LLM Universities Shortlisting


Hi All..!!

I am a Law Graduate from India (University of Pune) and i have also graduated as a Bachelor of Commerce from the same university. I am also a qualified Chartered Secretary (CS - Company Secretary is the general term used) with additional qualifications in Securities Laws. I also have a work experience of almost 5 years in MNCs.

I am searching for LLM options in UK, particularly in:
1. Corporate Law (Corporate Governance, etc)
2. Banking Law
3. Financial Law
4. IPR,
or any combination of the above degrees.

I have no intention of practicing in UK or anywhere else. I'll be looking for employment in Europe or any other countries.

Which Universities shall i apply to..?? and why..??
So far i have shortlisted Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham. My research says Glasgow is by far the best option.

Still it would be immensely helpful if anyone can give their opinions.

Hi All..!!

I am a Law Graduate from India (University of Pune) and i have also graduated as a Bachelor of Commerce from the same university. I am also a qualified Chartered Secretary (CS - Company Secretary is the general term used) with additional qualifications in Securities Laws. I also have a work experience of almost 5 years in MNCs.

I am searching for LLM options in UK, particularly in:
1. Corporate Law (Corporate Governance, etc)
2. Banking Law
3. Financial Law
4. IPR,
or any combination of the above degrees.

I have no intention of practicing in UK or anywhere else. I'll be looking for employment in Europe or any other countries.

Which Universities shall i apply to..?? and why..??
So far i have shortlisted Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham. My research says Glasgow is by far the best option.

Still it would be immensely helpful if anyone can give their opinions.
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Anyone please.??
I am totally lost here.!!

Anyone please.??
I am totally lost here.!!
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kml209

Hi cssanketkulkarni,

In regards to those already shortlisted, Nottingham has a very good reputation for law and a few years ago was ranked 3rd for Law in the UK.

I'm not sure of your academic qualifications, but it may be worth looking at the following universities and courses:
1. Oxford and Cambridge have the best reputation in the UK and excellent world reputation. Correspondingly, the requirements are high.
Cambridge also offers the Masters Degree in Corporate Law (MCL), whilst Oxford offers the Masters in Law and Finance.
http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/mcl.php

2. LSE
Extremely well regarded in the UK and internationally.
LLM can have a corporate specialism.
Requires a first class/high 2:1 (not sure what equivalent is in India- sorry)

3. UCL
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/prospective/llm/index.shtml?llm_spec_CORP
Good range of modules, reputation, etc.
Requires high 2:1 (UK- 65%)

If you do not find these suitable to shortlist, then perhaps look into King's College London and the University of Exeter, which has an LLM in international commercial law.
http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/masteroflaws/llm/commercial/

In regards to Glasgow, I think generally in the UK it's regarded as on a par with Exeter.
I would rank those you have shortlisted:
1. Nottingham
2. Glasgow
3. Leeds
4. Manchester

Unless you prefer one of these for personal reasons, of course. I note on another thread people do seem impressed with the Glasgow course.

QS top universities website should be of some assistance and also allows you to look at a university's world subject ranking (Law and Legal Studies).

Hope that's some help to you.

Hi cssanketkulkarni,

In regards to those already shortlisted, Nottingham has a very good reputation for law and a few years ago was ranked 3rd for Law in the UK.

I'm not sure of your academic qualifications, but it may be worth looking at the following universities and courses:
1. Oxford and Cambridge have the best reputation in the UK and excellent world reputation. Correspondingly, the requirements are high.
Cambridge also offers the Masters Degree in Corporate Law (MCL), whilst Oxford offers the Masters in Law and Finance.
http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/mcl.php

2. LSE
Extremely well regarded in the UK and internationally.
LLM can have a corporate specialism.
Requires a first class/high 2:1 (not sure what equivalent is in India- sorry)

3. UCL
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/prospective/llm/index.shtml?llm_spec_CORP
Good range of modules, reputation, etc.
Requires high 2:1 (UK- 65%)

If you do not find these suitable to shortlist, then perhaps look into King's College London and the University of Exeter, which has an LLM in international commercial law.
http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/masteroflaws/llm/commercial/

In regards to Glasgow, I think generally in the UK it's regarded as on a par with Exeter.
I would rank those you have shortlisted:
1. Nottingham
2. Glasgow
3. Leeds
4. Manchester

Unless you prefer one of these for personal reasons, of course. I note on another thread people do seem impressed with the Glasgow course.

QS top universities website should be of some assistance and also allows you to look at a university's world subject ranking (Law and Legal Studies).

Hope that's some help to you.
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Hey kml209,

Thanks alott for your reply and your suggestions.! It was immensely helpful.!

My primary reason for not considering Oxford, LSE and the likes was my grades which fall short for their requirements (50% - 60% in India. That is I guess 2:2 equivalent). However, I am a Chartered Secretary (CS) with 5 years work experience as a Head of Legal Department in a reputed MNC and I hope to get a good university based on this.

UCL are willing to consider my application and based on your feedback I am now more inclined towards getting enrolled there.

I am also eager to pursue employment in UK or Europe once I complete LLM.

I've initiated the admission process well in advance as I'll be applying for Sept '2015 intake. Thanks alott again for the info.

Hey kml209,

Thanks alott for your reply and your suggestions.! It was immensely helpful.!

My primary reason for not considering Oxford, LSE and the likes was my grades which fall short for their requirements (50% - 60% in India. That is I guess 2:2 equivalent). However, I am a Chartered Secretary (CS) with 5 years work experience as a Head of Legal Department in a reputed MNC and I hope to get a good university based on this.

UCL are willing to consider my application and based on your feedback I am now more inclined towards getting enrolled there.

I am also eager to pursue employment in UK or Europe once I complete LLM.

I've initiated the admission process well in advance as I'll be applying for Sept '2015 intake. Thanks alott again for the info.
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kml209

I'm so glad it helped. With your experience it sounds like you'll have a strong app. Best of luck with them!

I'm so glad it helped. With your experience it sounds like you'll have a strong app. Best of luck with them!
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