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I find myself hesitating between going for the LLM in Competition Law from King's College London or the LLM in European Competition and IP Law at the University of Liège.

So far I've been accepted to both Queen Mary and King's and I'm waiting for clarification on a few issues to make an application to Liège.

Although QMUL would be a bit cheaper, I feel the programme at King's is superior enough to compensate for the price difference.

But with regard to Liège, the fees are less than 900, while at KCL they are about 10,000. On the other hand, the Liège programme is extremely comprehensive both for Competition Law and IP Law, while at KCL you choose only 3 or 4 modules. I know in terms of prestige, there's no comparison between them though.

I'm a qualified EU lawyer and my professional objective after the LLM would be to work at the EU institutions or at the EU and Competition law department of a major law firm.

I find myself hesitating between going for the LLM in Competition Law from King's College London or the LLM in European Competition and IP Law at the University of Liège.

So far I've been accepted to both Queen Mary and King's and I'm waiting for clarification on a few issues to make an application to Liège.

Although QMUL would be a bit cheaper, I feel the programme at King's is superior enough to compensate for the price difference.

But with regard to Liège, the fees are less than € 900, while at KCL they are about € 10,000. On the other hand, the Liège programme is extremely comprehensive both for Competition Law and IP Law, while at KCL you choose only 3 or 4 modules. I know in terms of prestige, there's no comparison between them though.

I'm a qualified EU lawyer and my professional objective after the LLM would be to work at the EU institutions or at the EU and Competition law department of a major law firm.
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Toré

What can I say ? It is true that KCL is famous in North Europa, however several people reported to me that the level of teaching was not that good. That's the thing with the anglo-saxon method of teaching : you are on your own for the readings and have only 10 hours of course per week (a little bit weak for a 10.000euros fee, IMHO).

In Liège, you'll meet many good teachers in their field and will learn a lot. Teachers here are mostly practitioners who work in law firms in Brussels or at the Commission - Brussels is only a stonethrow away !

I hope this helps.

What can I say ? It is true that KCL is famous in North Europa, however several people reported to me that the level of teaching was not that good. That's the thing with the anglo-saxon method of teaching : you are on your own for the readings and have only 10 hours of course per week (a little bit weak for a 10.000euros fee, IMHO).

In Liège, you'll meet many good teachers in their field and will learn a lot. Teachers here are mostly practitioners who work in law firms in Brussels or at the Commission - Brussels is only a stonethrow away !

I hope this helps.
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I second this view. I dont' have follower the LL.M. in London, but I can say that, here, in Liège, you will have "value for money" (as British people put it) : a lot of courses and a lot of great teachers who are all really accessible.

It is by spending time with them, discussing the law that you will learn a lot.

I second this view. I dont' have follower the LL.M. in London, but I can say that, here, in Liège, you will have "value for money" (as British people put it) : a lot of courses and a lot of great teachers who are all really accessible.

It is by spending time with them, discussing the law that you will learn a lot.
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I agree!

Here are my 10 points why Liege:

1.Although relatively new, the LL.M. in Liege is already highly-recognized all over Europe as it is simply offers one of the best programs.
2.Great Professors = academics + practitioners.
3.Career opportunities afterwards.
4.IEJE staff headed by Professor Nicolas Petit - very proactive and helpful.
5.Proximity of Brussels.
6.Value for money that you would not get elsewhere.
7.Classes held in small groups which allows the students to interact a lot which is usually not the case at many European Universities.
8.Possibility of extra-curriculum activities, such as high-level European academic conferences, or publications in European legal magazines.
9.Flexibility: for working students it is feasible to divide the program in two years.
10.Nice campus in Liege and social networking opportunities.

I hope this helped:)

I agree!

Here are my 10 points why Liege:

1.Although relatively new, the LL.M. in Liege is already highly-recognized all over Europe as it is simply offers one of the best programs.
2.Great Professors = academics + practitioners.
3.Career opportunities afterwards.
4.IEJE staff headed by Professor Nicolas Petit - very proactive and helpful.
5.Proximity of Brussels.
6.Value for money that you would not get elsewhere.
7.Classes held in small groups which allows the students to interact a lot – which is usually not the case at many European Universities.
8.Possibility of extra-curriculum activities, such as high-level European academic conferences, or publications in European legal magazines.
9.Flexibility: for working students it is feasible to divide the program in two years.
10.Nice campus in Liege and social networking opportunities.

I hope this helped:)

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ArunS

Thanks for the advertisement. Are you all working at Liege?

Thanks for the advertisement. Are you all working at Liege?
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No! I guess Liege students are simply more proactive;)

As for myself, I am working for the Polish competition authority and I am the LL.M. alumni of 2008.

Good luck with your choice!!

If you had questions about the LL.M. in Liege, I'd try to address them.

No! I guess Liege students are simply more proactive;)

As for myself, I am working for the Polish competition authority and I am the LL.M. alumni of 2008.

Good luck with your choice!!

If you had questions about the LL.M. in Liege, I'd try to address them.

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MthCR

In my opinion, the mere fact that the people compare the KCL, QMUL and UoL is by itself an achievement for the UoL.

I'm French, and I'm also wondering whether to go the UoL or in England. The advantage of a LLM in England is, of course, the added-value and the prestige of English universities. But the LLM in UoL also have a famous recognition amongst lawyers and practicioners, thank mainly to its well-known professors.

Concerning now the quality of the teaching, I've heard that the English LLM rests more on its reputation, rather than on its level of teaching, while the UoL gives more inside perspective. For a fact, a group of LLM students won the French Competition Authority Moot Court in 2010 ! But maybe my point of view is influenced.

In my opinion, the mere fact that the people compare the KCL, QMUL and UoL is by itself an achievement for the UoL.

I'm French, and I'm also wondering whether to go the UoL or in England. The advantage of a LLM in England is, of course, the added-value and the prestige of English universities. But the LLM in UoL also have a famous recognition amongst lawyers and practicioners, thank mainly to its well-known professors.

Concerning now the quality of the teaching, I've heard that the English LLM rests more on its reputation, rather than on its level of teaching, while the UoL gives more inside perspective. For a fact, a group of LLM students won the French Competition Authority Moot Court in 2010 ! But maybe my point of view is influenced.
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