LLM in International Law at the Graduate Institute


ScottPW

Anyone else applying to the LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute?

Anyone else applying to the LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute?
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Philemona

Yes, I do!

Yes, I do!
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I am too.

I am too.
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Intlawllm

I did :) anyone received any news about the application?

I did :) anyone received any news about the application?
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I did :) anyone received any news about the application?


I haven't.  Based on last year's discussion board, I would expect them to send out interview invitations any day now.

[quote]I did :) anyone received any news about the application? [/quote]<br><br>I haven't.&nbsp; Based on last year's discussion board, I would expect them to send out interview invitations any day now.
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Hi, I applied on Dec 2 and just got the invitation to interview. 
Any idea what the interview is about ? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks :) 

[Edited by bleakmidwinter on Feb 04, 2021]

Hi, I applied on Dec 2 and just got the invitation to interview.&nbsp;<br>Any idea what the interview is about ? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.&nbsp;<br>Thanks :)&nbsp;
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Just got my interview invitation too.  Not really sure what to expect though.  I don't imagine it will be very in-depth given the brevity (15 minutes).

Just got my interview invitation too.&nbsp; Not really sure what to expect though.&nbsp; I don't imagine it will be very in-depth given the brevity (15 minutes).
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Intlawllm

Yes, I also got the invitation. I really don't know how it will be structured. Hopefully someone will share with us some tips :) do you know which is the admission rate?

Yes, I also got the invitation. I really don't know how it will be structured. Hopefully someone will share with us some tips :) do you know which is the admission rate?
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do you know which is the admission rate?

Based on the LLM-Guide Application Tracker, pretty high (1 rejected, 15 admitted over the past 3 cycles).  Of course there is a response and participation bias.

[Edited by Michael2828 on Feb 05, 2021]

[quote]do you know which is the admission rate? [/quote]<br>Based on the LLM-Guide Application Tracker, pretty high (1 rejected, 15 admitted over the past 3 cycles).&nbsp; Of course there is a response and participation bias.
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NepAtty

Hey folks,
Tuning in to help people who are in the same foot as I were in, last year! 1f642
So, the interview will be mostly of ~10-15 minutes. 3 people (the LLM program manager (who is usually a PhD student at the IHEID doing on-campus work), and two of their colleagues (both of whom as far as I can meekly remember are PhD students, too)).
The program manager will start, introducing themselves and their co-interviewers.
They'll ask around 3-4 questions.
First: Introduce yourself, tell us about your background, and about why you have applied to the IHEID stuffs.
Second: What encouraged you to apply to IHEID, why IHEID sorta question.
Third (maybe - if you'll give too short answers, or if you'll say something fishy or interesting, they'll ask this): They'll prolly catch a point from your answers and ask "ah, so why is that.... bla bla bla", mostly giving you a chance to elaborate further!
Fourth: what are your post-LLM career goals (my advice would be to state both short and long terms goals).
Fifth: They'll say, "Is there anything that you would want us to ask?" I was dumbfounded, and ended up asking "ahh, is there a way to know if I will get selected or not?" and they all smiled and looked at each other, and replied, you'll have to wait until the middle/end (idr) of March! 1f604
And then the interview ended (last year it was on skype, before zoom-terrorism really came in, haha).
I guess they'll give you a week's time to schedule the interview.
The results came in all at once I guess, on the 3rd of March. (wait, some in the app tracker have mentioned that theirs' came on the 5th of March, too)!
The scholarship decisions will take anywhere between a day and a fortnight to arrive. If you're rejected, they'd get back to you earlier. If not, they'll take longer (is what I felt).
Advice: Chill out, folks! 1f6031f609 They (the interviewers) are all of your age, and know what you are going through during the tedious grad school application process! You guys will be fine. 1f642
Good luck to everyone! 1f44d1f64f1f64c

Hey folks,<br>Tuning in to help people who are in the same foot as I were in, last year!&nbsp;:slightly-smiling-face:<br>So, the interview will be mostly of ~10-15 minutes. 3 people (the LLM program manager (who is usually a PhD student at the IHEID doing on-campus work), and two of their colleagues (both of whom as far as I can meekly remember are PhD students, too)).<br>The program manager will start, introducing themselves and their co-interviewers.<br>They'll ask around 3-4 questions.<br>First: Introduce yourself, tell us about your background, and about why you have applied to the IHEID stuffs.<br>Second: What encouraged you to apply to IHEID, why IHEID sorta question.<br>Third (maybe - if you'll give too short answers, or if you'll say something fishy or interesting, they'll ask this): They'll prolly catch a point from your answers and ask "ah, so why is that.... bla bla bla", mostly giving you a chance to elaborate further!<br>Fourth: what are your post-LLM career goals (my advice would be to state both short and long terms goals).<br>Fifth: They'll say, "Is there anything that you would want us to ask?" I was dumbfounded, and ended up asking "ahh, is there a way to know if I will get selected or not?" and they all smiled and looked at each other, and replied, you'll have to wait until the middle/end (idr) of March!&nbsp;:smile:<br>And then the interview ended (last year it was on skype, before zoom-terrorism really came in, haha).<br>I guess they'll give you a week's time to schedule the interview.<br>The results came in all at once I guess, on the 3rd of March. (wait, some in the app tracker have mentioned that theirs' came on the 5th of March, too)!<br>The scholarship decisions will take anywhere between a day and a fortnight to arrive. If you're rejected, they'd get back to you earlier. If not, they'll take longer (is what I felt).<br>Advice: Chill out, folks!&nbsp;:smiley::wink:&nbsp;They (the interviewers) are all of your age, and know what you are going through during the tedious grad school application process! You guys will be fine.&nbsp;:slightly-smiling-face:<br>Good luck to everyone!&nbsp;:thumbsup::pray::raised-hands:
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Intlawllm

Hey folks,
Tuning in to help people who are in the same foot as I were in, last year! 1f642
So, the interview will be mostly of ~10-15 minutes. 3 people (the LLM program manager (who is usually a PhD student at the IHEID doing on-campus work), and two of their colleagues (both of whom as far as I can meekly remember are PhD students, too)).
The program manager will start, introducing themselves and their co-interviewers.
They'll ask around 3-4 questions.
First: Introduce yourself, tell us about your background, and about why you have applied to the IHEID stuffs.
Second: What encouraged you to apply to IHEID, why IHEID sorta question.
Third (maybe - if you'll give too short answers, or if you'll say something fishy or interesting, they'll ask this): They'll prolly catch a point from your answers and ask "ah, so why is that.... bla bla bla", mostly giving you a chance to elaborate further!
Fourth: what are your post-LLM career goals (my advice would be to state both short and long terms goals).
Fifth: They'll say, "Is there anything that you would want us to ask?" I was dumbfounded, and ended up asking "ahh, is there a way to know if I will get selected or not?" and they all smiled and looked at each other, and replied, you'll have to wait until the middle/end (idr) of March! 1f604
And then the interview ended (last year it was on skype, before zoom-terrorism really came in, haha).
I guess they'll give you a week's time to schedule the interview.
The results came in all at once I guess, on the 3rd of March. (wait, some in the app tracker have mentioned that theirs' came on the 5th of March, too)!
The scholarship decisions will take anywhere between a day and a fortnight to arrive. If you're rejected, they'd get back to you earlier. If not, they'll take longer (is what I felt).
Advice: Chill out, folks! 1f6031f609 They (the interviewers) are all of your age, and know what you are going through during the tedious grad school application process! You guys will be fine. 1f642
Good luck to everyone! 1f44d1f64f1f64c


Thank you so much for all the precious info :) I am glad to know that the interview is more about motivation! And with regard to your experience, how do you like the program? Does it reflect your expectations? Thank you so much :)

[quote]Hey folks,<br>Tuning in to help people who are in the same foot as I were in, last year!&nbsp;:slightly-smiling-face:<br>So, the interview will be mostly of ~10-15 minutes. 3 people (the LLM program manager (who is usually a PhD student at the IHEID doing on-campus work), and two of their colleagues (both of whom as far as I can meekly remember are PhD students, too)).<br>The program manager will start, introducing themselves and their co-interviewers.<br>They'll ask around 3-4 questions.<br>First: Introduce yourself, tell us about your background, and about why you have applied to the IHEID stuffs.<br>Second: What encouraged you to apply to IHEID, why IHEID sorta question.<br>Third (maybe - if you'll give too short answers, or if you'll say something fishy or interesting, they'll ask this): They'll prolly catch a point from your answers and ask "ah, so why is that.... bla bla bla", mostly giving you a chance to elaborate further!<br>Fourth: what are your post-LLM career goals (my advice would be to state both short and long terms goals).<br>Fifth: They'll say, "Is there anything that you would want us to ask?" I was dumbfounded, and ended up asking "ahh, is there a way to know if I will get selected or not?" and they all smiled and looked at each other, and replied, you'll have to wait until the middle/end (idr) of March!&nbsp;:smile:<br>And then the interview ended (last year it was on skype, before zoom-terrorism really came in, haha).<br>I guess they'll give you a week's time to schedule the interview.<br>The results came in all at once I guess, on the 3rd of March. (wait, some in the app tracker have mentioned that theirs' came on the 5th of March, too)!<br>The scholarship decisions will take anywhere between a day and a fortnight to arrive. If you're rejected, they'd get back to you earlier. If not, they'll take longer (is what I felt).<br>Advice: Chill out, folks!&nbsp;:smiley::wink:&nbsp;They (the interviewers) are all of your age, and know what you are going through during the tedious grad school application process! You guys will be fine.&nbsp;:slightly-smiling-face:<br>Good luck to everyone!&nbsp;:thumbsup::pray::raised-hands: [/quote]<br><br>Thank you so much for all the precious info :) I am glad to know that the interview is more about motivation! And with regard to your experience, how do you like the program? Does it reflect your expectations? Thank you so much :)
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Philemona

Yes, I also got the invitation. I really don't know how it will be structured. Hopefully someone will share with us some tips :) do you know which is the admission rate?
I also got the interview invitation! 1f642 Good luck everyone!

[quote]Yes, I also got the invitation. I really don't know how it will be structured. Hopefully someone will share with us some tips :) do you know which is the admission rate? [/quote] I also got the interview invitation!&nbsp;:slightly-smiling-face:&nbsp;Good luck everyone!
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NepAtty

Thank you so much for all the precious info :) I am glad to know that the interview is more about motivation! And with regard to your experience, how do you like the program? Does it reflect your expectations? Thank you so much :)

Hey,
Many thanks for your kind note. Um no, I didn't enroll at the IHEID, was only accepted. I came to Michigan, in the U.S.
The IHEID's program looks great for sure. Another unsolicited advice (haha) would be to contact them and ask about their career planning office/service, and if they will help you find an internship/job like U.S. law schools do!
Good luck :)

Thank you so much for all the precious info :) I am glad to know that the interview is more about motivation! And with regard to your experience, how do you like the program? Does it reflect your expectations? Thank you so much :) [/quote]<br><br>Hey,<br>Many thanks for your kind note. Um no, I didn't enroll at the IHEID, was only accepted. I came to Michigan, in the U.S.<br>The IHEID's program looks great for sure. Another unsolicited advice (haha) would be to contact them and ask about their career planning office/service, and if they will help you find an internship/job like U.S. law schools do!<br>Good luck :)
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llmappli

Should we use the zoom link sent by email or the google meet link sent by the interviewer?

Should we use the zoom link sent by email or the google meet link sent by the interviewer?
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Should we use the zoom link sent by email or the google meet link sent by the interviewer?


I've just received an email from the interviewer: use the zoom link guys!

[Edited by Sara Canduzzi on Feb 09, 2021]

[quote]Should we use the zoom link sent by email or the google meet link sent by the interviewer? [/quote]<br><br>I've just received an email from the interviewer: use the zoom link guys!
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Intlawllm

Thank you so much for all the precious info :) I am glad to know that the interview is more about motivation! And with regard to your experience, how do you like the program? Does it reflect your expectations? Thank you so much :)


Hey,
Many thanks for your kind note. Um no, I didn't enroll at the IHEID, was only accepted. I came to Michigan, in the U.S.
The IHEID's program looks great for sure. Another unsolicited advice (haha) would be to contact them and ask about their career planning office/service, and if they will help you find an internship/job like U.S. law schools do!
Good luck :)

I will definitely take that into account. 

Thank you very much! :)

[Edited by Intlawllm on Feb 11, 2021]

[quote]Thank you so much for all the precious info :) I am glad to know that the interview is more about motivation! And with regard to your experience, how do you like the program? Does it reflect your expectations? Thank you so much :) [/quote]<br><br>Hey,<br>Many thanks for your kind note. Um no, I didn't enroll at the IHEID, was only accepted. I came to Michigan, in the U.S.<br>The IHEID's program looks great for sure. Another unsolicited advice (haha) would be to contact them and ask about their career planning office/service, and if they will help you find an internship/job like U.S. law schools do!<br>Good luck :) [/quote]<br><br>I will definitely take that into account.&nbsp;<br><br>Thank you very much! :)<br><br>
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su07

Has anyone heard back from the admissions committee? 

Has anyone heard back from the admissions committee?&nbsp;
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Has anyone heard back from the admissions committee? 

They told me they are targeting the end of the month and "are aiming to send out the 'results' of the process by the beginning of March at the latest."


[Edited by Michael2828 on Feb 18, 2021]

[quote]Has anyone heard back from the admissions committee?&nbsp; [/quote]<br>They told me they are targeting the end of the month and "are aiming to send out the 'results' of the process by the beginning of March at the latest."<div><br>
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Intlawllm

Anyway how was your interview experience?

Anyway how was your interview experience?
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Philemona

Anyway how was your interview experience?
Good! They were very friendly and pretty straightforward. How about you guys?

[Edited by Philemona on Feb 26, 2021]

[quote]Anyway how was your interview experience? [/quote] Good! They were very friendly and pretty straightforward. How about you guys?
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