llm entry requirements


nadirkhan

i have just completed my llb hons degree, from the university of london external program.
my concern is that i have ended up with a third class honours and want to apply for a good llm program in commercial law in usa or uk.
i have goood ielts score aswell of 7.5 and 1 year experience as a practising lawyer in my country.
are there any universities that would allow me admission into their llm program.
kindly help me, i need advice.

i have just completed my llb hons degree, from the university of london external program.
my concern is that i have ended up with a third class honours and want to apply for a good llm program in commercial law in usa or uk.
i have goood ielts score aswell of 7.5 and 1 year experience as a practising lawyer in my country.
are there any universities that would allow me admission into their llm program.
kindly help me, i need advice.
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A good LLM programme in the UK would not take someone with a third, unless you have other experience to offset your bad grades.

A good LLM programme in the UK would not take someone with a third, unless you have other experience to offset your bad grades.
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nadirkhan

thanks for your kind reply,
how long should the experience be, in order to get into a good llm program?
i have just missed out on a 2:2 by a single aggregate mark, and have had no retakes throughout my 3 year llb study.

thanks for your kind reply,
how long should the experience be, in order to get into a good llm program?
i have just missed out on a 2:2 by a single aggregate mark, and have had no retakes throughout my 3 year llb study.
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tagotra

try Aberdeen and Edinburgh... they are good and comparatively not very difficult to get in.... Nottingham is good too...

try Aberdeen and Edinburgh... they are good and comparatively not very difficult to get in.... Nottingham is good too...
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Legal_Indi...

Before I bombard you with questions there are certain things which i would like to tell you.
I am studying for a B.L.S., L.L.B degree (Dual Degree in 5 years). I am in the last year. I have scored 57% in B.L.S. and present average in LLB degree is 52%. from an Indian university (not so famous)
I am also studying LLM in Cyber Law (Distance Learning programme)(Part-time) from one of the top 10 Universities in UK (Name not disclosed). My average grade until now is B (60 %+).
I have completed total three diploma courses (in India) in IPR and Cyber Law.
I have a 5 years work experience as a Legal Trainee.
These are my qualifications. I wish to practice as a Solicitor in London. I have applied for LLM Commercial and Corporate Law in most Universities. Following are some queries which have:
(1) What do you think about my application to QUML, KCL and UCL. Is there any other Universities which you would suggest me to apply for?
(2) Is it preferable to get admitted in a University situated in London or should I consider the ranking of other Universities also. (E.g. Aberdeen and Nottingham also have been given High Ranking)
(3) How good is it to have a second LLM in UK Law Firms?
(4) I am not yet qualified as a lawyer in India as yet. I will be qualified once I complete my B.L.S., L.L.B. degree in July 2009. But LPC and QLTT require a certificate of eligibility from SRA. The SRA requirements are that I should be working for 2 years with a SRA recognized lawyer after I complete the LLB degree. So does the LLM actually wave this requirement?

Before I bombard you with questions there are certain things which i would like to tell you.
I am studying for a B.L.S., L.L.B degree (Dual Degree in 5 years). I am in the last year. I have scored 57% in B.L.S. and present average in LLB degree is 52%. from an Indian university (not so famous)
I am also studying LLM in Cyber Law (Distance Learning programme)(Part-time) from one of the top 10 Universities in UK (Name not disclosed). My average grade until now is B (60 %+).
I have completed total three diploma courses (in India) in IPR and Cyber Law.
I have a 5 years work experience as a Legal Trainee.
These are my qualifications. I wish to practice as a Solicitor in London. I have applied for LLM Commercial and Corporate Law in most Universities. Following are some queries which have:
(1) What do you think about my application to QUML, KCL and UCL. Is there any other Universities which you would suggest me to apply for?
(2) Is it preferable to get admitted in a University situated in London or should I consider the ranking of other Universities also. (E.g. Aberdeen and Nottingham also have been given High Ranking)
(3) How good is it to have a second LLM in UK Law Firms?
(4) I am not yet qualified as a lawyer in India as yet. I will be qualified once I complete my B.L.S., L.L.B. degree in July 2009. But LPC and QLTT require a certificate of eligibility from SRA. The SRA requirements are that I should be working for 2 years with a SRA recognized lawyer after I complete the LLB degree. So does the LLM actually wave this requirement?
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Wheretogo_

I think with a 3rd you have a very limited choice. Not to discourage you, but just to be realistic.

Unless you have good recommendations, I mean very very good or extenuating circumstances, a school such as Edin or Nott will not accept you.

Tagotra: I am not sure where did you see that it is "easy" to get into to those schools.

If you apply early you might get a shot, but with a 3rd you really need a good personal statement and good references, otherwise you wont get in

I think with a 3rd you have a very limited choice. Not to discourage you, but just to be realistic.

Unless you have good recommendations, I mean very very good or extenuating circumstances, a school such as Edin or Nott will not accept you.

Tagotra: I am not sure where did you see that it is "easy" to get into to those schools.

If you apply early you might get a shot, but with a 3rd you really need a good personal statement and good references, otherwise you wont get in
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anushkac

i want to know what % requirements r needed for Aberdeen and what exactly is a 3rd degree honors... coz i am a little confused with all these terminology and also what is 2:2?
please someone reply to my queries

i want to know what % requirements r needed for Aberdeen and what exactly is a 3rd degree honors... coz i am a little confused with all these terminology and also what is 2:2?
please someone reply to my queries
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lmwoods

A 2,2 is 50-59%; a 2,1 is 60% - 69% and a first is 70%.. These are mark from UK law schools so do not equate directly to the marking schemes abroad.

I think with a third you'd be hard pushed to get in to an LLM programme.

A 2,2 is 50-59%; a 2,1 is 60% - 69% and a first is 70%.. These are mark from UK law schools so do not equate directly to the marking schemes abroad.

I think with a third you'd be hard pushed to get in to an LLM programme.
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prasad

Hi friends can any one tell me want to study LL M in U CL or any good law school In UK i have completed my 5year LLB from India with 49% Pass class and i have completed my MBL from NLSIU. and diploma in caber law from Asia school of cyberlaw will i get a seat in any good law school in UK. please reply..

Hi friends can any one tell me want to study LL M in U CL or any good law school In UK i have completed my 5year LLB from India with 49% Pass class and i have completed my MBL from NLSIU. and diploma in caber law from Asia school of cyberlaw will i get a seat in any good law school in UK. please reply..
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Legal_Indi...

Hey, if there are any indians here can they solve my query:

I received a conditional offer stating as follows:
Manchester: "the only condition is that you must obtain 55% in your present degree"
Nottingham: "You must achieve 55% in your LLB degree"

Since i am doing the LLB course (5 years course) in India LLB is considered as the entire 5 years here. But actually it is a combined degree and its truely two degrees "B.L.S.,L.L.B."

Now according to the conditions of the Universities should i count the average of all 5 years result or only the last year or otherwise something else?

I am confused and I don't want to clarify this with the University because I am on the edge.

Hey, if there are any indians here can they solve my query:

I received a conditional offer stating as follows:
Manchester: "the only condition is that you must obtain 55% in your present degree"
Nottingham: "You must achieve 55% in your LLB degree"

Since i am doing the LLB course (5 years course) in India LLB is considered as the entire 5 years here. But actually it is a combined degree and its truely two degrees "B.L.S.,L.L.B."

Now according to the conditions of the Universities should i count the average of all 5 years result or only the last year or otherwise something else?

I am confused and I don't want to clarify this with the University because I am on the edge.
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priam

I am interested in doing distance learning LLM in Cyber Law from UK, plz let me know which university in UK provides distance learning LLM in Cyber law

I am interested in doing distance learning LLM in Cyber Law from UK, plz let me know which university in UK provides distance learning LLM in Cyber law
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