Anyone heading to The University of Edinburgh in September, 2006?


C.Miller

Hi folks,

Some of the regulars on the board know me from last year. I work at The University of Edinburgh, School of Law on the Distance Learning programme , but I also see a lot of LLM students on-campus. Particularly those studying intellectual property law, information technology law and medical ethics and law.

I wondered who on the boards this year will be coming to The University of Edinburgh to complete their LLM? Edinburgh is a great city and I've answered many questions about the nightlife, accomodation and not to forget the studies too. The School of Law is preparing to celebrate its 300th birthday! So if I can help anyone find their feet or point you in the right direction and perhaps even say hello when you make it on-campus (or via email if you're studying remotely) please post away. I'll not always be able to help you, but I usually know the person who can!

Good luck to you where ever your applications are going in 2006.

Hi folks,

Some of the regulars on the board know me from last year. I work at The University of Edinburgh, School of Law on the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/distancelearning/">Distance Learning programme </a>, but I also see a lot of LLM students on-campus. Particularly those studying intellectual property law, information technology law and medical ethics and law.

I wondered who on the boards this year will be coming to The University of Edinburgh to complete their LLM? Edinburgh is a great city and I've answered many questions about the nightlife, accomodation and not to forget the studies too. The School of Law is preparing to celebrate its 300th birthday! So if I can help anyone find their feet or point you in the right direction and perhaps even say hello when you make it on-campus (or via email if you're studying remotely) please post away. I'll not always be able to help you, but I usually know the person who can!

Good luck to you where ever your applications are going in 2006.
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AnoosLaw

If i get the offer then YES !! hehe
i have sent my application and the supporting documants to Edinburgh last week . Didnt get any conformation that it has been received yet . how long does it usually take for them to make an offer after receiving the application?
Edniburgh is my firm choice right now so am hopeing for the best

If i get the offer then YES !! hehe
i have sent my application and the supporting documants to Edinburgh last week . Didnt get any conformation that it has been received yet . how long does it usually take for them to make an offer after receiving the application?
Edniburgh is my firm choice right now so am hopeing for the best
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Matthias

C.Miller, may I say thank you for the really helpful advice you keep giving people on here... Back then you helped me a lot too (hey you know I´m not going to Edinburgh but still to Scotland)... It´s great that some university insiders take the time to help prospective students... Keep up the good job! :-)

C.Miller, may I say thank you for the really helpful advice you keep giving people on here... Back then you helped me a lot too (hey you know I´m not going to Edinburgh but still to Scotland)... It´s great that some university insiders take the time to help prospective students... Keep up the good job! :-)
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hi,

i just received a conditional offer from univ of edinburgh for their LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law. I am curious as to how dependent this course is on scientific/ IT knowledge on the part of students? I am currently in the final year of my law degree, and i guess im a bit worried that im lacking a bit in that area. The reason I chose the course is that I was primarily interested in the application of IP law in this arena.

hi,

i just received a conditional offer from univ of edinburgh for their LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law. I am curious as to how dependent this course is on scientific/ IT knowledge on the part of students? I am currently in the final year of my law degree, and i guess im a bit worried that im lacking a bit in that area. The reason I chose the course is that I was primarily interested in the application of IP law in this arena.
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C.Miller

If i get the offer then YES !! hehe
i have sent my application and the supporting documants to Edinburgh last week . Didnt get any conformation that it has been received yet . how long does it usually take for them to make an offer after receiving the application?
Edniburgh is my firm choice right now so am hopeing for the best


Hi AnoosLaw, We've had a bank holiday on Monday in the UK. It wasn't an official University holiday, but it there were plenty people away, and many of the services in UK were running on a saturday service, including the post!

So, what happens with the applications for an LL.M when they arrive at the postgrad admissions office is that they are sorted into date received, and put in the place for the initial processing. If there has been a swarm of applications, as there often can be around this time of year, then I'm afraid your application will be reached once the other applications that came before have been initially processed. So from there, your application is handed on to the office dealing primarily with Law admissions. This, goes once again in to a queue and I think, and once your application is reached this is, I think, the point that your receipt is issued. So sometimes it can take about a week or two, sometimes it only takes a day or two.

Assuming your application is complete (i.e. all references are up to date, the transcripts have been verified etc) it is sent down to the School of Law (http://www.law.ed.ac.uk) for consideration. The School board of admissions meets regularly, but again, it depends on how quickly it gets through the system and how close you are.

At this point, we hope that your application is met with enthusiasm and accepted, so the form is signed and then delivered back up to the College office for final processing.

This final stage involves the creation of a letter of acceptance (or rejection if you have not been approved) as well as some other peices of information which may be sent along in the mail.

And then, depending on where you live, it can take some time to reach you by post.

Distance learning students are handled only slightly differently, because I can move along distance learning student's applications a little faster if I know they are coming. So one of the advantanges of distance learning on the LL.M Innovation Technology and the Law is that you'll possibly receive word of your offer a little sooner than you if you were applying on-campus ;-)



I am curious as to how dependent this course is on scientific/ IT knowledge on the part of students?


Hi Malaysia Boleh, The course is offered by The School of Law, so we concentrate on the legal interface of law and science, technology, innovation, and so on. Non-lawyers have a harder time picking up all the legal content required than lawyers have picking up the technical stuff, becuase it's a law degree and our focus is on Law and the legal aspects of our subjects of intellectual property, information technology and Medical Ethics.

It doesn't do any harm if you know the difference between Macs and Windows (or even Linux), but you will have the level of understanding required as a matter of course during the lectures and seminars (online or offline). You have options on the programme to ensure that your module selection is ideal for your own personal aims and objectives. When you meet with your Director of Studies or the Programme Director, make sure you discuss the module options and what each one entails if you don't already have a good idea.

Also, if you are considering the distance learning option, there are some extra courses which are a little more techy than the on-campus courses. But even in those, only if you really want to do you need to go further than a working understanding to get your hands in to the depths SlackDrives; Spoofing; RootKits and other such interesting IT topics.

As always with the studies, you are there to make the most out of your time, and the staff are here to help you do so. Choose your module wisely and don't be afraid to ask any questions prior to signing up!

<blockquote>If i get the offer then YES !! hehe
i have sent my application and the supporting documants to Edinburgh last week . Didnt get any conformation that it has been received yet . how long does it usually take for them to make an offer after receiving the application?
Edniburgh is my firm choice right now so am hopeing for the best </blockquote>

Hi AnoosLaw, We've had a bank holiday on Monday in the UK. It wasn't an official University holiday, but it there were plenty people away, and many of the services in UK were running on a saturday service, including the post!

So, what happens with the applications for an LL.M when they arrive at the postgrad admissions office is that they are sorted into date received, and put in the place for the initial processing. If there has been a swarm of applications, as there often can be around this time of year, then I'm afraid your application will be reached once the other applications that came before have been initially processed. So from there, your application is handed on to the office dealing primarily with Law admissions. This, goes once again in to a queue and I think, and once your application is reached this is, I think, the point that your receipt is issued. So sometimes it can take about a week or two, sometimes it only takes a day or two.

Assuming your application is complete (i.e. all references are up to date, the transcripts have been verified etc) it is sent down to the School of Law (http://www.law.ed.ac.uk) for consideration. The School board of admissions meets regularly, but again, it depends on how quickly it gets through the system and how close you are.

At this point, we hope that your application is met with enthusiasm and accepted, so the form is signed and then delivered back up to the College office for final processing.

This final stage involves the creation of a letter of acceptance (or rejection if you have not been approved) as well as some other peices of information which may be sent along in the mail.

And then, depending on where you live, it can take some time to reach you by post.

Distance learning students are handled only slightly differently, because I can move along distance learning student's applications a little faster if I know they are coming. So one of the advantanges of distance learning on the LL.M Innovation Technology and the Law is that you'll possibly receive word of your offer a little sooner than you if you were applying on-campus ;-)


<blockquote>
I am curious as to how dependent this course is on scientific/ IT knowledge on the part of students? </blockquote>

Hi Malaysia Boleh, The course is offered by The School of Law, so we concentrate on the legal interface of law and science, technology, innovation, and so on. Non-lawyers have a harder time picking up all the legal content required than lawyers have picking up the technical stuff, becuase it's a law degree and our focus is on Law and the legal aspects of our subjects of intellectual property, information technology and Medical Ethics.

It doesn't do any harm if you know the difference between Macs and Windows (or even Linux), but you will have the level of understanding required as a matter of course during the lectures and seminars (online or offline). You have options on the programme to ensure that your module selection is ideal for your own personal aims and objectives. When you meet with your Director of Studies or the Programme Director, make sure you discuss the module options and what each one entails if you don't already have a good idea.

Also, if you are considering the distance learning option, there are some extra courses which are a little more techy than the on-campus courses. But even in those, only if you really want to do you need to go further than a working understanding to get your hands in to the depths SlackDrives; Spoofing; RootKits and other such interesting IT topics.

As always with the studies, you are there to make the most out of your time, and the staff are here to help you do so. Choose your module wisely and don't be afraid to ask any questions prior to signing up!

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ancia

Hi C.Miller,
I got an offer from Edinburgh - International Law! It was my first choice although I'm a bit dissapointed with a small number of subjects to choose from (I'm particularly interested in human rights)... Anyway, I would like to ask you to recommend the best place to live in the city. I don't think I will be able to have student accomodation - I'm coming with a partner. Is Law Dept. in the city centre?
Btw, do you know if I should apply for paying fee in instalments straight away (I'm a self-funded student) or I should wait until Sept.
Thanks for any help in advance!

Hi C.Miller,
I got an offer from Edinburgh - International Law! It was my first choice although I'm a bit dissapointed with a small number of subjects to choose from (I'm particularly interested in human rights)... Anyway, I would like to ask you to recommend the best place to live in the city. I don't think I will be able to have student accomodation - I'm coming with a partner. Is Law Dept. in the city centre?
Btw, do you know if I should apply for paying fee in instalments straight away (I'm a self-funded student) or I should wait until Sept.
Thanks for any help in advance!
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C.Miller

Hi Ancia,

Great to hear that you are coming to Edinburgh! The School of Law (at the Old College) is right in the middle of town. Have a look at the map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/edinburgh/. It's one of the oldest buildings in the University. It's five minutes walk to Edinburgh Castle; the train station; it's in the shopping district too and a stone's throw from some great pubs.

There are lots of flats (appartments) available for rent in and around the city centre. Though you can expect to pay less the further out from the centre you go. Areas I can recommend are Leith, for a busy nightlife and close to clubs and pubs; Bruntsfield, to be close to campus and the town centre; Morningside, for a "quieter" life but still within 20 minutes frequent bus ride to campus/town centre; Costorphine for some cheaper rents but is about 2-3miles out of town centre; Mussleburgh, the opposite side of town from Costorphine (and as far from the city centre) but next to the sea!

You should wait until you are sent your registration forms for the fee payment, you should receive these either by post or on-campus during registration.

Hope this helps and look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh this September.

Hi Ancia,

Great to hear that you are coming to Edinburgh! The School of Law (at the Old College) is right in the middle of town. Have a look at the map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/edinburgh/. It's one of the oldest buildings in the University. It's five minutes walk to Edinburgh Castle; the train station; it's in the shopping district too and a stone's throw from some great pubs.

There are lots of flats (appartments) available for rent in and around the city centre. Though you can expect to pay less the further out from the centre you go. Areas I can recommend are Leith, for a busy nightlife and close to clubs and pubs; Bruntsfield, to be close to campus and the town centre; Morningside, for a "quieter" life but still within 20 minutes frequent bus ride to campus/town centre; Costorphine for some cheaper rents but is about 2-3miles out of town centre; Mussleburgh, the opposite side of town from Costorphine (and as far from the city centre) but next to the sea!

You should wait until you are sent your registration forms for the fee payment, you should receive these either by post or on-campus during registration.

Hope this helps and look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh this September.


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MathiasW

Hi everyone!

I got an offer for the llm in Commercial Law. Is anyone else from Germany heading to E. this autumn?

Bye Mathias

Hi everyone!

I got an offer for the llm in Commercial Law. Is anyone else from Germany heading to E. this autumn?

Bye Mathias
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Xenia

Hi
i got an unconditional offer for the llm in innovation technology and the law and was absolutely ecstatic cos edinburgh is one of my top choices...still waiting to hear from a couple more unis though....was just wondering bout accomodation and stuff..is mylne's court a nice play to stay and could i get an apartment there? Also if term starts 11 sept..how early should i get there?
Thanks :)

Hi
i got an unconditional offer for the llm in innovation technology and the law and was absolutely ecstatic cos edinburgh is one of my top choices...still waiting to hear from a couple more unis though....was just wondering bout accomodation and stuff..is mylne's court a nice play to stay and could i get an apartment there? Also if term starts 11 sept..how early should i get there?
Thanks :)


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C.Miller

Hi Xenia,

Hopefully you're definitely coming to Edinburgh?! The LL.M Innovation, Technology and the Law is a great course on-campus and on-line (if you like to learn via distance, it's still open www.law.ed.ac.uk/distancelearning/).

Mlyne's Court is nice, it's got a nice old rustic feel and near to the Castle too. Though I haven't been inside the rooms, so I can't say what it's like, I think it was recently renovated though... One plus point is that it's primarly postgrad accommodation, so you'll be able to meet a good mix of students from all colleges and schools from the Uni.

How early you want to arrive, is up to you. 11th is the start of Freshers Week, and there is plenty of stuff going on for all students. I'd think that getting there at least a couple of days before hand would be ok. At the very least, find out when the registration dates are, so you don't miss out on that! Here's a hint for your registration at the UoE - unless you are given a specific time to register, go toward the end of the day, it's usually a lot quieter!

If you arrived earlier, remember that the Edinburgh festival season starts in July/August, so if you wanted to catch some of that before you start, then check out some festival dates and see what is what.

Hi Xenia,

Hopefully you're definitely coming to Edinburgh?! The LL.M Innovation, Technology and the Law is a great course on-campus and on-line (if you like to learn via distance, it's still open www.law.ed.ac.uk/distancelearning/).

Mlyne's Court is nice, it's got a nice old rustic feel and near to the Castle too. Though I haven't been inside the rooms, so I can't say what it's like, I think it was recently renovated though... One plus point is that it's primarly postgrad accommodation, so you'll be able to meet a good mix of students from all colleges and schools from the Uni.

How early you want to arrive, is up to you. 11th is the start of Freshers Week, and there is plenty of stuff going on for all students. I'd think that getting there at least a couple of days before hand would be ok. At the very least, find out when the registration dates are, so you don't miss out on that! Here's a hint for your registration at the UoE - unless you are given a specific time to register, go toward the end of the day, it's usually a lot quieter!

If you arrived earlier, remember that the Edinburgh festival season starts in July/August, so if you wanted to catch some of that before you start, then check out some festival dates and see what is what.
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AnoosLaw

ok am not going to Edinburgh for sure. Just got the bad disappointing news by email "my app. was unsuccessful"
Good Luck everyone and I will definitely visit the city.

ok am not going to Edinburgh for sure. Just got the bad disappointing news by email "my app. was unsuccessful"
Good Luck everyone and I will definitely visit the city.
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Xenia

Hey C. Miller

Thanx for your reply...very helpful...a little less confused now :D

Hopefully see you in edinburgh !

cheers

Hey C. Miller

Thanx for your reply...very helpful...a little less confused now :D

Hopefully see you in edinburgh !

cheers
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C.Miller

Hey, Anoos, sorry to hear that you didn't get through to Edinburgh. Hopefully they stated their reason so you have some feedback. You're still coming to Scotland though, right? Do come to Edinburgh, it's a great city!

Xenia, no problem. Glad I could help out.

If anyone else is coming to The University of Edinburgh this year, give a shout on this forum!

Certainly seems to be a lively post-grad community here in Edinburgh. The most recent event I attended (only a few days ago) for the LL.M students who are close to finishing this year, was a ceilidh! Great fun. Loads o' people turned up and let off steam after their exams and essay submissions and danced into the night - all Scottish dances of course! I hope that we'll do something similar again at the start of the next academic year to welcome the new students...?!

Hey, Anoos, sorry to hear that you didn't get through to Edinburgh. Hopefully they stated their reason so you have some feedback. You're still coming to Scotland though, right? Do come to Edinburgh, it's a great city!

Xenia, no problem. Glad I could help out.

If anyone else is coming to The University of Edinburgh this year, give a shout on this forum!

Certainly seems to be a lively post-grad community here in Edinburgh. The most recent event I attended (only a few days ago) for the LL.M students who are close to finishing this year, was a ceilidh! Great fun. Loads o' people turned up and let off steam after their exams and essay submissions and danced into the night - all Scottish dances of course! I hope that we'll do something similar again at the start of the next academic year to welcome the new students...?!
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ancia

thank you C. Miller:)
I found some adverts and I must say that accommodation in Edinburgh is much cheaper than here, in Cambridge, especially the old town.
Hope to see you in Sept.

Ancia

thank you C. Miller:)
I found some adverts and I must say that accommodation in Edinburgh is much cheaper than here, in Cambridge, especially the old town.
Hope to see you in Sept.

Ancia
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C.Miller

Hi Ancia, It's interesting to hear from your experience that Edinburgh is cheaper than Cambridge for student rent. Maybe that news will help a student or two make a choice as to where to go this year.

The "old town" is a fairly small part of Edinburgh, but it's a very busy part. If you manage to get a place to stay there, you'll be within a few minutes walk of the School of Law!

Another great thing about the old town is that during the Festival Fringe, you are likely to be able to walk out of your door and almost straight in to a theatre, or who knows... maybe you'll even be able to watch the street entertainers from your window?!

Hi Ancia, It's interesting to hear from your experience that Edinburgh is cheaper than Cambridge for student rent. Maybe that news will help a student or two make a choice as to where to go this year.

The "old town" is a fairly small part of Edinburgh, but it's a very busy part. If you manage to get a place to stay there, you'll be within a few minutes walk of the School of Law!

Another great thing about the old town is that during the Festival Fringe, you are likely to be able to walk out of your door and almost straight in to a theatre, or who knows... maybe you'll even be able to watch the street entertainers from your window?!
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