LLM Age?


rachelnrh

Hi all,

I will be graduating from university next year at the age of 20. I was just wondering if anyone has encountered any bias towards age whilst applying? I am aware that many LLM programs require or prefer some form of work experience, but as an international student, it would be preferable if I could do my LLM right after I graduate.
Thanks!

Hi all,

I will be graduating from university next year at the age of 20. I was just wondering if anyone has encountered any bias towards age whilst applying? I am aware that many LLM programs require or prefer some form of work experience, but as an international student, it would be preferable if I could do my LLM right after I graduate.
Thanks!
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chicken so...

Many LLM programs do not require work experience to apply.

Assuming you will have an undergraduate degree in law, for instance, admissions for the QMUL LLM is based solely on academic merit.

Likewise, Oxford's MJur doesn't require work experience but obviously does require an undergrad degree in law. Like at other schools, they don't expect you to have published anything but published works can help. The application process involves you giving them a 2,000 word piece that shows a good understanding of law.

In any case, it's a great achievement to have a law degree at age 20, congratulations!

Many LLM programs do not require work experience to apply.

Assuming you will have an undergraduate degree in law, for instance, admissions for the QMUL LLM is based solely on academic merit.

Likewise, Oxford's MJur doesn't require work experience but obviously does require an undergrad degree in law. Like at other schools, they don't expect you to have published anything but published works can help. The application process involves you giving them a 2,000 word piece that shows a good understanding of law.

In any case, it's a great achievement to have a law degree at age 20, congratulations!
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oldduder

What about the opposite? I'm in my 40s now, and want to do an LLM to add another offering to my practice, but it seems like most people looking at these programs are substantially younger than I am.

Is being older a handicap for an LLM?

What about the opposite? I'm in my 40s now, and want to do an LLM to add another offering to my practice, but it seems like most people looking at these programs are substantially younger than I am.

Is being older a handicap for an LLM?
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waywardMVR

I don't think so. I was also concerned about my age (being 34) but I got great offers (such as Cambridge and LSE). As apparently there aren't many mature students applying, I guess universities will tend to chose some of the older applicants for the sake of diversity, as long as their credentials are in line with the requirements (1st class degree, etc.). Good luck with your application.

I don't think so. I was also concerned about my age (being 34) but I got great offers (such as Cambridge and LSE). As apparently there aren't many mature students applying, I guess universities will tend to chose some of the older applicants for the sake of diversity, as long as their credentials are in line with the requirements (1st class degree, etc.). Good luck with your application.
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