Warwick and ILF.... which one to go for?


LLM_LLM

Hi All! Though I am new to here, I hope to gather some opinions about the following issue.

I have applied and recently got accepted to the LLM Finance at the ILF Frankfurt (with scholarship) as well as the LLM (International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation) at Warwick (w/o scholarship). I understand the nature of the two programmes do vary and the decision rests with me on what I do expect from getting an LLM. However, I am a little bit confused at the present stage as to which one to choose. Would anyone please give me some advices on this issue, particularly in terms of teaching quality, reputation, prospects upon graduation etc.? Thanks a lot!

Hi All! Though I am new to here, I hope to gather some opinions about the following issue.

I have applied and recently got accepted to the LLM Finance at the ILF Frankfurt (with scholarship) as well as the LLM (International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation) at Warwick (w/o scholarship). I understand the nature of the two programmes do vary and the decision rests with me on what I do expect from getting an LLM. However, I am a little bit confused at the present stage as to which one to choose. Would anyone please give me some advices on this issue, particularly in terms of teaching quality, reputation, prospects upon graduation etc.? Thanks a lot!
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Hi, I did my LLM at the Europa-Institut in Germany (which was excellent) and I can't comment on ILF, but I did my undergrad at Warwick and it has an excellent reputation- you should check the subject-specific UK league tables- I believe that Warwick's business school is usually top!

Good luck with your choice!

Hi, I did my LLM at the Europa-Institut in Germany (which was excellent) and I can't comment on ILF, but I did my undergrad at Warwick and it has an excellent reputation- you should check the subject-specific UK league tables- I believe that Warwick's business school is usually top!

Good luck with your choice!
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LLM_LLM

Hi, I did my LLM at the Europa-Institut in Germany (which was excellent) and I can't comment on ILF, but I did my undergrad at Warwick and it has an excellent reputation- you should check the subject-specific UK league tables- I believe that Warwick's business school is usually top!

Good luck with your choice!


Hi mate, thanks for your advices!

Indeed, what I am in deep consideration at the moment is that, Warwick undoubtedly got its worldwide reputation in the area of commercial and corporate law, even at the postgraduate level. However, in terms of building professional contacts ILF seems to have created its edge over some other UK law schools through the incorporation into its LLM Finance curriculum a mandatory internship compoment, thereby enabling students to mingle with the law firms / banks. In my obversation, Warwick chiefly focuses on the theoretical learning of the law while the ILF puts its emphasis on hands-on training of practical skills. Should I opt for Warwick because of its highly-recognizable academic standing or the ILF taking advantage of its extensive internship opportunities? In other words, which is a more important factor when it comes to job-seeking, reputation of the school vs strength of professional contacts? Some people say that ILF is not as good as nor can it be compared at all to the UK law schools, is it true? If you were me, how would you choose?

It'd great if you can share with your advices again on this. Views from any others are also welcome!

<blockquote>Hi, I did my LLM at the Europa-Institut in Germany (which was excellent) and I can't comment on ILF, but I did my undergrad at Warwick and it has an excellent reputation- you should check the subject-specific UK league tables- I believe that Warwick's business school is usually top!

Good luck with your choice!</blockquote>

Hi mate, thanks for your advices!

Indeed, what I am in deep consideration at the moment is that, Warwick undoubtedly got its worldwide reputation in the area of commercial and corporate law, even at the postgraduate level. However, in terms of building professional contacts ILF seems to have created its edge over some other UK law schools through the incorporation into its LLM Finance curriculum a mandatory internship compoment, thereby enabling students to mingle with the law firms / banks. In my obversation, Warwick chiefly focuses on the theoretical learning of the law while the ILF puts its emphasis on hands-on training of practical skills. Should I opt for Warwick because of its highly-recognizable academic standing or the ILF taking advantage of its extensive internship opportunities? In other words, which is a more important factor when it comes to job-seeking, reputation of the school vs strength of professional contacts? Some people say that ILF is not as good as nor can it be compared at all to the UK law schools, is it true? If you were me, how would you choose?

It'd great if you can share with your advices again on this. Views from any others are also welcome!
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TiGGer

ILF!!! No doubt!
Contacts are in any case much more important than reputation. But even if u consider reputation as more important, ILF definetely can keep up with Warwick (actually I think its way ahead!). The University is great and Frankfurt is (besides London) the European financial centre...and what is Warwick? In addition, if you come from the UK, you should try to get an international aspect on your CV. So, go to a civil law country, in your case Germany (which by the way has truly excellent law schools which can easily keep up with UK's). Warwick is alright, but to my eyes cannot keep up with ILF.

ILF!!! No doubt!
Contacts are in any case much more important than reputation. But even if u consider reputation as more important, ILF definetely can keep up with Warwick (actually I think its way ahead!). The University is great and Frankfurt is (besides London) the European financial centre...and what is Warwick? In addition, if you come from the UK, you should try to get an international aspect on your CV. So, go to a civil law country, in your case Germany (which by the way has truly excellent law schools which can easily keep up with UK's). Warwick is alright, but to my eyes cannot keep up with ILF.
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LLM_LLM

ILF!!! No doubt!
Contacts are in any case much more important than reputation. But even if u consider reputation as more important, ILF definetely can keep up with Warwick (actually I think its way ahead!). The University is great and Frankfurt is (besides London) the European financial centre...and what is Warwick? In addition, if you come from the UK, you should try to get an international aspect on your CV. So, go to a civil law country, in your case Germany (which by the way has truly excellent law schools which can easily keep up with UK's). Warwick is alright, but to my eyes cannot keep up with ILF.


Hi Tigger =]
Feeling curious to ask, are you a former or a current student at the ILF?
As you said, Frankfurt as the European financial hub is located in Germany, which in fact is a civil law jurisdiction. To what extent, do you think what the ILF is going to teach the students can be compatible with the Anglo-american legal tradition and practice? I heard a lot of good things about the ILF (e.g. variety of courses on offer about the financial law, teaching quality of professors, strength of professional networking etc.), however regarding the possibility of landing jobs would the brand 'ILF' give students the advantage or make their CV look better than those with a postgrad degree in the UK law schools (other than Oxbridge, LSE etc. which are considered to be the top-tier schools). If that advantage does exist, would its applicability be geographically confined to Frankfurt but not the financial hubs in the rest of the world (say London, NYC, Hong Kong or Singapore)? Warwick seems to have its name, in my belief, at least in the common-law world, how about the ILF?

Can anyone who's a student at either of the schools share his / her views?

<blockquote>ILF!!! No doubt!
Contacts are in any case much more important than reputation. But even if u consider reputation as more important, ILF definetely can keep up with Warwick (actually I think its way ahead!). The University is great and Frankfurt is (besides London) the European financial centre...and what is Warwick? In addition, if you come from the UK, you should try to get an international aspect on your CV. So, go to a civil law country, in your case Germany (which by the way has truly excellent law schools which can easily keep up with UK's). Warwick is alright, but to my eyes cannot keep up with ILF.</blockquote>

Hi Tigger =]
Feeling curious to ask, are you a former or a current student at the ILF?
As you said, Frankfurt as the European financial hub is located in Germany, which in fact is a civil law jurisdiction. To what extent, do you think what the ILF is going to teach the students can be compatible with the Anglo-american legal tradition and practice? I heard a lot of good things about the ILF (e.g. variety of courses on offer about the financial law, teaching quality of professors, strength of professional networking etc.), however regarding the possibility of landing jobs would the brand 'ILF' give students the advantage or make their CV look better than those with a postgrad degree in the UK law schools (other than Oxbridge, LSE etc. which are considered to be the top-tier schools). If that advantage does exist, would its applicability be geographically confined to Frankfurt but not the financial hubs in the rest of the world (say London, NYC, Hong Kong or Singapore)? Warwick seems to have its name, in my belief, at least in the common-law world, how about the ILF?

Can anyone who's a student at either of the schools share his / her views?
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