LSE LLM vs Oxford Mjur


Bob0308

Hello everyone,
I'm a business lawyer with a 6-year experience in M&A. I've got offers for both LLM at the LSE and Mjur at Oxford. I am very confused about which one to accept. I know Oxford is the most prestigious one but LSE is more business-oriented.
Which one has the highest payoff in a top international law firm in the UK and Europe?
Thank you a lot for your help and suggestions!

Hello everyone,
I'm a business lawyer with a 6-year experience in M&A. I've got offers for both LLM at the LSE and Mjur at Oxford. I am very confused about which one to accept. I know Oxford is the most prestigious one but LSE is more business-oriented.
Which one has the highest payoff in a top international law firm in the UK and Europe?
Thank you a lot for your help and suggestions!
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miki3999

In short:

In the UK: doesn't matter unless you want to become a barrister (in that case, Oxford)

In Europe: probably Oxford 

In short:<br><br>In the UK: doesn't matter unless you want to become a barrister (in that case, Oxford)<br><br>In Europe: probably Oxford&nbsp;
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Hello everyone,
I'm a business lawyer with a 6-year experience in M&A. I've got offers for both LLM at the LSE and Mjur at Oxford. I am very confused about which one to accept. I know Oxford is the most prestigious one but LSE is more business-oriented.
Which one has the highest payoff in a top international law firm in the UK and Europe?
Thank you a lot for your help and suggestions!


Hi!

It sounds like you have a solid profile, hence I am a bit surprised about your query.

That being said, LSE is indeed very business oriented, whereas Oxford is highly academic in the general sense.

I will be blunt: unless specific reasons are involved (which you would know if there were), Oxford over LSE any time of the day. I usually do not argue in extremes...but you know, in the U.S. there's Harvard and Yale, and for comparison, in the UK, there is Oxford and Cambridge.

I'm not sure which country and employment background you are from, but unless you require some heavy specialization, Oxford will reasonably get you anywhere, provided you already have a great profile (excellent grades, solid prior law firm experience, etc...).

I usually tell people this: for post-grad degrees in law, in the U.S., the calculation is 75% your profile, 25% the LL.M. in terms of employment. In the U.K., I'd say it's more balanced, more like 85% and 15%. Furthermore, in mainland Europe, I'd go 90% and 10%.

In summary, degrees can only get you so far. That being said, you have a great choice to make.

Best,

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[quote]Hello everyone,
I'm a business lawyer with a 6-year experience in M&amp;A. I've got offers for both LLM at the LSE and Mjur at Oxford. I am very confused about which one to accept. I know Oxford is the most prestigious one but LSE is more business-oriented.
Which one has the highest payoff in a top international law firm in the UK and Europe?
Thank you a lot for your help and suggestions! [/quote]<br><br>Hi!<br><br>It sounds like you have a solid profile, hence I am a bit surprised about your query.<br><br>That being said, LSE is indeed very business oriented, whereas Oxford is highly academic in the general sense.<br><br>I will be blunt: unless specific reasons are involved (which you would know if there were), Oxford over LSE any time of the day. I usually do not argue in extremes...but you know, in the U.S. there's Harvard and Yale, and for comparison, in the UK, there is Oxford and Cambridge.<br><br>I'm not sure which country and employment background you are from, but unless you require some heavy specialization, Oxford will reasonably get you anywhere, provided you already have a great profile (excellent grades, solid prior law firm experience, etc...).<br><br>I usually tell people this: for post-grad degrees in law, in the U.S., the calculation is 75% your profile, 25% the LL.M. in terms of employment. In the U.K., I'd say it's more balanced, more like 85% and 15%. Furthermore, in mainland Europe, I'd go 90% and 10%.<br><br>In summary, degrees can only get you so far. That being said, you have a great choice to make.<br><br>Best,<br><br>:gem:UnleashedSoul:gem:
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