Leiden or Queen Mary


Hello everyone!

I have been acceptted to Law and Finance LLM at Leiden and General LLM program at QMUL. My main goal of pursuing an LLM is to find a decent job afterwards in London or Amsterdam. (preferably London). Which school do you recommend? Would you make any comments on living expenses for both schools (considering that I am not coming from a rich household), job opportunities, their prestiges, and the programs overall?

Thanks in advance

Hello everyone!

I have been acceptted to Law and Finance LLM at Leiden and General LLM program at QMUL. My main goal of pursuing an LLM is to find a decent job afterwards in London or Amsterdam. (preferably London). Which school do you recommend? Would you make any comments on living expenses for both schools (considering that I am not coming from a rich household), job opportunities, their prestiges, and the programs overall?

Thanks in advance
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saketh

I also got into Leiden and QMUL for LL.M. in Arbitration. I am wondering which is best and how do I navigate through it? 

I also got into Leiden and QMUL for LL.M. in Arbitration. I am wondering which is best and how do I navigate through it? 
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finnick

I also got into Leiden and QMUL for LL.M. in Arbitration. I am wondering which is best and how do I navigate through it? 

Not that I know much about it, but personally I'd recommend QMUL for arbitration. QM is famous for its arbitration program, as far as I know. Leiden is not. Leiden is usually popular for its other programs. Also, for arbitration, London would be the way to go.

[Edited by finnick on Jul 12, 2022]

[quote]I also got into Leiden and QMUL for LL.M. in Arbitration. I am wondering which is best and how do I navigate through it?&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Not that I know much about it, but personally I'd recommend QMUL for arbitration. QM is famous for its arbitration program, as far as I know. Leiden is not. Leiden is usually popular for its other programs. Also, for arbitration, London would be the way to go.
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Hello everyone!

I have been acceptted to Law and Finance LLM at Leiden and General LLM program at QMUL. My main goal of pursuing an LLM is to find a decent job afterwards in London or Amsterdam. (preferably London). Which school do you recommend? Would you make any comments on living expenses for both schools (considering that I am not coming from a rich household), job opportunities, their prestiges, and the programs overall?

Thanks in advance


Dear llm_questions,

Please see my post/comment history with regards to the quality of teaching and value of Leiden Law School.

Looking specifically at your goals, it seems QMUL would be more in-line with your aspirations. Whether QMUL would offer you more benefits than Leiden, actually depends on your prior background, profile, and current situation.

I do not think QMUL is worth the extra ££££ price-wise when compared to the Adv. LL.M. at Leiden from an academic value point of view. In terms of prestige, I think Leiden > QMUL, but again, depends on the market you are talking about and the specifics.

London (UK) and Leiden (Netherlands) are both expensive cities in expensive countries, but London is obviously more expensive. The housing market in Leiden (Netherlands) is insane, as in, you'll want to really give yourself 2-3 months of non-stop housing research until you find something - this is not a joke (read up on the topic online or ask alumni/current students).

If your goal is to work in London/UK, it is potentially a wiser choice to study within the market, become part of the local workforce, etc..., but it isn't the only point of consideration to take into account.

Best,

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[quote]Hello everyone!

I have been acceptted to Law and Finance LLM at Leiden and General LLM program at QMUL. My main goal of pursuing an LLM is to find a decent job afterwards in London or Amsterdam. (preferably London). Which school do you recommend? Would you make any comments on living expenses for both schools (considering that I am not coming from a rich household), job opportunities, their prestiges, and the programs overall?

Thanks in advance [/quote]<br><br>Dear llm_questions,<br><br>Please see my post/comment history with regards to the quality of teaching and value of Leiden Law School.<br><br>Looking specifically at your goals, it seems QMUL would be more in-line with your aspirations. Whether QMUL would offer you more benefits than Leiden, actually depends on your prior background, profile, and current situation.<br><br>I do not think QMUL is worth the extra ££££ price-wise when compared to the Adv. LL.M. at Leiden from an academic value point of view. In terms of prestige, I think Leiden &gt; QMUL, but again, depends on the market you are talking about and the specifics.<br><br>London (UK) and Leiden (Netherlands) are both expensive cities in expensive countries, but London is obviously more expensive. The housing market in Leiden (Netherlands) is insane, as in, you'll want to really give yourself 2-3 months of non-stop housing research until you find something - this is not a joke (read up on the topic online or ask alumni/current students).<br><br>If your goal is to work in London/UK, it is potentially a wiser choice to study within the market, become part of the local workforce, etc..., but it isn't the only point of consideration to take into account.<br><br>Best,<br><br>:gem:UnleashedSoul:gem:
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