anyone heading to Essex in September?


Nyarie

Hey all!
I got offers from all over the shore but I think my final choice will be Essex. Would love to hear from folks who'll be joining the LLM International Human Rights Programme in September.
Hugs:-)

Hey all!
I got offers from all over the shore but I think my final choice will be Essex. Would love to hear from folks who'll be joining the LLM International Human Rights Programme in September.
Hugs:-)
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tvh2005

Hi Nyarie -

I'll be heading there as well! Where are you coming from? And will you live in student housing or off campus? I'm pretty sure I'll live off campus, but I'm not yet positive.

Hi Nyarie -

I'll be heading there as well! Where are you coming from? And will you live in student housing or off campus? I'm pretty sure I'll live off campus, but I'm not yet positive.
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Nyarie

Hey tv:-) Great to hear from you. I'm Zimbabwean. You? As of now im not sure if i'll be living on or off campus. Essex sounds fantastic, cant wait to get started with the programme.
hugs:-)

Hey tv:-) Great to hear from you. I'm Zimbabwean. You? As of now im not sure if i'll be living on or off campus. Essex sounds fantastic, cant wait to get started with the programme.
hugs:-)
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aurelia83

Hey you two,

I am joining the Human Rights Law Master 08/09 in Essex too!I think I'll be living on the Campus, but I don't know where yet.
I am really looking forward to meet you and can't wait to get this Essex year started!
Aurélia

Hey you two,

I am joining the Human Rights Law Master 08/09 in Essex too!I think I'll be living on the Campus, but I don't know where yet.
I am really looking forward to meet you and can't wait to get this Essex year started!
Aurélia
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Nyarie

look forward to meeting you too Aurelia.
hugs:-)

look forward to meeting you too Aurelia.
hugs:-)
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pogomail

Hello!

I think I may me going to Essex too. At the moment I am trying to decide between Essex and Nottingham. But I should have a decision soon.

Id love to hear why you two chose essex.

Ill be living on campus if I end up going. So, maybe Ill see you both there

cheers
jo

Hello!

I think I may me going to Essex too. At the moment I am trying to decide between Essex and Nottingham. But I should have a decision soon.

Id love to hear why you two chose essex.

Ill be living on campus if I end up going. So, maybe Ill see you both there

cheers
jo
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tvh2005

Hi guys! Sorry I've been MIA but I'm excited to meet you all in the fall.

Jo, I'm totally going to cheat and answer your question by pointing you to my post here: http://llm-guide.com/board/38959/last/#post-46956
I should add, though, that in addition too all that, when I started considering an LL.M., two prominent human rights activists in my life here in the U.S. said, "Oh, you're going to Essex, right?" Both told me there was essentially no point in doing an LL.M. in int'l human rights in Europe unless I was doing it at Essex or Utrecht. I think that might be an extreme opinion, but the point was that if I was going to go overseas for the LL.M. (rather than apply to, say, Yale, Georgetown or Columbia), then I should choose the school that is going to best position me for my post-LL.M. goals.

Hope this helps. I'm looking forward to meeting you all in a few months!

Hi guys! Sorry I've been MIA but I'm excited to meet you all in the fall.

Jo, I'm totally going to cheat and answer your question by pointing you to my post here: http://llm-guide.com/board/38959/last/#post-46956
I should add, though, that in addition too all that, when I started considering an LL.M., two prominent human rights activists in my life here in the U.S. said, "Oh, you're going to Essex, right?" Both told me there was essentially no point in doing an LL.M. in int'l human rights in Europe unless I was doing it at Essex or Utrecht. I think that might be an extreme opinion, but the point was that if I was going to go overseas for the LL.M. (rather than apply to, say, Yale, Georgetown or Columbia), then I should choose the school that is going to best position me for my post-LL.M. goals.

Hope this helps. I'm looking forward to meeting you all in a few months!
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pogomail

Thanks TVH!

That was super helpful. Ok, so Im pretty set on essex now. Yay! At least if I want to do a human rights LLM.

I'm still not 100% sure.

Can I ask you guys why you chose international human rights law rather than just international law? Do you all want to work directly in human rights?

I am just worried that I may want to work in government, on issues of aid and trade and diplomacy and such, and that they will find a degree in human rights to specific.

I know this is a bit off topic, but I would love to hear why you guys chose the LLM in human rights.

Thanks
jo

Thanks TVH!

That was super helpful. Ok, so Im pretty set on essex now. Yay! At least if I want to do a human rights LLM.

I'm still not 100% sure.

Can I ask you guys why you chose international human rights law rather than just international law? Do you all want to work directly in human rights?

I am just worried that I may want to work in government, on issues of aid and trade and diplomacy and such, and that they will find a degree in human rights to specific.

I know this is a bit off topic, but I would love to hear why you guys chose the LLM in human rights.

Thanks
jo
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tvh2005

Interesting question, Jo. I chose the LL.M. in int'l human rights law even though I ultimately hope to work in areas of national security and economic development because when I get into those issues I want to be able to address them with a focus on the realization and promotion of human rights.

Based on the course offerings and the bibliographies for those courses at Essex, I feel like we'll get a round exposure to all the issues of public int'l law but they'll come through the lens of human rights. When I think of the works of people like Sergio Vieira de Mello - or Nigel Rodley - it becomes clear to me that addressing issues of human rights requires knowledge on all those other fronts in a way that perhaps would be lacking if you concentrated on those issues without the human rights element.

Admittedly, my thoughts are influenced by my own government's failures in recent years. Not to get on a soapbox, but if certain leaders or administrations had addressed issues of int'l law and national security with an eye to human rights, I think we would be in a terribly different - and much more palatable - position than we currently enjoy in both the global community and our domestic arena. Human rights can only be fully realized when we concentrate on other areas of public int'l law (aid, trade, economic development, national security, diplomacy, etc.) and yet those other areas are devoid of real meaning or significance without human rights. I want the concentration to be on human rights because I feel that when we lose focus of human rights in any of discussion on public int'l law, we fail to reach true security in any of the areas.

So, that was a ridiculously long answer. I'm off the soapbox - promise! :-) Admittedly, since I'm slightly sleep-deprived and a little under the weather, I'm not even sure it makes sense! But, if it does, I hope it helps....

Interesting question, Jo. I chose the LL.M. in int'l human rights law even though I ultimately hope to work in areas of national security and economic development because when I get into those issues I want to be able to address them with a focus on the realization and promotion of human rights.

Based on the course offerings and the bibliographies for those courses at Essex, I feel like we'll get a round exposure to all the issues of public int'l law but they'll come through the lens of human rights. When I think of the works of people like Sergio Vieira de Mello - or Nigel Rodley - it becomes clear to me that addressing issues of human rights requires knowledge on all those other fronts in a way that perhaps would be lacking if you concentrated on those issues without the human rights element.

Admittedly, my thoughts are influenced by my own government's failures in recent years. Not to get on a soapbox, but if certain leaders or administrations had addressed issues of int'l law and national security with an eye to human rights, I think we would be in a terribly different - and much more palatable - position than we currently enjoy in both the global community and our domestic arena. Human rights can only be fully realized when we concentrate on other areas of public int'l law (aid, trade, economic development, national security, diplomacy, etc.) and yet those other areas are devoid of real meaning or significance without human rights. I want the concentration to be on human rights because I feel that when we lose focus of human rights in any of discussion on public int'l law, we fail to reach true security in any of the areas.

So, that was a ridiculously long answer. I'm off the soapbox - promise! :-) Admittedly, since I'm slightly sleep-deprived and a little under the weather, I'm not even sure it makes sense! But, if it does, I hope it helps....
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tvh2005

P.S. - Can I just say that I love that you said "super helpful"?

P.S. - Can I just say that I love that you said "super helpful"?
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pogomail

=)

Thanks so much TVH,

Once again really helpful.

I think you're right. That was always the reason I wanted to study human rights, so that whatever I did, whatever career in the public sector I chose, I carried it out through the lens of human rights.

I was afraid, however, that the people hiring in the public arena would want a more generalist degree. From what I've learnt over the past few months, this does not seem to be the case.

Thanks again for all your help guys and I should be seeing you all in the fall.

Cheers
jo

=)

Thanks so much TVH,

Once again really helpful.

I think you're right. That was always the reason I wanted to study human rights, so that whatever I did, whatever career in the public sector I chose, I carried it out through the lens of human rights.

I was afraid, however, that the people hiring in the public arena would want a more generalist degree. From what I've learnt over the past few months, this does not seem to be the case.

Thanks again for all your help guys and I should be seeing you all in the fall.

Cheers
jo

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Sylvain

Hi guys !
I'm more than probably going to Essex next year, since I've been offered a place for the Ma and the LLM in human rights. However, I do'nt know how to choose between them, and I'm still hesitating with the LLM in human rights in Nottingham...if anyone has any advice... !
Anyway, I'd be more than happy to talk with people studying Human Rights next year in Essex (please PM or facebook...) !!!

Hi guys !
I'm more than probably going to Essex next year, since I've been offered a place for the Ma and the LLM in human rights. However, I do'nt know how to choose between them, and I'm still hesitating with the LLM in human rights in Nottingham...if anyone has any advice... !
Anyway, I'd be more than happy to talk with people studying Human Rights next year in Essex (please PM or facebook...) !!!
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albesure

hi there

i just received my offer from essex, waiting for the decision from nottingham and galway but like jo am leaning very much towards essex. mostly because most of the people i spoke with were in essex and had a very good experience there!

greetings

hi there

i just received my offer from essex, waiting for the decision from nottingham and galway but like jo am leaning very much towards essex. mostly because most of the people i spoke with were in essex and had a very good experience there!

greetings
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bkt2009

Just wanted to say that I had a chance to talk with a renowned professor who teaches in UCL, he thinks that Essex is the best place to study an LLM in Int'l Hum. in Engalnd -- for anybody who has not decided yet.. I say Essex is the better choice than Nott'm or Galway.

Just wanted to say that I had a chance to talk with a renowned professor who teaches in UCL, he thinks that Essex is the best place to study an LLM in Int'l Hum. in Engalnd -- for anybody who has not decided yet.. I say Essex is the better choice than Nott'm or Galway.
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albesure

thank you for your input. does that mean you are going to essex?
as said before i'm very much leaning towards essex... but want to see what nottongham and galway offer.

thank you for your input. does that mean you are going to essex?
as said before i'm very much leaning towards essex... but want to see what nottongham and galway offer.
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bkt2009

Yes, I am going to Essex. I will be doing the Human Rights Programme. Hope to see you there.

Yes, I am going to Essex. I will be doing the Human Rights Programme. Hope to see you there.
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albesure

cool, well, chances are getting higher by the day that i'll be in essex too this fall!

cool, well, chances are getting higher by the day that i'll be in essex too this fall!
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bobcruise

hello friends.i'm also planning to go for LLM in information technology law from essex.so if"ll reach there then c u all over there.
all the best to all of u.

hello friends.i'm also planning to go for LLM in information technology law from essex.so if"ll reach there then c u all over there.
all the best to all of u.
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Hi all,
i started here in Essex to study presessional english course.
then i would like to continue my LLM in International Trade Law.

Hi all,
i started here in Essex to study presessional english course.
then i would like to continue my LLM in International Trade Law.
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