Climate change law at Cambridge or LSE?


Azaleachi

Hello everyone, greetings from Taiwan:) grateful if you could give me some advice on my dilemma of school picking-

I’ve got offers from both LSE and Cambridge. The reason why I am struggling is that I aim to study environmental law, especially climate change law in my LLM programme and return to Taiwan to become a climate change adaptation advisor. The courses at LSE almost perfectly suit my need - it offers climate change law and environmental law courses and allows interdisciplinary studies, so I can take courses such as Effective Climate Policy offered by another department.

Cambridge, on the other hand, has a generally higher reputation than LSE but strictly limits
the students to take four courses offered by the LLM programme, which only has one module relevant to my intended field i.e., International Environmental Law. I’ve done research on the possible climate-related resources at Cambridge, such as research centers and extracurricular activities. It does have a center called C-EENRG (Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance) and lots of initiatives/campaigns related to the theme of climate change/sustainability, but I doubt if I can really pick up robust knowlege from such resources.

From a post-LLM career perspective, how will you make your choice and why?

Many thanks in advance!

Hello everyone, greetings from Taiwan:) grateful if you could give me some advice on my dilemma of school picking-

I’ve got offers from both LSE and Cambridge. The reason why I am struggling is that I aim to study environmental law, especially climate change law in my LLM programme and return to Taiwan to become a climate change adaptation advisor. The courses at LSE almost perfectly suit my need - it offers climate change law and environmental law courses and allows interdisciplinary studies, so I can take courses such as Effective Climate Policy offered by another department.

Cambridge, on the other hand, has a generally higher reputation than LSE but strictly limits
the students to take four courses offered by the LLM programme, which only has one module relevant to my intended field i.e., International Environmental Law. I’ve done research on the possible climate-related resources at Cambridge, such as research centers and extracurricular activities. It does have a center called C-EENRG (Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance) and lots of initiatives/campaigns related to the theme of climate change/sustainability, but I doubt if I can really pick up robust knowlege from such resources.

From a post-LLM career perspective, how will you make your choice and why?

Many thanks in advance!
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camllmapp

Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!

A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn. 

Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!<br><br>A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses&nbsp;from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn.&nbsp;
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Azaleachi

Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!

A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn. 




Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?

[quote]Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!<br><br>A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses&nbsp;from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>
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</div><div>Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
</div><div>I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?</div><div>
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camllmapp

Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!

A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn. 




Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?


That’s brilliant! Good luck :)

I’m waiting for funding decisions, but yeah, Cambridge is my first preference. LSE definitely made it a tough decision because there’s so many really great courses :( 

[quote][quote]Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!<br><br>A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses&nbsp;from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>
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</div><div>Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
</div><div>I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?</div><div>
</div> [/quote]<br><br>That’s brilliant! Good luck :)<br><br>I’m waiting for funding decisions, but yeah, Cambridge is my first preference. LSE definitely made it a tough decision because there’s so many really great courses :(&nbsp;
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Azaleachi

Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!

A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn. 




Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?


That’s brilliant! Good luck :)

I’m waiting for funding decisions, but yeah, Cambridge is my first preference. LSE definitely made it a tough decision because there’s so many really great courses :( 


Haha I know, why doesn't Cambridge offer more courses! Good luck with youf funding, hope to see you when I visit Cambridge as a tourist 1f6021f602

[quote][quote][quote]Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!<br><br>A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses&nbsp;from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>
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</div><div>Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
</div><div>I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?</div><div>
</div> [/quote]<br><br>That’s brilliant! Good luck :)<br><br>I’m waiting for funding decisions, but yeah, Cambridge is my first preference. LSE definitely made it a tough decision because there’s so many really great courses :(&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Haha I know, why doesn't Cambridge offer more courses! Good luck with youf funding, hope to see you when I visit Cambridge as a tourist&nbsp;:joy::joy:
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Starfaith





Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?


That’s brilliant! Good luck :)

I’m waiting for funding decisions, but yeah, Cambridge is my first preference. LSE definitely made it a tough decision because there’s so many really great courses :( 


Haha I know, why doesn't Cambridge offer more courses! Good luck with youf funding, hope to see you when I visit Cambridge as a tourist 1f6021f602



So happy to hear many good news hear, best of luck for both of you! :) I am now considering pursuing masters for 2024-2025 intake, and also interested in the climate change and environmental law. @Azaleachi, did you consider UCL when for this area? And if so, may I know why did you choose LSE over UCL? 

PS: I created this account solely because of seeing your post and so happy for you! :D

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Firstly, congratulations on both your offers!<br><br>A note on C-EENRG, the law faculty clarified that LLM students can’t take courses&nbsp;from there. Are there any other papers in the Cambridge LLM that fit your goals? If not, I’d probably choose LSE over Cambridge if I were you. I know Cambridge has the reputation, but the LSE LLM is great too, especially since it so perfectly fits your very specific career goals. It might be worth asking someone in your target field, but my 2 cents is that fit is more important than reputation (and it’s not like LSE is an unknown institution!). There’s very little point in doing a masters to get closer to your career goal if your masters doesn’t even teach you what you need to learn.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>
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</div><div>Thank you for your helpful insights! I eventually decide to go to LSE:)
</div><div>I saw from your posts that you got both offers from Cambridge and LSE too, are you going to Cambridge?</div><div>
</div> [/quote]<br><br>That’s brilliant! Good luck :)<br><br>I’m waiting for funding decisions, but yeah, Cambridge is my first preference. LSE definitely made it a tough decision because there’s so many really great courses :(&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Haha I know, why doesn't Cambridge offer more courses! Good luck with youf funding, hope to see you when I visit Cambridge as a tourist&nbsp;:joy::joy: [/quote]<br><br><br>So happy to hear many good news hear, best of luck for both of you! :) I am now considering pursuing masters for 2024-2025 intake, and also interested in the climate change and environmental law. @Azaleachi, did you consider UCL when for this area? And if so, may I know why did you choose LSE over UCL?&nbsp;<br><br>PS: I created this account solely because of seeing your post and so happy for you! :D
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