LLM and the holiday factor


Earl Grey
Hello,

some or probably most people who want to do an LLM have the intention to specialize in a specific field of law. My goal is a bit different:

I am considering applying for an LLM at a university in England, USA, Canada or Australia mainly to improve my English skills. I have been an associate at Austrian law firms for a while now and want to come back to Austria after this year, therefore bar exams or questionable rankings aren't that important to me. What really matters to law firms here is that the LLM is a) in English and b) not in Austria.

What I'm looking for is a good general LLM programme or a programme focusing in commercial/corporate or banking/finance which does also leave some time for leisure activities and travelling. Moreover, a university which offers students an idyllic campus and sport activities would be nice to have (I play(ed) golf and tennis). I always admired Americans for their campus universities, but can't really spare 40-50k $ only in student fees. Also, I'm not really looking for a university in a city like London or NYC, as it doesn't really support the "leisure" lifestyle I'm looking for I think.

Something else: As my focus lies in getting better in written and spoken English, I'm not really interested in an LLM where I sit in class with 20 other students from China who speak Mandarin the whole time (this shoudn't sound racist at all, but I guess you know what I mean). So taking classes together with LL.B./J.D. students would be a huge bonus. I heard this is often the case at US universities, but don't really know if it's the same in England or Australia?

What do you think of the University of Sydney (AU) or the University of Bristol School of Law (UK) LLM? Can you guys recommend some other unis for me to look into?

Thanks
Hello,

some or probably most people who want to do an LLM have the intention to specialize in a specific field of law. My goal is a bit different:

I am considering applying for an LLM at a university in England, USA, Canada or Australia mainly to improve my English skills. I have been an associate at Austrian law firms for a while now and want to come back to Austria after this year, therefore bar exams or questionable rankings aren't that important to me. What really matters to law firms here is that the LLM is a) in English and b) not in Austria.

What I'm looking for is a good general LLM programme or a programme focusing in commercial/corporate or banking/finance which does also leave some time for leisure activities and travelling. Moreover, a university which offers students an idyllic campus and sport activities would be nice to have (I play(ed) golf and tennis). I always admired Americans for their campus universities, but can't really spare 40-50k $ only in student fees. Also, I'm not really looking for a university in a city like London or NYC, as it doesn't really support the "leisure" lifestyle I'm looking for I think.

Something else: As my focus lies in getting better in written and spoken English, I'm not really interested in an LLM where I sit in class with 20 other students from China who speak Mandarin the whole time (this shoudn't sound racist at all, but I guess you know what I mean). So taking classes together with LL.B./J.D. students would be a huge bonus. I heard this is often the case at US universities, but don't really know if it's the same in England or Australia?

What do you think of the University of Sydney (AU) or the University of Bristol School of Law (UK) LLM? Can you guys recommend some other unis for me to look into?

Thanks
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Pluto
Hi, given your requirements, check out Exeter (nice campus, near a nice city, near the coast, in a nice part of England). I'm not sure what LLM courses they offer, but most UK uni's do some type of commercial/corporate LLM.
Hi, given your requirements, check out Exeter (nice campus, near a nice city, near the coast, in a nice part of England). I'm not sure what LLM courses they offer, but most UK uni's do some type of commercial/corporate LLM.
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In Australia you could look at Bond University (www.bond.edu.au). It is a private university on the Gold Coast, a city of about 500,000 people south-east of Brisbane in the state of Queensland. The climate is warm, the beach is close by, and there are lots of sports and activities. Bond's law school has a good reputation in Australia.
In Australia you could look at Bond University (www.bond.edu.au). It is a private university on the Gold Coast, a city of about 500,000 people south-east of Brisbane in the state of Queensland. The climate is warm, the beach is close by, and there are lots of sports and activities. Bond's law school has a good reputation in Australia.
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Earl Grey
Hi, given your requirements, check out Exeter (nice campus, near a nice city, near the coast, in a nice part of England). I'm not sure what LLM courses they offer, but most UK uni's do some type of commercial/corporate LLM.

What are the differences between Exeter and Bristol regarding student life/city/lifestyle?
<blockquote>Hi, given your requirements, check out Exeter (nice campus, near a nice city, near the coast, in a nice part of England). I'm not sure what LLM courses they offer, but most UK uni's do some type of commercial/corporate LLM.
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What are the differences between Exeter and Bristol regarding student life/city/lifestyle?
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