LLM Information Technology Law 2015 HELP!


hi everybody!
I'm planning to do a LLM in information technology Law and trying to find the best program in Europe considering 3 factors:
1. best program
2. fees
3. location
Since now I noticed LLM in TIlburg which seems good considering the price (1.900 euros) but I'm not so convinced about the town... Is it students friendly or it's boring at all? I'm asking just because the first time I've heard about this city is by searching for an LLM...anybody who did this master or lived there?
Other program I noticed was one in Strasbourg, which seems to have a very good program, and others in Edimburgh (9.000 pounds), Galway (6.000 euros), Dublin (8.950), Strathclyde (11.000). I'm not considering London just because of the very high fees.
Thank you in advance ... I hope somebody can help!
hi everybody!
I'm planning to do a LLM in information technology Law and trying to find the best program in Europe considering 3 factors:
1. best program
2. fees
3. location
Since now I noticed LLM in TIlburg which seems good considering the price (1.900 euros) but I'm not so convinced about the town... Is it students friendly or it's boring at all? I'm asking just because the first time I've heard about this city is by searching for an LLM...anybody who did this master or lived there?
Other program I noticed was one in Strasbourg, which seems to have a very good program, and others in Edimburgh (9.000 pounds), Galway (6.000 euros), Dublin (8.950), Strathclyde (11.000). I'm not considering London just because of the very high fees.
Thank you in advance ... I hope somebody can help!
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melisLLM
Hi :)
I am currently a master student at LLM Law and Technology in Tilburg. I hope I can help.

My thoughts about the program: This is it. This is what i was looking for. I honestly enjoy each of my classes. Course subjects and materials are very informing and interesting. Also, lecturers are experts in their subjects and the classes are almost never boring. If you decide to come here and luckily get admitted, I suggest you make sure to take Data Protection and Privacy class.

My thoughts about the town: I don't go out a lot in Tilburg, mainly because of the course load but I think Tilburg is an excellent city for students although it is a relatively small town. Location of the city is great: short train rides to main Dutch cities and also Belgium and Germany! Which means you can get out of the town if you ever get bored. I have been here for 4 months now, and I don't think it's boring. Would I be happier in Amsterdam? A big NO. Even if you don't like the parties in venues, there are house parties all the time.

I think what really matters is what you expect from a masters degree. If you want to focus on learning and getting the best out of it, and also have fun when you have the time, then you will enjoy it in here. But if you mainly want to have fun during your degree (party all the time etc.), then you are going to have a hard time passing the classes because you'll have to do a lot of reading if you come here.

You can always contact me if you have further questions.
Hi :)
I am currently a master student at LLM Law and Technology in Tilburg. I hope I can help.

My thoughts about the program: This is it. This is what i was looking for. I honestly enjoy each of my classes. Course subjects and materials are very informing and interesting. Also, lecturers are experts in their subjects and the classes are almost never boring. If you decide to come here and luckily get admitted, I suggest you make sure to take Data Protection and Privacy class.

My thoughts about the town: I don't go out a lot in Tilburg, mainly because of the course load but I think Tilburg is an excellent city for students although it is a relatively small town. Location of the city is great: short train rides to main Dutch cities and also Belgium and Germany! Which means you can get out of the town if you ever get bored. I have been here for 4 months now, and I don't think it's boring. Would I be happier in Amsterdam? A big NO. Even if you don't like the parties in venues, there are house parties all the time.

I think what really matters is what you expect from a masters degree. If you want to focus on learning and getting the best out of it, and also have fun when you have the time, then you will enjoy it in here. But if you mainly want to have fun during your degree (party all the time etc.), then you are going to have a hard time passing the classes because you'll have to do a lot of reading if you come here.

You can always contact me if you have further questions.
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IamTheLaw
Hi Giulettina,

Did you also consider this program? http://www.eulisp.de/the-llm-at-a-glance-overview.html

Spending 1 semester in Hannover and 1 semester in towns like Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brussels sounds pretty good!

@melisLLM

Thank you for the information. It is very helpful and I do much appreciate that you found time to share a little bit of your Tillburg experience.

Did you find any obstacles in the admission process? Such as previous LLM requirement or letter of recommendations? :)

Kind regards,
S
Hi Giulettina,

Did you also consider this program? http://www.eulisp.de/the-llm-at-a-glance-overview.html

Spending 1 semester in Hannover and 1 semester in towns like Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brussels sounds pretty good!

@melisLLM

Thank you for the information. It is very helpful and I do much appreciate that you found time to share a little bit of your Tillburg experience.

Did you find any obstacles in the admission process? Such as previous LLM requirement or letter of recommendations? :)

Kind regards,
S
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melisLLM
For the most part, the whole process was very smooth. Application is online, so that was a big relief for me since i applied on the last day of the deadline. The only time i had a problem during the application was my online application account had a problem in which i couldn't upload my files to the system. Which was not a big problem thanks to extremely helpful and friendly international affairs officers. I just sent an e-mail and they fixed the problem very quickly. They answer whatever question you have in mind and help you with everything. They even extended the deadline a little bit for my missing documents.

My overall experience with the application process: stress-free and positive.

About the requirements: the program didn't require any previous LLMs or letter of recommendations. If you have a bachelor degree in law and a minimum score of 90 from TOEFL (they also accept IELTS but i don't know the minimum score required), then you are good to apply. In addition to my passport copy, diploma and transcript, I only prepared a motivation letter and updated my CV. No letter of recommendations were required, and I didn't send one.

My positive experience with the application procedure was one of the reasons why I came here actually.They made me feel at home long before I came here.
For the most part, the whole process was very smooth. Application is online, so that was a big relief for me since i applied on the last day of the deadline. The only time i had a problem during the application was my online application account had a problem in which i couldn't upload my files to the system. Which was not a big problem thanks to extremely helpful and friendly international affairs officers. I just sent an e-mail and they fixed the problem very quickly. They answer whatever question you have in mind and help you with everything. They even extended the deadline a little bit for my missing documents.

My overall experience with the application process: stress-free and positive.

About the requirements: the program didn't require any previous LLMs or letter of recommendations. If you have a bachelor degree in law and a minimum score of 90 from TOEFL (they also accept IELTS but i don't know the minimum score required), then you are good to apply. In addition to my passport copy, diploma and transcript, I only prepared a motivation letter and updated my CV. No letter of recommendations were required, and I didn't send one.

My positive experience with the application procedure was one of the reasons why I came here actually.They made me feel at home long before I came here.
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IamTheLaw
Thank you a lot melisLLM.

I only wish there were more people like you on the forum, not just viewers that only gather information and do not share any of it...

This thread has around 1200 views/viewers, but only 3 actors. What they do not know is that working as a team and sharing information brings benefits to all of us rather than just gathering information and keeping it safe.

But then again, the "everyone for himself" people will sure find themselves in trouble when they work for a law firm/enterprise where discussions and sharing of ideas/information are a top priority. Good luck when you hit that wall! :)

In another train of thoughts, thank you again melisLLM. In terms of fun, you can always go and support the local footbal team -> Willem Tillburg :)
Thank you a lot melisLLM.

I only wish there were more people like you on the forum, not just viewers that only gather information and do not share any of it...

This thread has around 1200 views/viewers, but only 3 actors. What they do not know is that working as a team and sharing information brings benefits to all of us rather than just gathering information and keeping it safe.

But then again, the "everyone for himself" people will sure find themselves in trouble when they work for a law firm/enterprise where discussions and sharing of ideas/information are a top priority. Good luck when you hit that wall! :)

In another train of thoughts, thank you again melisLLM. In terms of fun, you can always go and support the local footbal team -> Willem Tillburg :)
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Kalev
Hello, I have shared my impressions so far being a LL.M. Law and Technology student at Tilburg University in a few other threads. You can check them under the list of my board posts on my profile so I don't have to post the same information all over again. If you have any other questions, just let me know.
Hello, I have shared my impressions so far being a LL.M. Law and Technology student at Tilburg University in a few other threads. You can check them under the list of my board posts on my profile so I don't have to post the same information all over again. If you have any other questions, just let me know.
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@MelisLLM and @Kalev
Thank for your answers! I appreciate the fact you guys find a moment to share your opinions about the program in Tilburg! On the contrary I can't find anybody from LLM in IP and ICT Law in KU Leuven at Brussels, which my other favourite program...
By the way, I am going to apply today in TIlburg :) but I have a few more questions.
Do you guys had already a master's degree before starting LLM in Tilburg? I mean, is this LLM like and advanced one, ore do you think it's more general?
How many people are you in class? And is it possibile to work during program (in both meaning: find a job in Netherlands even if you're not local, and considering classes and commitment).
Thank you all again!

@IamtheLaw
Hi, yes I considered EULISP, I sent e.mails to them and to KULeven but nobody's answering!!!
@MelisLLM and @Kalev
Thank for your answers! I appreciate the fact you guys find a moment to share your opinions about the program in Tilburg! On the contrary I can't find anybody from LLM in IP and ICT Law in KU Leuven at Brussels, which my other favourite program...
By the way, I am going to apply today in TIlburg :) but I have a few more questions.
Do you guys had already a master's degree before starting LLM in Tilburg? I mean, is this LLM like and advanced one, ore do you think it's more general?
How many people are you in class? And is it possibile to work during program (in both meaning: find a job in Netherlands even if you're not local, and considering classes and commitment).
Thank you all again!

@IamtheLaw
Hi, yes I considered EULISP, I sent e.mails to them and to KULeven but nobody's answering!!!
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Kalev
I already had a LL.M. degree before starting this programme. I don't think it's general, from my point of view it is quite specialised and narrowed down. Of course, it is expected to build upon one's existing knowledge of law but you definitely won't be rehearsing the legal basics once again. There are currently approximately 60 people in our course.
I myself, I am not working. As far as I know, there are enough options for non-Dutch speakers, some agencies are specialised in this and I also suppose that the university's Career Centre could provide you with some additional guidance. Surely it depends on how well you're able to organise your time but I think a part-time job with a flexible schedule (so you dont have to skip your classes) should be ok.
I already had a LL.M. degree before starting this programme. I don't think it's general, from my point of view it is quite specialised and narrowed down. Of course, it is expected to build upon one's existing knowledge of law but you definitely won't be rehearsing the legal basics once again. There are currently approximately 60 people in our course.
I myself, I am not working. As far as I know, there are enough options for non-Dutch speakers, some agencies are specialised in this and I also suppose that the university's Career Centre could provide you with some additional guidance. Surely it depends on how well you're able to organise your time but I think a part-time job with a flexible schedule (so you don’t have to skip your classes) should be ok.
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Pablo Vera
I have been accepted in this programme! Anyone else?
I have been accepted in this programme! Anyone else?
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