LLM in Maritime Law 2010/11


keejoo

Nothing :(

Nothing :(
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jeanba

I have been rejected...I would like to find out why...So I definitely go to the UK...May be the LLM in maritime law at UCl...

I have been rejected...I would like to find out why...So I definitely go to the UK...May be the LLM in maritime law at UCl...
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keejoo

I have also been rejected, I feel dissapointed even though I knew I have few chanses, they haven't mantioned anything abt my second option which is PIL. l just emailed them to ask.
Anyone else been trought this? Do you guys think I can get into PIL if they denied LLM?
I haven't tried another university as I currently live in Oslo, with no intentions to move (yet).
Good luck to the rest of you :)

I have also been rejected, I feel dissapointed even though I knew I have few chanses, they haven't mantioned anything abt my second option which is PIL. l just emailed them to ask.
Anyone else been trought this? Do you guys think I can get into PIL if they denied LLM?
I haven't tried another university as I currently live in Oslo, with no intentions to move (yet).
Good luck to the rest of you :)
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jeanba

Keejoo,

I can tell you that I have been rejected although :

- I have a postgraduate(bachelor, master and Phd) in law and wrote during my studies several thesis one of which was 120 pages.
- I practised as an attorney for 8 years among them 5 years in the field of transportation law and maritime law!
- I am used to practising legal research.

I am as disappointed as you especially because, besides the LLM, I was really enthusiastic to go to Oslo and experience the scandinavian way of life.I went there once and I loved it. I intended to settle there with my wife after the LLM. However as far as I know, Oslo University has some quotas for students acceptance and may be a French lawyer is not among the quota this year.

I have been conditionally accepted at King's College and UCL and need to focus on these ones now.

Good luck for the future.

Keejoo,

I can tell you that I have been rejected although :

- I have a postgraduate(bachelor, master and Phd) in law and wrote during my studies several thesis one of which was 120 pages.
- I practised as an attorney for 8 years among them 5 years in the field of transportation law and maritime law!
- I am used to practising legal research.

I am as disappointed as you especially because, besides the LLM, I was really enthusiastic to go to Oslo and experience the scandinavian way of life.I went there once and I loved it. I intended to settle there with my wife after the LLM. However as far as I know, Oslo University has some quotas for students acceptance and may be a French lawyer is not among the quota this year.

I have been conditionally accepted at King's College and UCL and need to focus on these ones now.

Good luck for the future.
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keejoo

I feel like embarrased now, reading ur post, that I have been dissapointed ( I have a Bachelor degree in International Business Affairs- mainly trade). I am quite young and not very much experienced. Anyhow, I always said tht a bad thing at the moment, might turn into a great opportunity in future (now trying to keep a positive attitude).
You can appeal against their decision, it is obvious that they are subjective. Don't give up if you really want Oslo, you have strong arguments in your favor, and a big plus, you practiced law, so plead for yourself now!!!
As far as it concerns Norway...a short time spent here might be very subjective. With your field and experience you will most probably earn verrrry good, but you might dislike the coldness of people, beside the climate's one. But again, depends on each and every individual.
Maybe my rejection means that is time to make a step forward and leave towards a warmer place and people.
PS. I feel like im convincing myself of something :))

I feel like embarrased now, reading ur post, that I have been dissapointed ( I have a Bachelor degree in International Business Affairs- mainly trade). I am quite young and not very much experienced. Anyhow, I always said tht a bad thing at the moment, might turn into a great opportunity in future (now trying to keep a positive attitude).
You can appeal against their decision, it is obvious that they are subjective. Don't give up if you really want Oslo, you have strong arguments in your favor, and a big plus, you practiced law, so plead for yourself now!!!
As far as it concerns Norway...a short time spent here might be very subjective. With your field and experience you will most probably earn verrrry good, but you might dislike the coldness of people, beside the climate's one. But again, depends on each and every individual.
Maybe my rejection means that is time to make a step forward and leave towards a warmer place and people.
PS. I feel like im convincing myself of something :))
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Hi everyone. Can any alumni share their experiences from this program?

Hi everyone. Can any alumni share their experiences from this program?
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law-law

Dear all,

kindly like you to share some information about the LLM in Maritime Law at the Univ of Oslo. I have submitted my application by 1 December and hopefully I will get accepted. I will take up my LLM by self-financed. I got a full scholarship here in my country (East Timor/TImor-Leste).

How is the atmosphere at the univ? and teaching quality of the faculties?
I will be very pleased to get those infos from some current students or former students as well.

is there anyone from Asia or other part of the world who is planning to go to Oslo too? keep in touch please.

Best of luck

Dear all,

kindly like you to share some information about the LLM in Maritime Law at the Univ of Oslo. I have submitted my application by 1 December and hopefully I will get accepted. I will take up my LLM by self-financed. I got a full scholarship here in my country (East Timor/TImor-Leste).

How is the atmosphere at the univ? and teaching quality of the faculties?
I will be very pleased to get those infos from some current students or former students as well.

is there anyone from Asia or other part of the world who is planning to go to Oslo too? keep in touch please.

Best of luck
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Hi there Timor,

Sorry for my very late answer. I did the LLM program at the Scandinavian Institute for maritime law. There are some advantages and disadvantages about the LLM:

+ small classes (ca 20 people)
+ good study environment
+ good job perspectives in Norway (Scandinavia) if you know the language well.
- the llm is poor organised,
- focus on scandinavian maritime law although maritime law is mainly dominated by english law
- no practical approach at all. For your exam you basically need to know everything of your book by heart. If so, you will pass with a very good result. If you like more a practical approach of maritime law Oslo Univ is not at all a good choice.
- the lectures are not really contributing to what you read in your book.
Reading your study book is your daily task in the LLM. Don't expect anything useful from the lectures as they are a reiteration of the book.
- exam is only based on 2 questions. Papers/presentations do not count for your grade for example. The papers you write (one about EU law and 1 about a rather international subject) are thus not really relevant to the maritime law course and not graded.
- Norway is an expensive country. I spend ca 1400 $ a month (all inclusive)

lots of succes with your choice!

Hi there Timor,

Sorry for my very late answer. I did the LLM program at the Scandinavian Institute for maritime law. There are some advantages and disadvantages about the LLM:

+ small classes (ca 20 people)
+ good study environment
+ good job perspectives in Norway (Scandinavia) if you know the language well.
- the llm is poor organised,
- focus on scandinavian maritime law although maritime law is mainly dominated by english law
- no practical approach at all. For your exam you basically need to know everything of your book by heart. If so, you will pass with a very good result. If you like more a practical approach of maritime law Oslo Univ is not at all a good choice.
- the lectures are not really contributing to what you read in your book.
Reading your study book is your daily task in the LLM. Don't expect anything useful from the lectures as they are a reiteration of the book.
- exam is only based on 2 questions. Papers/presentations do not count for your grade for example. The papers you write (one about EU law and 1 about a rather international subject) are thus not really relevant to the maritime law course and not graded.
- Norway is an expensive country. I spend ca 1400 $ a month (all inclusive)

lots of succes with your choice!

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law-law

Hi Robert,

Many thanks for your willing to share your ideas and information. It sounds very informative and helpful for me. I basically have no idea at all about the teaching quality and its curriculum.

I am now waiting for the final result from the committee at the institute and it has to be issued by late of April. I hope to be admitted but if not, then I will consider some UK law schools. I would probably go to Aberdeen, Southampton. Anyway, my very first option is Oslo. Once again, thanks a lot, Robert.

For living expenses, yes indeed Oslo is a very expensive city and I will get my monthly stipend of NOK 10000. Is that enough for a decent life as an international student in Oslo?

If I may know, where are you from?

All the best,

Hi Robert,

Many thanks for your willing to share your ideas and information. It sounds very informative and helpful for me. I basically have no idea at all about the teaching quality and its curriculum.

I am now waiting for the final result from the committee at the institute and it has to be issued by late of April. I hope to be admitted but if not, then I will consider some UK law schools. I would probably go to Aberdeen, Southampton. Anyway, my very first option is Oslo. Once again, thanks a lot, Robert.

For living expenses, yes indeed Oslo is a very expensive city and I will get my monthly stipend of NOK 10000. Is that enough for a decent life as an international student in Oslo?

If I may know, where are you from?

All the best,

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