LLM European Law at Edinburgh or Leiden


JoMC

Hi all,

I have been accepted to LLM programs at the University of Edinburgh as well as Leiden University and I am currently very unsure which uni to choose.

On the one hand, it feels odd to go to Scotland just when Brexit is about to happen. On the other hand, it could be a great opportunity to really get inside views on everything regarding the Brexit. Edinburgh’s program seems much more varied, while Leiden’s courses seem a bit general.

I was wondering which school would be better in terms of being in my CV if I either stay in continental Europe, or if I try to get work in London or Dublin.

Thanks so much for any opinions!

Jo

Hi all,

I have been accepted to LLM programs at the University of Edinburgh as well as Leiden University and I am currently very unsure which uni to choose.

On the one hand, it feels odd to go to Scotland just when Brexit is about to happen. On the other hand, it could be a great opportunity to really get inside views on everything regarding the Brexit. Edinburgh’s program seems much more varied, while Leiden’s courses seem a bit general.

I was wondering which school would be better in terms of being in my CV if I either stay in continental Europe, or if I try to get work in London or Dublin.

Thanks so much for any opinions!

Jo
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I think it would all come down to the curriculum on offer at each school, and which one interests you more.

Neither have an edge for EU law. I don't think Brexit will have much of an effect on your studies: I know many people who have gone / are going to study EU Law to study EU Law at KCL and Cambridge, which are great schools for this topic.

In terms of reputation, Edinburgh is generally considered the stronger school. But when comparing UK and continental schools at this level, it can be a bit like comparing apples to oranges. Look at the alumni networks for each school and see how they align with the firms / organizations where you want to work.

I think it would all come down to the curriculum on offer at each school, and which one interests you more.

Neither have an edge for EU law. I don't think Brexit will have much of an effect on your studies: I know many people who have gone / are going to study EU Law to study EU Law at KCL and Cambridge, which are great schools for this topic.

In terms of reputation, Edinburgh is generally considered the stronger school. But when comparing UK and continental schools at this level, it can be a bit like comparing apples to oranges. Look at the alumni networks for each school and see how they align with the firms / organizations where you want to work.
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