UCL/Kings or NYU LL.M.


Hey All,

I am a lawyer from India having around 3 years of work-experience in Indian Law Firms.
I have been offered a place on the NYU@NUS Program with some scholarship for my study in Singapore. My deadline to accept that offer is Jan 28th but I am still not able to make up my mind. My offer letter indicates that in case I do not accept this offer, I will be sent an official offer letter for NYU LL.M. as I had indicated NY as my preferred destination to study.
Can anyone guide me whether NYU@NUS would be beneficial for me or plain NYU LL.M. I am aware that the expenses in NYC are huge. But apart from that currently I am looking at the brand value and marketability of the LL.M Degree in the long-term which would help me secure a good job abroad either US or UK.

Further I have offers from UCL, London and King's College London also. Therefore I am in a terrible fix whether to go to US , UK or Singapore for my studies.
Please guide me which law school would be the best for me brand-wise and thereafter placement prospects-wise.

Please respond and help me clear my doubts.

Many Thanks.

Hey All,

I am a lawyer from India having around 3 years of work-experience in Indian Law Firms.
I have been offered a place on the NYU@NUS Program with some scholarship for my study in Singapore. My deadline to accept that offer is Jan 28th but I am still not able to make up my mind. My offer letter indicates that in case I do not accept this offer, I will be sent an official offer letter for NYU LL.M. as I had indicated NY as my preferred destination to study.
Can anyone guide me whether NYU@NUS would be beneficial for me or plain NYU LL.M. I am aware that the expenses in NYC are huge. But apart from that currently I am looking at the brand value and marketability of the LL.M Degree in the long-term which would help me secure a good job abroad either US or UK.

Further I have offers from UCL, London and King's College London also. Therefore I am in a terrible fix whether to go to US , UK or Singapore for my studies.
Please guide me which law school would be the best for me brand-wise and thereafter placement prospects-wise.

Please respond and help me clear my doubts.

Many Thanks.
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Depends on where you want to end up and waht you want to do. I'll give you some pro's in my opinion:

NYU:
- amazing city
- great, great University in terms of campus, location, feeling. I listend to a class there last summer when I was on vacation in NYC, very nice atmosphere, good teachers, nice library, brilliant location in greenwich
- great reputation
- you can do the NYC bar exam and get a job in NYC (even though job market is tough right now in US)

UCL/Kings
- both have good reputations as well
- for job in EU maybe better. You are from another country, the LLM year helps you settle in, a future employer does not have to fear that you are not familiar with UK etc.
- London is also amazing

I would not consider the NYU@NUS. But thats just my opinion, as I believe that a future employer will apreciate it if you spent some time in the country, city before.

Good luck!

Depends on where you want to end up and waht you want to do. I'll give you some pro's in my opinion:

NYU:
- amazing city
- great, great University in terms of campus, location, feeling. I listend to a class there last summer when I was on vacation in NYC, very nice atmosphere, good teachers, nice library, brilliant location in greenwich
- great reputation
- you can do the NYC bar exam and get a job in NYC (even though job market is tough right now in US)

UCL/Kings
- both have good reputations as well
- for job in EU maybe better. You are from another country, the LLM year helps you settle in, a future employer does not have to fear that you are not familiar with UK etc.
- London is also amazing

I would not consider the NYU@NUS. But thats just my opinion, as I believe that a future employer will apreciate it if you spent some time in the country, city before.

Good luck!
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rhino11

hi llm aspirant well could u reply to a few questions of mine.
1. have u used lsac for evaluating ur results in law school while applying to nyu? As I understnd that they require lsac but they do accept applications without lsac as well.
2. This is an open question for all... does the fact that one has not used lsac affects their application.
tanks

hi llm aspirant well could u reply to a few questions of mine.
1. have u used lsac for evaluating ur results in law school while applying to nyu? As I understnd that they require lsac but they do accept applications without lsac as well.
2. This is an open question for all... does the fact that one has not used lsac affects their application.
tanks
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LegalIndia

Hi, LLM Aspirant,
Undoubtedly NUS@NYU. COnsidering the present crises both in US and UK, in my view, NUS @NYU would better suit your future ambitions. Being an Indian, also will greately allow you to settle at any asian country. When all the world is coming to asian countries, then its may not be worth going to US & UK. Even then the degree you are going to get in Singapore is LLM from NUS as well as NYU. In future, if you have plans to settle in US, then you can directly sit for NYU bar and shift your base to US. It is as simple as it.

Keeping in mind the present situation both in US and UK, its not advisable to have you LLM in either of the places. More over at both places sitting to bar exams and getting a job is very very difficult. At the most you can have your LLM there and have to come back to india for job. As it is discussed on various boards in this forum, the jobs conditions in both US and UK (for foreigne students) seems to be pathetic.

In my view, I vote for NUS&NYU.

-LegalIndia

Hi, LLM Aspirant,
Undoubtedly NUS@NYU. COnsidering the present crises both in US and UK, in my view, NUS @NYU would better suit your future ambitions. Being an Indian, also will greately allow you to settle at any asian country. When all the world is coming to asian countries, then its may not be worth going to US & UK. Even then the degree you are going to get in Singapore is LLM from NUS as well as NYU. In future, if you have plans to settle in US, then you can directly sit for NYU bar and shift your base to US. It is as simple as it.

Keeping in mind the present situation both in US and UK, its not advisable to have you LLM in either of the places. More over at both places sitting to bar exams and getting a job is very very difficult. At the most you can have your LLM there and have to come back to india for job. As it is discussed on various boards in this forum, the jobs conditions in both US and UK (for foreigne students) seems to be pathetic.

In my view, I vote for NUS&NYU.

-LegalIndia



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