LLM in Intl. commercial or financial law LSE, Kings, QMUL, Nottingham


vidyaju

Hi...
I am from India. Have a first class 77% B.Com degree and 62% LLB degree both from India. What are my chances of getting into LSE, Kings, QMUL or Nottingham. I've also applied for Durham, Kent, Edinburgh and Manchester. I have 2 years of experience as an Advocate. I indent to do Intl. Commercial or finance law or the maritime law from Nottingham. Need advice and opinions on where else to apply to. Thanks

Hi...
I am from India. Have a first class 77% B.Com degree and 62% LLB degree both from India. What are my chances of getting into LSE, Kings, QMUL or Nottingham. I've also applied for Durham, Kent, Edinburgh and Manchester. I have 2 years of experience as an Advocate. I indent to do Intl. Commercial or finance law or the maritime law from Nottingham. Need advice and opinions on where else to apply to. Thanks
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vidyaju

Sincerely hopin someone will reply to my post....am really worried.

Sincerely hopin someone will reply to my post....am really worried.
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froze'n

Hello...well you have very good chances of getting into UOL colleges. Just relax and wait for the outcome. All the universities you have named are great. But as a suggestion, do also apply in SOAS, if the modues there suits you. All the best

Take care.

Hello...well you have very good chances of getting into UOL colleges. Just relax and wait for the outcome. All the universities you have named are great. But as a suggestion, do also apply in SOAS, if the modues there suits you. All the best

Take care.
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vidyaju

Hi all..Today I got a mail from ManU offering me an unconditional offer for the International Financial law LLM. I hope to accept and join and would like to know the advantages and disadvantages or rather the career advantages.

Hi all..Today I got a mail from ManU offering me an unconditional offer for the International Financial law LLM. I hope to accept and join and would like to know the advantages and disadvantages or rather the career advantages.
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Colorado

Hi Vidyaju,

First of all, I should start by saying that you will never to criteria of universities when examining applications. Lot of aspects of crucial importance, namely: grades, employment experience, international exposures, hobbies, when you apply...you never know..I am currently pursuing my LLM at Durham University, and it s being a fantastic experience however be ready to work as is highly demanding.
My advice you is to apply to 4 unis top10, 4 top20 and 2 top 30. That s why I did.
Should you require more information about what is a LLM like, feel free me to contact me.Cheers.

Hi Vidyaju,

First of all, I should start by saying that you will never to criteria of universities when examining applications. Lot of aspects of crucial importance, namely: grades, employment experience, international exposures, hobbies, when you apply...you never know..I am currently pursuing my LLM at Durham University, and it s being a fantastic experience however be ready to work as is highly demanding.
My advice you is to apply to 4 unis top10, 4 top20 and 2 top 30. That s why I did.
Should you require more information about what is a LLM like, feel free me to contact me.Cheers.
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vidyaju

Hey all,
I have been offered a place in maritime law in Uni of Nottingham. Any opinion on the uni as well as the course. I am hugely interested in the course and not much concerned bout rankings and all. Like wise I am also accepted at Uni of Manchester for LLM International Financial Law. I am more keen on joining the maritime law and would like ur valuable suggestions.

thanks in advance

Hey all,
I have been offered a place in maritime law in Uni of Nottingham. Any opinion on the uni as well as the course. I am hugely interested in the course and not much concerned bout rankings and all. Like wise I am also accepted at Uni of Manchester for LLM International Financial Law. I am more keen on joining the maritime law and would like ur valuable suggestions.

thanks in advance
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Colorado

Well I do not really understand you, with the due respect I believe you do not know your path, why am I stating that? There is no point of considering LLM in Finance and LLM in Maritime, they are far different, of course maritime law involves finance shipping but man the LLM finance is addressed to corporate/banking/finance teams.
The best uni in uk for maritime law is SOUTHAMPON.Nottingham is good for Commercial.

Well I do not really understand you, with the due respect I believe you do not know your path, why am I stating that? There is no point of considering LLM in Finance and LLM in Maritime, they are far different, of course maritime law involves finance shipping but man the LLM finance is addressed to corporate/banking/finance teams.
The best uni in uk for maritime law is SOUTHAMPON.Nottingham is good for Commercial.
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vidyaju

I know they are totaly different. its not a case of me not knowing my path. I 've been practicing as advocate in India for the last 2 years and that too as a partner. Our firm is dealing mainly with financial institutions,banks, etc as our major clients; the obvious reason why i applied for LLM in interantional finance law. But i have also done cases related to shipping laws esp. arrest of vessel and marine insurance and arbitration. Major international ports are coming up in south india and no respectable uni's here is offering an LLM in it, I chose to do it so as to have an added advantage in my career. If u hav had some professional practice in law, you might know that its easy to shift our fields between the various specialisations. basically both finance and maritime laws derive from contract laws and not laws of the land and hence shifting between is not so uncomfortable. Maritime law is definitely a promising field and so i though i shuld invest in an LLM based on the Uni ranking and acceptability rather than the course popularity.

I know they are totaly different. its not a case of me not knowing my path. I 've been practicing as advocate in India for the last 2 years and that too as a partner. Our firm is dealing mainly with financial institutions,banks, etc as our major clients; the obvious reason why i applied for LLM in interantional finance law. But i have also done cases related to shipping laws esp. arrest of vessel and marine insurance and arbitration. Major international ports are coming up in south india and no respectable uni's here is offering an LLM in it, I chose to do it so as to have an added advantage in my career. If u hav had some professional practice in law, you might know that its easy to shift our fields between the various specialisations. basically both finance and maritime laws derive from contract laws and not laws of the land and hence shifting between is not so uncomfortable. Maritime law is definitely a promising field and so i though i shuld invest in an LLM based on the Uni ranking and acceptability rather than the course popularity.
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Colorado

Totally, what is important is Uni ranking. By the way I was a visiting layer at FoxMandalLittle&Co for 4 months at its headquarters office in Noida. Which law firm did u work with?

Totally, what is important is Uni ranking. By the way I was a visiting layer at FoxMandalLittle&Co for 4 months at its headquarters office in Noida. Which law firm did u work with?
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vidyaju

Now I have offers from birmingham, durham, Queen Mary, Nottingham and manchester...I was wondering why glasgow rejected me....nyways I hope smbdy will help me to choose among the above??? how good is international trade and commerce law from durham....compared to international business law/commercial laws among the others.

Now I have offers from birmingham, durham, Queen Mary, Nottingham and manchester...I was wondering why glasgow rejected me....nyways I hope smbdy will help me to choose among the above??? how good is international trade and commerce law from durham....compared to international business law/commercial laws among the others.
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mtz94

I'm an alumus of Durham University (07-08, LL.M. 1st class) and Masters in Financial Mgt. (08-09, 1st class). The LLM is primalrily for CV enhancement and has nothing to do with practice moreso if you are a barrister.

As someone who has done litigation work for 5 years before deciding to do post-graduate work, I believe that if you intend to pursue the work of an advocate in the long run, I sincerely doubt if postgraduate work will ever enhance your legal skills especially in procedural law. It is your experience in court and how you face the opposing counsel that matters.

Doing an LLM is however not just about studying.and/or CV enhancement. It is an entire package that you gain out of 1 year of stuying and being with other cultures.

I was in Durham for 2 years and had 2 degrees there. I love the place. I miss it! I am currently in the corporate sector (not litigation) and I believe ROI is very good!

Hope that helps!

I'm an alumus of Durham University (07-08, LL.M. 1st class) and Masters in Financial Mgt. (08-09, 1st class). The LLM is primalrily for CV enhancement and has nothing to do with practice moreso if you are a barrister.

As someone who has done litigation work for 5 years before deciding to do post-graduate work, I believe that if you intend to pursue the work of an advocate in the long run, I sincerely doubt if postgraduate work will ever enhance your legal skills especially in procedural law. It is your experience in court and how you face the opposing counsel that matters.

Doing an LLM is however not just about studying.and/or CV enhancement. It is an entire package that you gain out of 1 year of stuying and being with other cultures.

I was in Durham for 2 years and had 2 degrees there. I love the place. I miss it! I am currently in the corporate sector (not litigation) and I believe ROI is very good!

Hope that helps!
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Ramsai

Hey, dudes!
I am wondering is someone knows people who were admitted (LSE, KCL,QM etc)?
And what their TOEFL results were?

Thanks

Hey, dudes!
I am wondering is someone knows people who were admitted (LSE, KCL,QM etc)?
And what their TOEFL results were?

Thanks
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Colorado

Complicate decision:
Durham: after OxBridge the most presitigious university in UK
Queen Mary:fantastic staff and you are in the world financial place of London.

Complicate decision:
Durham: after OxBridge the most presitigious university in UK
Queen Mary:fantastic staff and you are in the world financial place of London.
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td_1806

Hi I got through UCl, KCL, Nottingham, Warwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester, Exeter, Kent, Cardiff & Swansea for 2010-2011. Waiting 4 Oxbridge & LSE reply. Not sure whether i will make it through them. Hopefully I will. I want to complete my LLM on Commercial law. Advices please.

Tirthankar Das
Final Year
WBNUJS
India

Hi I got through UCl, KCL, Nottingham, Warwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Manchester, Exeter, Kent, Cardiff & Swansea for 2010-2011. Waiting 4 Oxbridge & LSE reply. Not sure whether i will make it through them. Hopefully I will. I want to complete my LLM on Commercial law. Advices please.

Tirthankar Das
Final Year
WBNUJS
India
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xdude

Hey, dudes!
I am wondering is someone knows people who were admitted (LSE, KCL,QM etc)?
And what their TOEFL results were?

Thanks


QMUL is pretty easy to get in. Most of the people get offers from there.

I guess for LSE, UCL and KCL ..you need good grades or decent work experience (if you dont have a first class) along with a decent TOEFL score. However, if your entire education has been in English then you dont even need to write TOEFL or if your degree is in English then the colleges waive a TOEFL requirement for you.

<blockquote>Hey, dudes!
I am wondering is someone knows people who were admitted (LSE, KCL,QM etc)?
And what their TOEFL results were?

Thanks</blockquote>

QMUL is pretty easy to get in. Most of the people get offers from there.

I guess for LSE, UCL and KCL ..you need good grades or decent work experience (if you dont have a first class) along with a decent TOEFL score. However, if your entire education has been in English then you dont even need to write TOEFL or if your degree is in English then the colleges waive a TOEFL requirement for you.
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beicon

Hey, dudes!
I am wondering is someone knows people who were admitted (LSE, KCL,QM etc)?
And what their TOEFL results were?

Thanks


I've been admitted to UCL, KCL and QM. I didn't take the TOEFL, I went for the IELTS instead. My IELTS score was 8.0 out of 9.0. My fiancee, however, applied before sitting the exam and got in anyway (she even managed to get into LSE... where I've been kicked in the arse).

You don't need to already have your IELTS or TOEFL marks with you at the time you apply. In that case the university will make you a conditional offer (conditional upon you evidencing that you've met the English Language requirement). The offer letter will state how long you have to meet the condition.

Regards,

<blockquote>Hey, dudes!
I am wondering is someone knows people who were admitted (LSE, KCL,QM etc)?
And what their TOEFL results were?

Thanks</blockquote>

I've been admitted to UCL, KCL and QM. I didn't take the TOEFL, I went for the IELTS instead. My IELTS score was 8.0 out of 9.0. My fiancee, however, applied before sitting the exam and got in anyway (she even managed to get into LSE... where I've been kicked in the arse).

You don't need to already have your IELTS or TOEFL marks with you at the time you apply. In that case the university will make you a conditional offer (conditional upon you evidencing that you've met the English Language requirement). The offer letter will state how long you have to meet the condition.

Regards,
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banker3

I think a commercial LLM is completely different from an finance LLM and this will affect your university choice but in any case I would advise you to consider KCL/LSE/UCL only.

I think a commercial LLM is completely different from an finance LLM and this will affect your university choice but in any case I would advise you to consider KCL/LSE/UCL only.
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mtz94

If the primary reason is to look for jobs in the UK and your not an EU national, I suggest you study EU Law first.

If the primary reason is to look for jobs in the UK and your not an EU national, I suggest you study EU Law first.
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td_1806

Hi I got through UCl, KCL, Nottingham, Warwick, QMUL, SOAS, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Leicester, Manchester, Liverpool, Exeter, Kent, City University London, Cardiff & Swansea for 2010-2011. Was rejected by Oxbridge & LSE. I want to pursue LLM in international commercial law/finance/banking. Please advice.

Hi I got through UCl, KCL, Nottingham, Warwick, QMUL, SOAS, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Leicester, Manchester, Liverpool, Exeter, Kent, City University London, Cardiff & Swansea for 2010-2011. Was rejected by Oxbridge & LSE. I want to pursue LLM in international commercial law/finance/banking. Please advice.
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iron man

Hey td_1806.....
congrats man....lucky you. Well, in my opinion, QMUL is known for its commercial law expertise. Warwick is also well known for its int commercial law LLM. Dont know about the rest.

Hey td_1806.....
congrats man....lucky you. Well, in my opinion, QMUL is known for its commercial law expertise. Warwick is also well known for its int commercial law LLM. Dont know about the rest.
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