GDL or LLM?


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Hi,

I currently work in a legal department at one of the world's leading academic and science publishers, predominantly working with IP, copyright and image rights and licencing, both in the UK and globally, and contracts. I am looking at continuing my training and would like some advice on how to proceed.

I have a 2:1 BA (Hons) English Literature with English Language and Communications and a distinction in MA Publishing (getting top grades in my legal module), and experience as above with media/IP law. So, I am looking at my options: I am eligible to apply to do an LLM at several universities, as long as I choose modules that fit my experience (which I would anyway as I want to continue in this area).

However, I am considering making the jump into the legal profession as my next career move. Would doing an LLM help me on the path to becoming a media/IP lawyer? Or do I have to do the GDL/CPE anyway?

Thanks!
E
Hi,

I currently work in a legal department at one of the world's leading academic and science publishers, predominantly working with IP, copyright and image rights and licencing, both in the UK and globally, and contracts. I am looking at continuing my training and would like some advice on how to proceed.

I have a 2:1 BA (Hons) English Literature with English Language and Communications and a distinction in MA Publishing (getting top grades in my legal module), and experience as above with media/IP law. So, I am looking at my options: I am eligible to apply to do an LLM at several universities, as long as I choose modules that fit my experience (which I would anyway as I want to continue in this area).

However, I am considering making the jump into the legal profession as my next career move. Would doing an LLM help me on the path to becoming a media/IP lawyer? Or do I have to do the GDL/CPE anyway?

Thanks!
E
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Please let me know what you come up with. I also want to pursue my LLMbut I am not sure whether to go for GDL first, as I have BSC in Civil engineering and MBA?
Please let me know what you come up with. I also want to pursue my LLMbut I am not sure whether to go for GDL first, as I have BSC in Civil engineering and MBA?
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Some good discussion on this here:

https://llm-guide.com/board/uk-ireland/gdl-or-llm-48893

Somebody from City weighed in, saying that if you want to work in an English law firm, do a GDL and do a training contract. If you're less sure about what you want to do, or your career goals aren't as focused, then do an LLM instead. The thread is a bit old at this point so maybe contact the schools you are interested in directly, and see if they can help you make the decision.
Some good discussion on this here:

https://llm-guide.com/board/uk-ireland/gdl-or-llm-48893

Somebody from City weighed in, saying that if you want to work in an English law firm, do a GDL and do a training contract. If you're less sure about what you want to do, or your career goals aren't as focused, then do an LLM instead. The thread is a bit old at this point so maybe contact the schools you are interested in directly, and see if they can help you make the decision.
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