Need your advice to choose among universities


Hi, everybody. I need your advice for choosing among LLM programmes that I have been accepted. I have been accepted to
Central European University-International Business Law, Stockholm University- International Commercial Arbitration Law,
University of Durham (UK)- International Commercial and Trade Law
and University of Amsterdam-International and European Law
Any comments about these universities and programmes will be very useful for me. Thanks in advance.
Best wishes,
AzeriLawyer

Hi, everybody. I need your advice for choosing among LLM programmes that I have been accepted. I have been accepted to
Central European University-International Business Law, Stockholm University- International Commercial Arbitration Law,
University of Durham (UK)- International Commercial and Trade Law
and University of Amsterdam-International and European Law
Any comments about these universities and programmes will be very useful for me. Thanks in advance.
Best wishes,
AzeriLawyer
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giovannig

I attended Durham LL.M. last year.
I loved that so much, u have no idea.
The staff is extremely friendly and professional.
The place is amazing. According to someone is a small town.
Maybe it's, but istill u can have loads of fun there...maybe also more since u get to know wveryone....and if it's not eenough...Newcastle is 20 mins by train.

I attended Durham LL.M. last year.
I loved that so much, u have no idea.
The staff is extremely friendly and professional.
The place is amazing. According to someone is a small town.
Maybe it's, but istill u can have loads of fun there...maybe also more since u get to know wveryone....and if it's not eenough...Newcastle is 20 mins by train.
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veterok

If I were you I would chose Durham. I don't know about your country, but in Russia in terms of employment British LLM is more preferable than an LLM from any other European country. Besides, UK is a common law country and their LLM will give you an insight to a common law system.

I myself turned down an offer of Central European University and a full scholarship two years ago. After talking to people who went there I realized CEU will not give me what I want (in terms of knowledge and new carreer opportunities). By saying knowledge I mean common law again. As far as I know CEU courses concentate mainly on European law. It will boost your English of course and you will spend an exciting year. And it will enable you to get into a good US school afterwards. But after CEU you might need to go for another LLM to US, after Durham there will be no need.
By the way, I never regretted my choice about CEU. I received another year of working experience instead and this year was granted a full shcolarship from GW law school (US).

If I were you I would chose Durham. I don't know about your country, but in Russia in terms of employment British LLM is more preferable than an LLM from any other European country. Besides, UK is a common law country and their LLM will give you an insight to a common law system.

I myself turned down an offer of Central European University and a full scholarship two years ago. After talking to people who went there I realized CEU will not give me what I want (in terms of knowledge and new carreer opportunities). By saying knowledge I mean common law again. As far as I know CEU courses concentate mainly on European law. It will boost your English of course and you will spend an exciting year. And it will enable you to get into a good US school afterwards. But after CEU you might need to go for another LLM to US, after Durham there will be no need.
By the way, I never regretted my choice about CEU. I received another year of working experience instead and this year was granted a full shcolarship from GW law school (US).
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Corina

Veterok, congratulations on receiving a GW scholarship! So, you are not going to Columbia any more? Too expensive?

Veterok, congratulations on receiving a GW scholarship! So, you are not going to Columbia any more? Too expensive?
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lunianil

Go for Durham.,.another vote for it!!!

Go for Durham.,.another vote for it!!!
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AJ

I know for a fact that the Masters Program in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University is really good. It is the only program of its kind where you get to learn all that is there to learn about International Arbitration. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the program emphasis on the skills required to effectively argue cases in an arbitration setup. However, I would advice you take up this program only if you are sure about International Arbitration as your area of specialization.

I too have been admitted and will most definitely attend this program, as I am dead serious about International Arbitration :-))

Cheers,
AJ.

I know for a fact that the Masters Program in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University is really good. It is the only program of its kind where you get to learn all that is there to learn about International Arbitration. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the program emphasis on the skills required to effectively argue cases in an arbitration setup. However, I would advice you take up this program only if you are sure about International Arbitration as your area of specialization.

I too have been admitted and will most definitely attend this program, as I am dead serious about International Arbitration :-))

Cheers,
AJ.
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Hi everybody,
Thank you for your information. I thought that Durham is the best option and after posts of giovannig, veterok and lunianil I am sure about this. But I can go to Durham only if I will get a scholarship. Because I have not enough financial resources. Also there is a chance to get a scholarship from the Univ. of Amsterdem. But CEU has already offered Partial Fellowship and I have confirmed my place.
Veterok, congratulations for the GW. I am from Azerbaijan and in our country CEU has a good reputation, maybe not as a UK university. But its alumni can find good jobs and they advise others to go there.
AJ, I decided not to go to Stockholm. I wish you success in your studies.
Best wishes,
AzeriLawyer

Hi everybody,
Thank you for your information. I thought that Durham is the best option and after posts of giovannig, veterok and lunianil I am sure about this. But I can go to Durham only if I will get a scholarship. Because I have not enough financial resources. Also there is a chance to get a scholarship from the Univ. of Amsterdem. But CEU has already offered Partial Fellowship and I have confirmed my place.
Veterok, congratulations for the GW. I am from Azerbaijan and in our country CEU has a good reputation, maybe not as a UK university. But its alumni can find good jobs and they advise others to go there.
AJ, I decided not to go to Stockholm. I wish you success in your studies.
Best wishes,
AzeriLawyer
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veterok

Veterok, congratulations on receiving a GW scholarship! So, you are not going to Columbia any more? Too expensive?


Corina, Thanks. I was considering GW very seriously but since already obtained deferral from Columbia was more likely to wait for a year and go there after saving some money. However, I received Muskie scholarship few weeks ago, which will cover not only tuition fee but all my living expenses. I chose to go to the US under Muskie and am currently anxiously waiting to find out about my placement in the US. If you are interested, I can tell you where I end up studying.

<blockquote>Veterok, congratulations on receiving a GW scholarship! So, you are not going to Columbia any more? Too expensive? </blockquote>

Corina, Thanks. I was considering GW very seriously but since already obtained deferral from Columbia was more likely to wait for a year and go there after saving some money. However, I received Muskie scholarship few weeks ago, which will cover not only tuition fee but all my living expenses. I chose to go to the US under Muskie and am currently anxiously waiting to find out about my placement in the US. If you are interested, I can tell you where I end up studying.
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Corina

Veterok, I read on another thread that you got placement in Duke. That's great! I tried Muskie last year, but I wasn't that lucky. I thought that in the Muskie program are engaged US universities of a bit "lower" level, but Duke is definitely good, at least that's the idea I've got of it. Good luck!!!

Veterok, I read on another thread that you got placement in Duke. That's great! I tried Muskie last year, but I wasn't that lucky. I thought that in the Muskie program are engaged US universities of a bit "lower" level, but Duke is definitely good, at least that's the idea I've got of it. Good luck!!!
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veterok

Hi, Corina.
Regarding Muskie placement, it's pure luck. But yes, law placement in usually made at a second tier law schools but some finalists get placed in top schools like Duke, Michigan and even Columbia (for ex. Georgia's president, Saakashvili studied law in Columbia under Muskie program).

Hi, Corina.
Regarding Muskie placement, it's pure luck. But yes, law placement in usually made at a second tier law schools but some finalists get placed in top schools like Duke, Michigan and even Columbia (for ex. Georgia's president, Saakashvili studied law in Columbia under Muskie program).
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Nurlan

hi all,

I am just wandering is there a full scholarship available for an LLM in Arbitration Law at Stochkolom University? there various programs which are eligable for scholarships under various schemes but I could not find any information about this particular program. is anyone studying there at the moment?

kindest regards,
Nurlan

hi all,

I am just wandering is there a full scholarship available for an LLM in Arbitration Law at Stochkolom University? there various programs which are eligable for scholarships under various schemes but I could not find any information about this particular program. is anyone studying there at the moment?

kindest regards,
Nurlan
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AJ

Education is free in Sweden so you only have to meet your living expenses. As for scholarships, Swedish Institute provides a few scholarships but the application deadlines for programs (Arbitration LLM included) beginning this fall have already passed.

Education is free in Sweden so you only have to meet your living expenses. As for scholarships, Swedish Institute provides a few scholarships but the application deadlines for programs (Arbitration LLM included) beginning this fall have already passed.
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Nurlan

Thanks Azerilawyer. I am also from Azerbaijan. I am studying in UK but interested in commercial arbitration. are you studying in the LLM in commercial arbitration program?

nurlan

Thanks Azerilawyer. I am also from Azerbaijan. I am studying in UK but interested in commercial arbitration. are you studying in the LLM in commercial arbitration program?

nurlan
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Hi Nurlan,
As AJ stated Swedish Institute awards full scholarships covering all living expenses and health insurance. And the education is free of charge. But you can apply for the next year.
I am last year student of BDU and from August I will study International Business Law at the CEU. (Inshallah)
I think the LLM Programme of Stockholm is the best in arbitration field.
Best wishes,
AzeriLawyer
P.S. The previous post was submitted by AJ, not me.

Hi Nurlan,
As AJ stated Swedish Institute awards full scholarships covering all living expenses and health insurance. And the education is free of charge. But you can apply for the next year.
I am last year student of BDU and from August I will study International Business Law at the CEU. (Inshallah)
I think the LLM Programme of Stockholm is the best in arbitration field.
Best wishes,
AzeriLawyer
P.S. The previous post was submitted by AJ, not me.
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Nurlan

hi.

yes I see. sorry. thanks AJ.

Azerilawyer, I think you made a good choice to study at CEU. two years ago I studied there in the Human Rights program. there are well-known professors in the business program and close Azeri community. i am sure you will enjoy you time at Budapest.

kindest regards,
Nurlan

hi.

yes I see. sorry. thanks AJ.

Azerilawyer, I think you made a good choice to study at CEU. two years ago I studied there in the Human Rights program. there are well-known professors in the business program and close Azeri community. i am sure you will enjoy you time at Budapest.

kindest regards,
Nurlan
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