Leiden LLM Advanced- European and International Human Rights


anj-123
Hey all,

I just received an offer from Leiden for an LLM in European and International Human Rights Law and I would be grateful if someone could give me some insights as to the quality and characteristics of the course such as the size of the classes, the contact with individual professors (e.g. for references), the availability of internships or volunteering work during the masters, the availability and quality of teams for moot courts such as ELSA, and the possibility to pursue a PHD afterwards or getting employment in the human rights field.

I also hold an LLM offer from LSE which I am aware is generally higher ranked than Leiden, but I've gotten mixed reviews about in terms of the quality of teaching.

Thanks!
Hey all,

I just received an offer from Leiden for an LLM in European and International Human Rights Law and I would be grateful if someone could give me some insights as to the quality and characteristics of the course such as the size of the classes, the contact with individual professors (e.g. for references), the availability of internships or volunteering work during the masters, the availability and quality of teams for moot courts such as ELSA, and the possibility to pursue a PHD afterwards or getting employment in the human rights field.

I also hold an LLM offer from LSE which I am aware is generally higher ranked than Leiden, but I've gotten mixed reviews about in terms of the quality of teaching.

Thanks!
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Groningen actually has the top programmes for international law, including human rights law, in the Netherlands currently (Keuzegids Higher Education Guide 2017 - they do rankings of all masters programmes in the Netherlands). And at the ELSA Human Rights Moot Court competition this year, our team placed 4th. Most of our IHRL graduates end up working in IGOs, NGOs, Government, and academia. Our application deadline is June 1st so if you are still considering your options, feel free to send a direct message.

[Edited by Groningen_Law on May 04, 2017]

Groningen actually has the top programmes for international law, including human rights law, in the Netherlands currently (Keuzegids Higher Education Guide 2017 - they do rankings of all masters programmes in the Netherlands). And at the ELSA Human Rights Moot Court competition this year, our team placed 4th. Most of our IHRL graduates end up working in IGOs, NGOs, Government, and academia. Our application deadline is June 1st so if you are still considering your options, feel free to send a direct message.
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Hey!

I'm currently a student in the LLM in European and International Human Rights Law. The size of the classes is ideal. We are a group of 18 and we take all the courses together. It is perfect that is so small because it is more personalized and you develop closer relationships with the professors. At the same time it is very diverse. We are 18 from 16 different nationalities so there is a lot of different input and opinions that make the classes really constructive. Professors are always open to meet and chat with you; they are very open for references as well.

Internships or volunteer work during the masters may be found, but I don't recommend it, since the program is very intense (it is an Advanced masters). I would recommend for you to start the program and then decide whether it is possible for you to do an internship at the same time. Finally, as for the PHD pursuit or getting employment, I understand most of the people from last year were able to find really good positions after finishing the program.
Right now most of us just started the process of applying to places and some already have found jobs in their home countries, but having the Advanced LLM in your CV definitely helps!!

I don't know much about the LSE program but I highly recommend this one!!! Feel free to message me if you have more questions!!

Hey all,

I just received an offer from Leiden for an LLM in European and International Human Rights Law and I would be grateful if someone could give me some insights as to the quality and characteristics of the course such as the size of the classes, the contact with individual professors (e.g. for references), the availability of internships or volunteering work during the masters, the availability and quality of teams for moot courts such as ELSA, and the possibility to pursue a PHD afterwards or getting employment in the human rights field.

I also hold an LLM offer from LSE which I am aware is generally higher ranked than Leiden, but I've gotten mixed reviews about in terms of the quality of teaching.

Thanks!
Hey!

I'm currently a student in the LLM in European and International Human Rights Law. The size of the classes is ideal. We are a group of 18 and we take all the courses together. It is perfect that is so small because it is more personalized and you develop closer relationships with the professors. At the same time it is very diverse. We are 18 from 16 different nationalities so there is a lot of different input and opinions that make the classes really constructive. Professors are always open to meet and chat with you; they are very open for references as well.

Internships or volunteer work during the masters may be found, but I don't recommend it, since the program is very intense (it is an Advanced masters). I would recommend for you to start the program and then decide whether it is possible for you to do an internship at the same time. Finally, as for the PHD pursuit or getting employment, I understand most of the people from last year were able to find really good positions after finishing the program.
Right now most of us just started the process of applying to places and some already have found jobs in their home countries, but having the Advanced LLM in your CV definitely helps!!

I don't know much about the LSE program but I highly recommend this one!!! Feel free to message me if you have more questions!!

[quote]Hey all,

I just received an offer from Leiden for an LLM in European and International Human Rights Law and I would be grateful if someone could give me some insights as to the quality and characteristics of the course such as the size of the classes, the contact with individual professors (e.g. for references), the availability of internships or volunteering work during the masters, the availability and quality of teams for moot courts such as ELSA, and the possibility to pursue a PHD afterwards or getting employment in the human rights field.

I also hold an LLM offer from LSE which I am aware is generally higher ranked than Leiden, but I've gotten mixed reviews about in terms of the quality of teaching.

Thanks![/quote]
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luna_
Congratulations!

I'm waiting a reply from the same program and my status just changed to "sent to faculty" today. Do you remember how long it took for the decision after that point?

Hey all,

I just received an offer from Leiden for an LLM in European and International Human Rights Law and I would be grateful if someone could give me some insights as to the quality and characteristics of the course such as the size of the classes, the contact with individual professors (e.g. for references), the availability of internships or volunteering work during the masters, the availability and quality of teams for moot courts such as ELSA, and the possibility to pursue a PHD afterwards or getting employment in the human rights field.

I also hold an LLM offer from LSE which I am aware is generally higher ranked than Leiden, but I've gotten mixed reviews about in terms of the quality of teaching.

Thanks!
Congratulations!

I'm waiting a reply from the same program and my status just changed to "sent to faculty" today. Do you remember how long it took for the decision after that point?

[quote]Hey all,

I just received an offer from Leiden for an LLM in European and International Human Rights Law and I would be grateful if someone could give me some insights as to the quality and characteristics of the course such as the size of the classes, the contact with individual professors (e.g. for references), the availability of internships or volunteering work during the masters, the availability and quality of teams for moot courts such as ELSA, and the possibility to pursue a PHD afterwards or getting employment in the human rights field.

I also hold an LLM offer from LSE which I am aware is generally higher ranked than Leiden, but I've gotten mixed reviews about in terms of the quality of teaching.

Thanks![/quote]
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luna_
Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best!
Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best!
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GargiX
Congratulations!
I got an offer two days back as well, and the email stated they'll inform me about the next steps to take. I guess that'll be an acceptance to be signed, scanned, and sent by me. How long did it take for yours?
Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best!
Congratulations!
I got an offer two days back as well, and the email stated they'll inform me about the next steps to take. I guess that'll be an acceptance to be signed, scanned, and sent by me. How long did it take for yours?
[quote]Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best![/quote]
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luna_
Hi and congrats to you too:)
Exactly -there will be a form attached for you to sign and send back and some additional info (more like a guide on where to find the additional info though) I got mine after 6 days, so yours should be on its way.
Cheers!

Congratulations!
I got an offer two days back as well, and the email stated they'll inform me about the next steps to take. I guess that'll be an acceptance to be signed, scanned, and sent by me. How long did it take for yours?
Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best!
Hi and congrats to you too:)
Exactly -there will be a form attached for you to sign and send back and some additional info (more like a guide on where to find the additional info though) I got mine after 6 days, so yours should be on its way.
Cheers!

[quote]Congratulations!
I got an offer two days back as well, and the email stated they'll inform me about the next steps to take. I guess that'll be an acceptance to be signed, scanned, and sent by me. How long did it take for yours?
[quote]Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best![/quote][/quote]
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GargiX
Thanks, I got it after three days.

Hi and congrats to you too:)
Exactly -there will be a form attached for you to sign and send back and some additional info (more like a guide on where to find the additional info though) I got mine after 6 days, so yours should be on its way.
Cheers!

Congratulations!
I got an offer two days back as well, and the email stated they'll inform me about the next steps to take. I guess that'll be an acceptance to be signed, scanned, and sent by me. How long did it take for yours?
Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best!
Thanks, I got it after three days.

[quote]Hi and congrats to you too:)
Exactly -there will be a form attached for you to sign and send back and some additional info (more like a guide on where to find the additional info though) I got mine after 6 days, so yours should be on its way.
Cheers!

[quote]Congratulations!
I got an offer two days back as well, and the email stated they'll inform me about the next steps to take. I guess that'll be an acceptance to be signed, scanned, and sent by me. How long did it take for yours?
[quote]Thanks for the reply!
I actually got an offer later that day, and accepted it. I guess I'll meet you soon if you end up choosing Leiden:)
All the best![/quote][/quote][/quote]
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I have accepted my offer and paid the Housing Fees, Visa Fees, etc. to Leiden too for the same course, i.e, European Law and International Human Rights Law. Hoping to meet all of you in Leiden. Cheers :)
I have accepted my offer and paid the Housing Fees, Visa Fees, etc. to Leiden too for the same course, i.e, European Law and International Human Rights Law. Hoping to meet all of you in Leiden. Cheers :)
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