Work Ex for an LLM? Oxford, Chicago,


akria

Hi,
I'm in the third year of my LLB, and had a few questions about applying for an LLM - I would be grateful for any help!
1- Is it better to apply for LLM programmes in the states after a year or so of work experience?
2- I am planning to apply to Oxford and NYU this year, just to see my chances and to get a hang of the admission process, but does any one know if the myth that these Unis keep admission files on record and can hamper readmission next year, is true?
3- Also does any know if both academic references need to be from my LLB teachers, or whether they can be from my BA(Hons) teachers? Also, what are opinions on sending a professional reference also?
Thanks!

Hi,
I'm in the third year of my LLB, and had a few questions about applying for an LLM - I would be grateful for any help!
1- Is it better to apply for LLM programmes in the states after a year or so of work experience?
2- I am planning to apply to Oxford and NYU this year, just to see my chances and to get a hang of the admission process, but does any one know if the myth that these Unis keep admission files on record and can hamper readmission next year, is true?
3- Also does any know if both academic references need to be from my LLB teachers, or whether they can be from my BA(Hons) teachers? Also, what are opinions on sending a professional reference also?
Thanks!
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hawkme

Some experience is recommended, but only Stanford (I think) requires it for some programs.

References should be from LLB professors, not BA ones. Professional reference is a bad idea for recent graduates. This is not an MBA.

Some experience is recommended, but only Stanford (I think) requires it for some programs.

References should be from LLB professors, not BA ones. Professional reference is a bad idea for recent graduates. This is not an MBA.
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hotpursuit

Hi,

Below answers to your questions:


1- Is it better to apply for LLM programmes in the states after a year or so of work experience? Yes it is. Although the only programs that openly require it are Stanford and Columbia, work experience helps your application A LOT. Ideal period would be 2-3 years of working experience after graduation. Nonetheless, it also depends on your goals, if you have goals that do not require working experience, then your chances are better.

2- I am planning to apply to Oxford and NYU this year, just to see my chances and to get a hang of the admission process, but does any one know if the myth that these Unis keep admission files on record and can hamper readmission next year, is true?

I have several friends that have been admitted to Oxford and NYU, recently graduated, and with paralegal experience while they were studying (not as lawyers). They do keep the files, at least for 2 years, but it does not harm you as long as you have made notable improvments in your CV, ESSAY, references, etc.


3- Also does any know if both academic references need to be from my LLB teachers, or whether they can be from my BA(Hons) teachers? Also, what are opinions on sending a professional reference also?

DONT send letters from your BA teachers. If you have to take 1 advice from this forum, is that you should not mention anything from your school time, unless offcourse, you were like a genious and did 7,8 and 9 grade in 1 year or something.


GOOD LUCK!

H.

Hi,

Below answers to your questions:


1- Is it better to apply for LLM programmes in the states after a year or so of work experience? Yes it is. Although the only programs that openly require it are Stanford and Columbia, work experience helps your application A LOT. Ideal period would be 2-3 years of working experience after graduation. Nonetheless, it also depends on your goals, if you have goals that do not require working experience, then your chances are better.

2- I am planning to apply to Oxford and NYU this year, just to see my chances and to get a hang of the admission process, but does any one know if the myth that these Unis keep admission files on record and can hamper readmission next year, is true?

I have several friends that have been admitted to Oxford and NYU, recently graduated, and with paralegal experience while they were studying (not as lawyers). They do keep the files, at least for 2 years, but it does not harm you as long as you have made notable improvments in your CV, ESSAY, references, etc.


3- Also does any know if both academic references need to be from my LLB teachers, or whether they can be from my BA(Hons) teachers? Also, what are opinions on sending a professional reference also?

DONT send letters from your BA teachers. If you have to take 1 advice from this forum, is that you should not mention anything from your school time, unless offcourse, you were like a genious and did 7,8 and 9 grade in 1 year or something.


GOOD LUCK!

H.
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hotpursuit

By the way, where are you from?

By the way, where are you from?
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Columbia prefers work experience, but they do not explicitly require it.

Columbia prefers work experience, but they do not explicitly require it.
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