Best LLM in the UK?


ikaikahn
Hello everyone, first post here- be kind.
I graduated a year ago with a First class from the University of London International Programmes. Been teaching undergraduate law students for a year now as well.

Was wondering which is the best place to go for LLM if I want to further pursue my career as an academic?

Thanks in advance.
Hello everyone, first post here- be kind.
I graduated a year ago with a First class from the University of London International Programmes. Been teaching undergraduate law students for a year now as well.

Was wondering which is the best place to go for LLM if I want to further pursue my career as an academic?

Thanks in advance.
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Eppendorf
Cambridge
Cambridge
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citoyen99
Cambridge - known to be the best LLM in the UK. Been the case for many years.
Cambridge - known to be the best LLM in the UK. Been the case for many years.
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ikaikahn
Thank you for the reply Eppendorf and citoyen99, how do you think US LLM compares to UK?
Thank you for the reply Eppendorf and citoyen99, how do you think US LLM compares to UK?
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citoyen99
Thank you for the reply Eppendorf and citoyen99, how do you think US LLM compares to UK?


Very different - US law schools tend to do more modules than UK law schools, at least for the LLM.

In terms of quality of teaching, you'll do fine as long as its one of the elite schools (e.g. Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL etc).
[quote]Thank you for the reply Eppendorf and citoyen99, how do you think US LLM compares to UK?[/quote]

Very different - US law schools tend to do more modules than UK law schools, at least for the LLM.

In terms of quality of teaching, you'll do fine as long as its one of the elite schools (e.g. Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL etc).
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robot6
Thank you for the reply Eppendorf and citoyen99, how do you think US LLM compares to UK?


Different experience. In the US, you sit with JDs. In the UK, your classes are only with fellow postgraduate students.

In terms of teaching quality, they're probably not far off. The QS world rankings for law has 3 US schools and 2 UK schools in the top 5 (Oxbridge is at 2 & 3), so there's not much between them. I know that the rankings are mainly for the JD/LLB programs, but since the same professors teach JD/LLB and LLM, it should still be a good indicator. Don't pay too much attention to the order, but notice that the same schools appear in the top 5 in recent rankings.

In terms of reputation, it depends where you live. If you're from the EU, a commonwealth country, or a former British colony, Oxbridge may have a better reputation. Elsewhere (which is pretty much majority of the world), the US schools are considered cream of the crop.

If it is a consideration for you, tuition in the UK is around 30% cheaper compared to the US. On the other hand, attending a US school will allow you to sit for the NY bar.
[quote]Thank you for the reply Eppendorf and citoyen99, how do you think US LLM compares to UK?[/quote]

Different experience. In the US, you sit with JDs. In the UK, your classes are only with fellow postgraduate students.

In terms of teaching quality, they're probably not far off. The QS world rankings for law has 3 US schools and 2 UK schools in the top 5 (Oxbridge is at 2 & 3), so there's not much between them. I know that the rankings are mainly for the JD/LLB programs, but since the same professors teach JD/LLB and LLM, it should still be a good indicator. Don't pay too much attention to the order, but notice that the same schools appear in the top 5 in recent rankings.

In terms of reputation, it depends where you live. If you're from the EU, a commonwealth country, or a former British colony, Oxbridge may have a better reputation. Elsewhere (which is pretty much majority of the world), the US schools are considered cream of the crop.

If it is a consideration for you, tuition in the UK is around 30% cheaper compared to the US. On the other hand, attending a US school will allow you to sit for the NY bar.
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