LLM in corporate law


hi everyone..

i have received an acceptance offer from QM for my LLM this year and got a rejection from King's. many people are now telling me that King's is better than QM!!! i was wondering whether it would be worth to spend so much and pursue my degree from QM if it does not enjoy such a high reputation??

if anyone can help please do so...

hi everyone..

i have received an acceptance offer from QM for my LLM this year and got a rejection from King's. many people are now telling me that King's is better than QM!!! i was wondering whether it would be worth to spend so much and pursue my degree from QM if it does not enjoy such a high reputation??

if anyone can help please do so...
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hny_flying

It is true that KCL is more renowned. Although, QMUL has high reputation for Intellectual Property law. If you have enough funding, you should go by all means. I assume you are wondering if the degree would be worth it from job point of view. I think since the college is in London, there is scope for networking, which opens more chances at jobs.

It is not a sure shot, but a risk worth taking if you have at least part funding. If I were in your position I wouldn't spend 25K on QMUL. But hey, that's just my opinion.


I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to decide if doing the LLM is worth it. There is no one yes/no answer, since everyone's case is different. You just weigh the positives and negatives and jump. If you are young, you can afford to take the risk (of the money that is). Life's too short... go for it if you wanna :-)

It is true that KCL is more renowned. Although, QMUL has high reputation for Intellectual Property law. If you have enough funding, you should go by all means. I assume you are wondering if the degree would be worth it from job point of view. I think since the college is in London, there is scope for networking, which opens more chances at jobs.

It is not a sure shot, but a risk worth taking if you have at least part funding. If I were in your position I wouldn't spend 25K on QMUL. But hey, that's just my opinion.


I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to decide if doing the LLM is worth it. There is no one yes/no answer, since everyone's case is different. You just weigh the positives and negatives and jump. If you are young, you can afford to take the risk (of the money that is). Life's too short... go for it if you wanna :-)
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how can you so really determine that KCL is more renowned that QMUL??? nothin personal but staying in India how do u actually come to know that!!!

how can you so really determine that KCL is more renowned that QMUL??? nothin personal but staying in India how do u actually come to know that!!!
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hny_flying

I'm sorry I didn't realize that one had to be living in London only to know these things. You do realize that there are things like internet, friends circle, seniors who have already passed LLM and are working in UK now? I've been researching LLM programs from my third year, so that makes it almost 3 years now. I think I have some idea... but hey, everyone's thoughts and judgments are different. You'll just have to rationalize your situation and expectations after completion of LLM degree. Do you want to be working at a magic circle firm, or is a tier 3 or 4 firm job also fine by you? Do you want to return to India? If yes, then what are your career plans - firm, company, litigation practice? Or do you want to go into academia and achieve a doctorate?

The question you ask - whether QMUL is worth spending 25K has diverse answers. What do you want it to be worth for?

I'm sorry I didn't realize that one had to be living in London only to know these things. You do realize that there are things like internet, friends circle, seniors who have already passed LLM and are working in UK now? I've been researching LLM programs from my third year, so that makes it almost 3 years now. I think I have some idea... but hey, everyone's thoughts and judgments are different. You'll just have to rationalize your situation and expectations after completion of LLM degree. Do you want to be working at a magic circle firm, or is a tier 3 or 4 firm job also fine by you? Do you want to return to India? If yes, then what are your career plans - firm, company, litigation practice? Or do you want to go into academia and achieve a doctorate?

The question you ask - whether QMUL is worth spending 25K has diverse answers. What do you want it to be worth for?
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Medland

Hi guys! I'll just weigh in with my opinion, since I did a significant amount of research on London LLMs and their value.

First off, KCL and QMUL are both excellent schools; there will opportunities in London and back home for top graduates of either program. However, at least in the Canadian job market, KCL is better recognized than QMUL (except for IP).

Nevertheless, I feel like if you are already beginning to doubt your choice, it might be time to take a step back and reevaluate your options. While QMUL is a great school, with your grades (top 5%) and a little work experience there are institutions with Corporate Law programs that are more recognized and will provide you with even more opportunities.

I think spending the 25-30 thousand pounds for the LLM is a big choice because of the cost as well as the fact that it's rare to be able to do more than one. I would think for a minute to decide if QMUL offers a program you are really in love with, if yes go for it; if no get some work experience, save some money and start building up your resume to apply next year. OP, I had a similar background to yourself (good grades + no work experience) and this was the philosophy I adopted for my own decision-making.

Best of luck Grish with your applications and your decision.

Medland

Hi guys! I'll just weigh in with my opinion, since I did a significant amount of research on London LLMs and their value.

First off, KCL and QMUL are both excellent schools; there will opportunities in London and back home for top graduates of either program. However, at least in the Canadian job market, KCL is better recognized than QMUL (except for IP).

Nevertheless, I feel like if you are already beginning to doubt your choice, it might be time to take a step back and reevaluate your options. While QMUL is a great school, with your grades (top 5%) and a little work experience there are institutions with Corporate Law programs that are more recognized and will provide you with even more opportunities.

I think spending the 25-30 thousand pounds for the LLM is a big choice because of the cost as well as the fact that it's rare to be able to do more than one. I would think for a minute to decide if QMUL offers a program you are really in love with, if yes go for it; if no get some work experience, save some money and start building up your resume to apply next year. OP, I had a similar background to yourself (good grades + no work experience) and this was the philosophy I adopted for my own decision-making.

Best of luck Grish with your applications and your decision.

Medland
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@hny_flying: well your source of info and mine are exactly the same.that is why i asked!! as i already said it was nothing personal.thanx for the advice though.

@hny_flying: well your source of info and mine are exactly the same.that is why i asked!! as i already said it was nothing personal.thanx for the advice though.
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thanx medland..will keep your advice in mind..

thanx medland..will keep your advice in mind..
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