American Applying for LLM and/or MA


vandyalum

I have recently applied to several universities in the UK for an LLM and/ or MA (concentrated in International Law or Human Rights) for entry in the 2011/2012 term. I know that I've applied late in the game, but I'm wondering if someone could comment on the admissions standards for these programs? I'm super nervous waiting for the admissions responses! When I applied to law school in the states I could gauge my admission chances based upon the school's ranking and my LSAT score. I'm less familiar with the UK system.

Qualifications:
- Graduated with a J.D., honors, from the University of Kentucky College of Law (GPA 3.5/4.0, Class Rank 15/143)
- Graduated with a B.A., high honors, from Vanderbilt University (GPA 3.5/4.0)
- Served as a clerk to a federal judge after law school
- Have been practicing complex commercial litigation for the last four years at a White Shoe firm in NYC

Programs applied to:
- LSE (Msc Human Rights)
- King's College (LLM)
- UCL (LLM; MA Human Rights)
- SOAS (LLM; MA Human Rights)
- City (MA Human Rights)

Any other places to apply? I'm contemplating Queen Mary, even though my application would not be given priority consideration given the timing.

I have recently applied to several universities in the UK for an LLM and/ or MA (concentrated in International Law or Human Rights) for entry in the 2011/2012 term. I know that I've applied late in the game, but I'm wondering if someone could comment on the admissions standards for these programs? I'm super nervous waiting for the admissions responses! When I applied to law school in the states I could gauge my admission chances based upon the school's ranking and my LSAT score. I'm less familiar with the UK system.

Qualifications:
- Graduated with a J.D., honors, from the University of Kentucky College of Law (GPA 3.5/4.0, Class Rank 15/143)
- Graduated with a B.A., high honors, from Vanderbilt University (GPA 3.5/4.0)
- Served as a clerk to a federal judge after law school
- Have been practicing complex commercial litigation for the last four years at a White Shoe firm in NYC

Programs applied to:
- LSE (Msc Human Rights)
- King's College (LLM)
- UCL (LLM; MA Human Rights)
- SOAS (LLM; MA Human Rights)
- City (MA Human Rights)

Any other places to apply? I'm contemplating Queen Mary, even though my application would not be given priority consideration given the timing.
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My guess is you'll get into all these. The only thing that would possibly work against you is your late late timing.

My guess is you'll get into all these. The only thing that would possibly work against you is your late late timing.
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vandyalum

My timing's horrible, but I could explain the timing to the faculty if need be (legitimate reasons for it). Is it ever heard of to contact the law faculty directly? I wouldn't want to impose, but I feel like I've read on these boards that some people have done so to plead their circumstance.

My timing's horrible, but I could explain the timing to the faculty if need be (legitimate reasons for it). Is it ever heard of to contact the law faculty directly? I wouldn't want to impose, but I feel like I've read on these boards that some people have done so to plead their circumstance.
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