have a strong reputation within the law firms and was just saying that if you do go and get US LLM from one of the top US law schools, it will definitely pay u back.

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AJ
Hey Jecka,

I understand the point you were trying to get across.

Cheers!!!
Hey Jecka,

I understand the point you were trying to get across.

Cheers!!!


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lawmann
Has anyone recently completed the International Arbitration law programme at Stockholm University? How do you rate the program and SU? Perhaps you can share your experiences.
Has anyone recently completed the International Arbitration law programme at Stockholm University? How do you rate the program and SU? Perhaps you can share your experiences.
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Hi Jecka-

Where are you working? When discussing the value of a US LLM with firms, are you referring to the value with US firms or firms in other countries?

Thank you.
Hi Jecka-

Where are you working? When discussing the value of a US LLM with firms, are you referring to the value with US firms or firms in other countries?

Thank you.
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jecka
Hey Californian Lawyer!

I work in the Paris office of a big US law firm.

It is true, I was more referring to the value of the LL.M for someone outside of the US. If you have a European education, it looks classy to have LL.M from the top US school (and that it is not an opinion of only US law firms). Moreover, if you are European-qualified, you have a very strong incentive to crave for the Amercan salary (though, the value of dollor shall get better-))!
I do know a number of Americans who came to France to do their LL.M there and do not have any regrets. If u are American yourself and do not have immediate loans to pay, European LL.M could definitely be interesting experience.
Hey Californian Lawyer!

I work in the Paris office of a big US law firm.

It is true, I was more referring to the value of the LL.M for someone outside of the US. If you have a European education, it looks classy to have LL.M from the top US school (and that it is not an opinion of only US law firms). Moreover, if you are European-qualified, you have a very strong incentive to crave for the Amercan salary (though, the value of dollor shall get better-))!
I do know a number of Americans who came to France to do their LL.M there and do not have any regrets. If u are American yourself and do not have immediate loans to pay, European LL.M could definitely be interesting experience.
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Hi Jecka-

I'm a 4th year at a big law firm in the US but I have been thinking about moving to Europe. Most of my experience is with IP and anti-trust litigation, but with some transactional experience on the IP side. I have dual citizenship, US and Ireland so work documents are not a problem. What are your impressions regarding what European law firms are looking for?

Also, I would prefer to be on the continent, as opposed to England or Ireland. I have reasonable Spanish skills (like many people in California) and can converse in Russian and Ukrainian (and a little Czech and Slovak). But I don't have the language skills to prepare legal documents in any language other than English. In your opinion, how significant a problem is this to finding legal employment in continental Europe?

Thank you.
Hi Jecka-

I'm a 4th year at a big law firm in the US but I have been thinking about moving to Europe. Most of my experience is with IP and anti-trust litigation, but with some transactional experience on the IP side. I have dual citizenship, US and Ireland so work documents are not a problem. What are your impressions regarding what European law firms are looking for?

Also, I would prefer to be on the continent, as opposed to England or Ireland. I have reasonable Spanish skills (like many people in California) and can converse in Russian and Ukrainian (and a little Czech and Slovak). But I don't have the language skills to prepare legal documents in any language other than English. In your opinion, how significant a problem is this to finding legal employment in continental Europe?

Thank you.

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mishabenj
Jecka, you mentioned similar French programs, could you tell me which French Universities are well regarded that have programs in international dispute setllement? Im looking for a one year program preferably

thanks!
Jecka, you mentioned similar French programs, could you tell me which French Universities are well regarded that have programs in international dispute setllement? Im looking for a one year program preferably

thanks!
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DianaBerk
Check out the program of University of Versailles. Although, if you are looking for thebest program worldwide in international dispute settlement, you should aim at the MIDS offered by Unverisity of Geneva and Graduate Institute. You can also take French courses there.
Check out the program of University of Versailles. Although, if you are looking for thebest program worldwide in international dispute settlement, you should aim at the MIDS offered by Unverisity of Geneva and Graduate Institute. You can also take French courses there.
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