LLM admission process - condition to success


faurego

Hi Friends!

I´m a Brazilian guy with some clouds in my mind!
Ok, the point is: I´d like to know if I have some real chance to reach an admission process for a LLM in QMU, or UCL,etc... I´m going to applicate for 2013-14, then, next year... I want to study International Law...

I´ll follow the academic career.

First of all I´m studying to do TOEFL in some months!

My CV is:

- I´m a federal civil servant...

- academic life: 2 years of journalism in a federal institution where I did cientific iniciation with schoolarship for 1 year. Then, I gave up and started Law, but I had to move of city 2 times because of my job, so, in total, I have 4 universities records, 1 of journalism (broken) and 3 of law. Just to highlight: the universities are not the best, there´s not to much reputation...

My grades are 85% among 8 and 10 and 15% 7-7,9.

Because of the cientific iniciation, I have done expositions of the research results in journalism conferences, as well as I have participated as listener in several conferences in law.

I´m planning this end of year, when I´ll have finished my Law degree, start to write some articles in academic mode and try to publish in cientifics periodics, etc... just to increase my CV (if its important!)

I have international experience in volunteering (NEpal), exchange to english studies in Canadá and french in France.

So, what are the points that the UK´s universities are observing? Which kind of profile they are looking for to accept international students?

Thank you veeery much, specially brazilians who experienced the situation!

Hi Friends!

I´m a Brazilian guy with some clouds in my mind!
Ok, the point is: I´d like to know if I have some real chance to reach an admission process for a LLM in QMU, or UCL,etc... I´m going to applicate for 2013-14, then, next year... I want to study International Law...

I´ll follow the academic career.

First of all I´m studying to do TOEFL in some months!

My CV is:

- I´m a federal civil servant...

- academic life: 2 years of journalism in a federal institution where I did cientific iniciation with schoolarship for 1 year. Then, I gave up and started Law, but I had to move of city 2 times because of my job, so, in total, I have 4 universities records, 1 of journalism (broken) and 3 of law. Just to highlight: the universities are not the best, there´s not to much reputation...

My grades are 85% among 8 and 10 and 15% 7-7,9.

Because of the cientific iniciation, I have done expositions of the research results in journalism conferences, as well as I have participated as listener in several conferences in law.

I´m planning this end of year, when I´ll have finished my Law degree, start to write some articles in academic mode and try to publish in cientifics periodics, etc... just to increase my CV (if its important!)

I have international experience in volunteering (NEpal), exchange to english studies in Canadá and french in France.

So, what are the points that the UK´s universities are observing? Which kind of profile they are looking for to accept international students?

Thank you veeery much, specially brazilians who experienced the situation!

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graham112

hi faurego,

from the looks of it, you have a lot of experience! additionally, your grades appear to be great as well (sorry i dont understand the brazilian grading system.)

However, IN MY OPINION, i DO believe you have an immense chance of securing a place at QMU and other great universities.

For instance, i had only a couple of experience relevant to my law, and JUST BARELY missed my conditions ( i graduated from an English University), but i was still accepted into QMU, The University of Nottingham, and The University of Manchester.

My advice to you is that you should apply and im almost positive you'll be accepted.

Good Luck!

hi faurego,

from the looks of it, you have a lot of experience! additionally, your grades appear to be great as well (sorry i dont understand the brazilian grading system.)

However, IN MY OPINION, i DO believe you have an immense chance of securing a place at QMU and other great universities.

For instance, i had only a couple of experience relevant to my law, and JUST BARELY missed my conditions ( i graduated from an English University), but i was still accepted into QMU, The University of Nottingham, and The University of Manchester.

My advice to you is that you should apply and im almost positive you'll be accepted.

Good Luck!
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faurego

Hi my friend!
Thank you very much the words of combustible...

In every case, reading again my post, maybe I left something confused...

When I said that I have 3 records in law, it means that to conclude law degree I studied in 3 differents universities, in every changement of city I had to change (of course) the school, taking advantage of before disciplines attended in the lasts places. So, I´ll have just 1 law degree, but within 3 universities.

However, dear GRAHAM112, if you dont mind, where are you from?

Again, thank you very much your attention in my case!

If somebody else could share the experience, it´ll be great, also for the others!

Hi my friend!
Thank you very much the words of combustible...

In every case, reading again my post, maybe I left something confused...

When I said that I have 3 records in law, it means that to conclude law degree I studied in 3 differents universities, in every changement of city I had to change (of course) the school, taking advantage of before disciplines attended in the lasts places. So, I´ll have just 1 law degree, but within 3 universities.

However, dear GRAHAM112, if you dont mind, where are you from?

Again, thank you very much your attention in my case!

If somebody else could share the experience, it´ll be great, also for the others!
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faurego

After some days searching about this requisits, I have a position of some law schools in UK...

The fact is: universities are not caring about short courses, conferences and things like that in the CV or records. Ok, somebody here is going to aswer with: "what is the new?".

but, if they (universities) are not looking for something else in the CV, they said the analyses is just within the academic historic, what is the point to difference two similars candidates? What really matter? Because with this point of view, there´s no sense and use to write articles, participate of conferences, etc...

So, if I have good grades as well as a high score in IELTS or TOEFL and I want to apply, I have just to be lucky, is not it?

After some days searching about this requisits, I have a position of some law schools in UK...

The fact is: universities are not caring about short courses, conferences and things like that in the CV or records. Ok, somebody here is going to aswer with: "what is the new?".

but, if they (universities) are not looking for something else in the CV, they said the analyses is just within the academic historic, what is the point to difference two similars candidates? What really matter? Because with this point of view, there´s no sense and use to write articles, participate of conferences, etc...

So, if I have good grades as well as a high score in IELTS or TOEFL and I want to apply, I have just to be lucky, is not it?

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Interalia

So, if I have good grades as well as a high score in IELTS or TOEFL and I want to apply, I have just to be lucky, is not it?


For the better schools, they insist on a First or a very high 2.1. Because it is extremely difficult to get a "First" or even a very high 2.1, there really isn't that many people with those kinds of scores in the grand scheme of things. I don't see how luck comes into play because the amount of people who meet the criteria is so small. Either you are within the academic criteria and get in, or you are not and don't.

<blockquote>So, if I have good grades as well as a high score in IELTS or TOEFL and I want to apply, I have just to be lucky, is not it? </blockquote>

For the better schools, they insist on a First or a very high 2.1. Because it is extremely difficult to get a "First" or even a very high 2.1, there really isn't that many people with those kinds of scores in the grand scheme of things. I don't see how luck comes into play because the amount of people who meet the criteria is so small. Either you are within the academic criteria and get in, or you are not and don't.


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Hello Guys,
I am new to this forum, so wish to gain and give some information useful.
I have completed my B.A LLB Honors a 5 year Integrated course in India with 55% out of 100% (Considered a good score for a law degree in India) and planning to do a LLM in UK.

I wish to apply to: QMU, Kings College and Nottingham. I have not given my IELTS as yet but want to know if this english language requirement is mandatory as I can get it certified from my univ registrar that my Under graduation has been Instructed in English.

Hello Guys,
I am new to this forum, so wish to gain and give some information useful.
I have completed my B.A LLB Honors a 5 year Integrated course in India with 55% out of 100% (Considered a good score for a law degree in India) and planning to do a LLM in UK.

I wish to apply to: QMU, Kings College and Nottingham. I have not given my IELTS as yet but want to know if this english language requirement is mandatory as I can get it certified from my univ registrar that my Under graduation has been Instructed in English.
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felipereis

I have the same doubt asked above.

I'm applying for International Commercial Law program at Edinburgh, QMUL, UCL, LSE and KCL, but i don't have, at now, the toefl's score to suceed.

On other hand, i'm going to Dublin, Ireland, in January 2012 in order to improve my english to be able to attend the L.LM. classes. So, I think I will be able to score the necessary grade in toefl's test in April.

It is possible? Can i prove my english skills after to apply to the course? When they will require me to prove my english skills?

Thanks in advance.

I have the same doubt asked above.

I'm applying for International Commercial Law program at Edinburgh, QMUL, UCL, LSE and KCL, but i don't have, at now, the toefl's score to suceed.

On other hand, i'm going to Dublin, Ireland, in January 2012 in order to improve my english to be able to attend the L.LM. classes. So, I think I will be able to score the necessary grade in toefl's test in April.

It is possible? Can i prove my english skills after to apply to the course? When they will require me to prove my english skills?

Thanks in advance.
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faurego

Hi Namrataricky... I´m sorry but I dont know how to answer your question... I hope someone who knows can do it here.

Felipereis, in spite of I haven´t applied yet, I´ve been reading on the websites of some universities that some of them, accepting you, they advice to take a pre-llm just to be confortable with the method of taught as well as improve languages skills. BUT, as a rule, they ask for international certification of language skills.

So, you can go to theirs websites and take a look in each rule

Hi Namrataricky... I´m sorry but I dont know how to answer your question... I hope someone who knows can do it here.

Felipereis, in spite of I haven´t applied yet, I´ve been reading on the websites of some universities that some of them, accepting you, they advice to take a pre-llm just to be confortable with the method of taught as well as improve languages skills. BUT, as a rule, they ask for international certification of language skills.

So, you can go to theirs websites and take a look in each rule
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Stcd

Hi faurego, you CV looks impressive!

I tend to apply to the Mjur at Oxford University and I am from Serbia. I also would like to see what you guys or someone more experienced thinks about my CV:

On grades, I am between 71 - 80%, taking into account the Serbian grading system. Also during my education I was the winner of the Monroe E. Price Moot court competition at University of Oxford and have legal experience due to law firm internships. I also won a number of awards related to academia.

Whould that make me suitable for Oxford, expecting to graduate in June 2012 and wishing to commence Mjur for 2012/13?

Thanks and good luck to you all guys!

Hi faurego, you CV looks impressive!

I tend to apply to the Mjur at Oxford University and I am from Serbia. I also would like to see what you guys or someone more experienced thinks about my CV:

On grades, I am between 71 - 80%, taking into account the Serbian grading system. Also during my education I was the winner of the Monroe E. Price Moot court competition at University of Oxford and have legal experience due to law firm internships. I also won a number of awards related to academia.

Whould that make me suitable for Oxford, expecting to graduate in June 2012 and wishing to commence Mjur for 2012/13?

Thanks and good luck to you all guys!
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Hi Everyone,

I am an American law student in my third, and final, year. I am looking into applying to LLM programs in the UK. I'm in the top 20% of my law school class and won a full-ride scholarship to law school. I'm on law review and moot court, and have good recommendations from my dean and professors. I also graduated from undergraduate cum laude, and have worked for two years through law school.

I am looking at Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Trinity College (Ireland), King's, Queen Mary, LSE, Glasgow, and SOAS.

Does anyone have any thoughts about my admissions chances at these schools. I am very unfamiliar with the process and reputations of these institutions. Any input would be helpful!

Thank you and good luck with applications everyone!

Hi Everyone,

I am an American law student in my third, and final, year. I am looking into applying to LLM programs in the UK. I'm in the top 20% of my law school class and won a full-ride scholarship to law school. I'm on law review and moot court, and have good recommendations from my dean and professors. I also graduated from undergraduate cum laude, and have worked for two years through law school.

I am looking at Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Trinity College (Ireland), King's, Queen Mary, LSE, Glasgow, and SOAS.

Does anyone have any thoughts about my admissions chances at these schools. I am very unfamiliar with the process and reputations of these institutions. Any input would be helpful!

Thank you and good luck with applications everyone!
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