Which is harder--LLM or law school?


Which is harder--LLM or law school?

I graduated from a US law school, a three-year program that was very rigorous, as all law schools are.

I was accepted to an LLM program, a 1-year program in England. I'm feeling a bit nervous right now though--I'm nervous about the little things, ie. misspellings (ie. center/centre) since I'm not familiar with British English (yet).

Also, is obtaining an LLM much tougher than law school in terms of level of difficulty? In law school, for every five hours of class, I spend 12 hours studying, and wrote two 25-page papers most semesters. Are the styles of teaching different/class sessions different? Thanks!
Which is harder--LLM or law school?

I graduated from a US law school, a three-year program that was very rigorous, as all law schools are.

I was accepted to an LLM program, a 1-year program in England. I'm feeling a bit nervous right now though--I'm nervous about the little things, ie. misspellings (ie. center/centre) since I'm not familiar with British English (yet).

Also, is obtaining an LLM much tougher than law school in terms of level of difficulty? In law school, for every five hours of class, I spend 12 hours studying, and wrote two 25-page papers most semesters. Are the styles of teaching different/class sessions different? Thanks!
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beicon
I can't say much because I don't know how law schools in the US work, but I got my LLM from UCL in '11. I had classmates who'd been to Columbia in NY for their law degrees and they all said UCL was piece of cake compared to Columbia. As for the misspelling thing, I don't think they'd care much about that... Anyhow, start using British English a few months beforehand and I'm sure you'll do just fine... If non-native speakers such as myself can manage, you will surely pull it off.
I can't say much because I don't know how law schools in the US work, but I got my LLM from UCL in '11. I had classmates who'd been to Columbia in NY for their law degrees and they all said UCL was piece of cake compared to Columbia. As for the misspelling thing, I don't think they'd care much about that... Anyhow, start using British English a few months beforehand and I'm sure you'll do just fine... If non-native speakers such as myself can manage, you will surely pull it off.
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hawkme
US Law School is very tough, US LLMs are tough, but not as tough as JDs. Generally speaking, I think it is fair to say (with some exceptions of course) the first law degrees are tougher, statistically, than LLMs.
US Law School is very tough, US LLMs are tough, but not as tough as JDs. Generally speaking, I think it is fair to say (with some exceptions of course) the first law degrees are tougher, statistically, than LLMs.
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gkh_2005
I think the LL.M. Prgram in England is much easier than the LL.M. in U.S.

I think if you have done your J.D. from a U.S. Law school, doing your LL.M. from England will be a breeze.
I think the LL.M. Prgram in England is much easier than the LL.M. in U.S.

I think if you have done your J.D. from a U.S. Law school, doing your LL.M. from England will be a breeze.
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hawkme
Don't assume anything. In fact, Cambridge LLM might be tougher than Harvard LLM. FYI, to make comparisons, you should be able to compare the two (or more) by knowing exactly what goes in each of it. And unless you haven't studied in comparable LLM programs, one in US, one in UK, you can't claim to know what is and isn't :)
Don't assume anything. In fact, Cambridge LLM might be tougher than Harvard LLM. FYI, to make comparisons, you should be able to compare the two (or more) by knowing exactly what goes in each of it. And unless you haven't studied in comparable LLM programs, one in US, one in UK, you can't claim to know what is and isn't :)
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gkh_2005
In India LL.M. from U.S. is more coveted than a LL.M. from U.K. Further many pursue their LL.M. from England because it costs half of what it costs in the U.S. I know of mediocre students who were able to successfully complete their LL.M. from England, which makes me assume that LL.M. from England is much easier to do then from U.S. I agre it also depends from which University you pursue your LL.M.
In India LL.M. from U.S. is more coveted than a LL.M. from U.K. Further many pursue their LL.M. from England because it costs half of what it costs in the U.S. I know of mediocre students who were able to successfully complete their LL.M. from England, which makes me assume that LL.M. from England is much easier to do then from U.S. I agre it also depends from which University you pursue your LL.M.
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hawkme
Of course it is. It probably is the same everywhere in the world, except US itself (obviously). There are many factors causing (and strengthening) it. There are mediocre students everywhere, but trust me when I say no mediocre student will ever be admitted to a REPUTABLE graduate program in the West/Singapore/Japan/Australia. Sure, there are tens of other law schools that will gladly take any mediocre student's money and award the LLM. After all, with few exceptions in each country (US, UK, Germany, etc), LLM is a money generator (such as a power generator).
Of course it is. It probably is the same everywhere in the world, except US itself (obviously). There are many factors causing (and strengthening) it. There are mediocre students everywhere, but trust me when I say no mediocre student will ever be admitted to a REPUTABLE graduate program in the West/Singapore/Japan/Australia. Sure, there are tens of other law schools that will gladly take any mediocre student's money and award the LLM. After all, with few exceptions in each country (US, UK, Germany, etc), LLM is a money generator (such as a power generator).
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gkh_2005
Agreed.
Agreed.
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