QMUL, London Met, Westminster


lawgrad

Could you please rank the following based on their LLM Programs? (I'm intersted in Commercial/Corporate Law if this helps).
QMUL
London Metropolitan Univ.
Westminster

I have either been accepted, or am waiting responses, on my application. Any feed back you could provide on these schools would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Could you please rank the following based on their LLM Programs? (I'm intersted in Commercial/Corporate Law if this helps).
QMUL
London Metropolitan Univ.
Westminster

I have either been accepted, or am waiting responses, on my application. Any feed back you could provide on these schools would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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QM - decent
Westminster- no reputation
London Met - one of the worst reputation

QM - decent
Westminster- no reputation
London Met - one of the worst reputation
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ivanmne

QMUL just decent? They have famous Commercila law catedra, Also, WM has pretty good international law programs

QMUL just decent? They have famous Commercila law catedra, Also, WM has pretty good international law programs
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beicon

I would rank as follows:

QM - good, but there're other colleges within UoL that are better in terms of reputation (LSE, UCL and KCL). Decent alone might be a little harsh, especially in Commercial law issues.

The others I'd rule out immediately... in fact, I wouldn't even have applied...

I would rank as follows:

QM - good, but there're other colleges within UoL that are better in terms of reputation (LSE, UCL and KCL). Decent alone might be a little harsh, especially in Commercial law issues.

The others I'd rule out immediately... in fact, I wouldn't even have applied...
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lawgrad

Thanks for the help and advice-- this is all very helpful. London Met and Westminster were both "safety" schools in case I didnt get into QMUL and I'd still like to learn other's persepctives about their programs just in case.. hopefully I will hear good news from QMUL soon. Thanks again!

Thanks for the help and advice-- this is all very helpful. London Met and Westminster were both "safety" schools in case I didnt get into QMUL and I'd still like to learn other's persepctives about their programs just in case.. hopefully I will hear good news from QMUL soon. Thanks again!
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CR1

QMUL is barely decent in this market...i've never heard of anyone being rejected yet!
It's all about general reputation, no one cares if QMUL is good in commercial law or IP these days.

QMUL is barely decent in this market...i've never heard of anyone being rejected yet!
It's all about general reputation, no one cares if QMUL is good in commercial law or IP these days.
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P_Martini

I second beicon's post. Queen Mary is your best option.

I second beicon's post. Queen Mary is your best option.
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corleon

Queen Mary is one of the best option for you beside LSE, UCL and KCL even cause its part of the UoL. Of course the last three colleges have a stronger reputation than QM, but only in term of age. In fact QM is becoming even more recognized in the UK and worldwide too and has a teaching staff of legal expertise who come from both academic and practical environment. The combination of both these backgrounds could play a key role in keeping and keening your attention on some practical aspects of law that surely would make your professional preparation stronger.

Anyway, in my opinion, you should make your choise looking at that matters you are more interested in bearing in mind that approximately every faculty has a point of power in terms of taught module options and much more.
Moreover you should consider the stage of your career (are you just graduated, trainee lawyer, lawyer, legal practictioner or ? ) and what would you like to do after taking your LLM.

For this reason I am not completely agree with beicons statement about Decent alone might be a little harsh, especially in Commercial law issues. On the contrary, indeed on the basis of my own experience, QM has a strong reputation in commercial law, IP, and arbitration with its respectable SIA. In order to this, as istance, the law firm Dewey LeBoeuf has sponsored the best oralist of the Frankfurt Investment Moot to study International Arbitration at Queen Mary.
However one of my friends ex Lovells lawyer - who is taking his LLM at QM has been telling me about the valuable strong relation among teachers and LLM students which is more informal and spur students and teachers on the debates. It is really important if you consider that an LLM should allow you to get an advanced and thorough understanding of the chosen field.

But I dont want to make an advertising about QM over the other colleges in London, but only express my own idea against who consider QM as barely decent in the market.. without arguing her/his statement.

Queen Mary is one of the best option for you beside LSE, UCL and KCL even ‘cause it’s part of the UoL. Of course the last three colleges have a stronger reputation than QM, but only in term of age. In fact QM is becoming even more recognized in the UK and worldwide too and has a teaching staff of legal expertise who come from both academic and practical environment. The combination of both these backgrounds could play a key role in keeping and keening your attention on some practical aspects of law that surely would make your professional preparation stronger.

Anyway, in my opinion, you should make your choise looking at that matters you are more interested in bearing in mind that approximately every faculty has a point of power in terms of taught module options and much more.
Moreover you should consider the stage of your career (are you just graduated, trainee lawyer, lawyer, legal practictioner or ? ) and what would you like to do after taking your LLM.

For this reason I am not completely agree with beicon’s statement about “Decent alone might be a little harsh, especially in Commercial law issues”. On the contrary, indeed on the basis of my own experience, QM has a strong reputation in commercial law, IP, and arbitration – with its respectable SIA. In order to this, as istance, the law firm Dewey LeBoeuf has sponsored the best oralist of the Frankfurt Investment Moot to study International Arbitration at Queen Mary.
However one of my friends – ex Lovells lawyer - who is taking his LLM at QM has been telling me about the valuable strong relation among teachers and LLM students which is more informal and spur students and teachers on the debates. It is really important if you consider that an LLM should allow you to get an advanced and thorough understanding of the chosen field.

But I don’t want to make an advertising about QM over the other colleges in London, but only express my own idea against who consider QM as “barely decent in the market..” without arguing her/his statement.
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lawgrad

Thanks Corleon for your input. This feedback is very helpful. I appreciate it!

Thanks Corleon for your input. This feedback is very helpful. I appreciate it!
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Panthro

Corleon, you were actually completely agreeing with Beicon. He was defending QMUL against an earlier poster's comment that QMUL was just "decent".

Corleon, you were actually completely agreeing with Beicon. He was defending QMUL against an earlier poster's comment that QMUL was just "decent".
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beicon

Thanks for the help Panthro! : )

Thanks for the help Panthro! : )
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corleon

Oops.. yes thats right! Thks Panthro beicon sorry for getting your statement in a wrong sense.. I read your post too fast too furious lol sorry it was my foult :-)

Oops.. yes that’s right! Thks Panthro… beicon sorry for getting your statement in a wrong sense.. I read your post too fast too furious lol sorry it was my foult :-)
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beicon

Apologies accepted!

Apologies accepted!
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corleon

Great ! :-)

Great ! :-)
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Panthro

No worries! Just promoting harmony!

No worries! Just promoting harmony!
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corleon

No doubt about it :-)

No doubt about it :-)
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Porosenok

If you choose between these 3 colleges Queen Mary of course is the best. Commercial law, Company Law and Competition Law are the strongest areas in Queen Mary. I think Angie Raymond, Alan Dignam and Maher Dabbah are the strongest experts in these fields.

If you are a foreign student you can also take language courses. I have taken English thru Literature a very good course.

If you choose between these 3 colleges Queen Mary of course is the best. Commercial law, Company Law and Competition Law are the strongest areas in Queen Mary. I think Angie Raymond, Alan Dignam and Maher Dabbah are the strongest experts in these fields.

If you are a foreign student you can also take language courses. I have taken English thru Literature a very good course.
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