Advantage of studying llm in the US


anirudhs86

How far is it advantageous to study law is US over UK for a law student of India?

How far is it advantageous to study law is US over UK for a law student of India?
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kris1984

I would say being the US is a dis-advantage. It is a very unpleasant place to live!

Go to the UK is you can.

I would say being the US is a dis-advantage. It is a very unpleasant place to live!

Go to the UK is you can.
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anirudhs86

thx for the idea, and what about scotland!!!!!

thx for the idea, and what about scotland!!!!!
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kris1984

I hear that University of Edinburgh is very good!

I hear that University of Edinburgh is very good!
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Iowa

I think it is unfair to say that the entire United States is a "very unpleasant" place to live. The nice thing about the country is that it is varied. Many different cultures in one country. I think there are good LLM programs in Boston, New Haven and New York especially, but I would not overlook more rural places, too, e.g., Wisconsin-Madison and Austin, Texas. Plus, the exchange rate is great right now, with the dollar being worth so little compared to the Euro or Pound.

I think it is unfair to say that the entire United States is a "very unpleasant" place to live. The nice thing about the country is that it is varied. Many different cultures in one country. I think there are good LLM programs in Boston, New Haven and New York especially, but I would not overlook more rural places, too, e.g., Wisconsin-Madison and Austin, Texas. Plus, the exchange rate is great right now, with the dollar being worth so little compared to the Euro or Pound.
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kris1984

Racial profiling at the customs checkpoints, cumbersome visa requirements, Islamo-phobia directed towards anyone who looks middle-eastern (this includes Indians I'm afraid).

In sum, life for an Indian in London is much more pleasant and the degree just as respected. My advice would be not to get caught up in the myth of a US education.

Racial profiling at the customs checkpoints, cumbersome visa requirements, Islamo-phobia directed towards anyone who looks middle-eastern (this includes Indians I'm afraid).

In sum, life for an Indian in London is much more pleasant and the degree just as respected. My advice would be not to get caught up in the myth of a US education.
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setho

If you want to classify an entire country based on the actions of a few then you are no better than those you criticize.

If you want to classify an entire country based on the actions of a few then you are no better than those you criticize.
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kris1984

You have got to be kidding...

The American TV network FOX has a new show called "Aliens in America", which is a comedy about a US family having a foreign exchange student who turns out to be a Muslim from Pakistan. In the preview, the wife - angry to have the Pakistani boy in her home - tells her husband that "if you order a coffee-maker and you get a toaster, you send it back".

Yeah, I highly recommend the US as a tolerant, civilized place to study law...

You have got to be kidding...

The American TV network FOX has a new show called "Aliens in America", which is a comedy about a US family having a foreign exchange student who turns out to be a Muslim from Pakistan. In the preview, the wife - angry to have the Pakistani boy in her home - tells her husband that "if you order a coffee-maker and you get a toaster, you send it back".

Yeah, I highly recommend the US as a tolerant, civilized place to study law...
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setho

America is a very large country, I would appreciate it if you would not judge all americans based on the actions of insensitive morons. People who use this message board seek to come to the United States to attend academic institutions. I would venture to say that the vast majority of people they will come into contact with at universities are not the sort of people you are describing.

America is a very large country, I would appreciate it if you would not judge all americans based on the actions of insensitive morons. People who use this message board seek to come to the United States to attend academic institutions. I would venture to say that the vast majority of people they will come into contact with at universities are not the sort of people you are describing.
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anirudhs86

hi, i am an indian as you know it and i want to know should i or should i not pursue u.s.a. for llm, bcoz if it is disadvantageous to me, then i wil b at a loss by spendin so much of my money and not derivin any benefits out of it.

hi, i am an indian as you know it and i want to know should i or should i not pursue u.s.a. for llm, bcoz if it is disadvantageous to me, then i wil b at a loss by spendin so much of my money and not derivin any benefits out of it.
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kris1984

Unless you are going to a top, top US school, then no, it is not worth the money. A degree from the UK is respected all over the world and surly in India as well. Plus, the flight is shorter and you can get good naan!! haha

Unless you are going to a top, top US school, then no, it is not worth the money. A degree from the UK is respected all over the world and surly in India as well. Plus, the flight is shorter and you can get good naan!! haha
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anirudhs86

but as it is giving in the papers recently, its written that u.s.a. are givin more jobs for lawyers than the u.k. and it has become a money spinnin game for them

but as it is giving in the papers recently, its written that u.s.a. are givin more jobs for lawyers than the u.k. and it has become a money spinnin game for them
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kris1984

Well, it depends where you want to work. If you want to work in the USA, then a degree from there might help you more than a degree from the UK. In Europe, both UK and USA degree are highly respected (this will, of course, depend on the University too).

If you want to work in India, you should think: "will people back home know this University?". If the answer is "No", then it is not worth the money. For example, everyone in India will know the University of London or Harvard University in the USA.

What you must watch out for with the USA is that they have a lot of smaller universities that do not have a world-wide reputation, so you would be wasting your money going to one of those.

Well, it depends where you want to work. If you want to work in the USA, then a degree from there might help you more than a degree from the UK. In Europe, both UK and USA degree are highly respected (this will, of course, depend on the University too).

If you want to work in India, you should think: "will people back home know this University?". If the answer is "No", then it is not worth the money. For example, everyone in India will know the University of London or Harvard University in the USA.

What you must watch out for with the USA is that they have a lot of smaller universities that do not have a world-wide reputation, so you would be wasting your money going to one of those.
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anirudhs86

but if i want to work either in the U.K. or India and i get my LLM done from the UK, then what about it

but if i want to work either in the U.K. or India and i get my LLM done from the UK, then what about it
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kris1984

I think there are very few universities in the USA that will have a reputation in India. If you want to be 100% sure, then the University of London, Oxford, etc... are the best use of your money. People will know you have a good education just by the name.

I think there are very few universities in the USA that will have a reputation in India. If you want to be 100% sure, then the University of London, Oxford, etc... are the best use of your money. People will know you have a good education just by the name.
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anirudhs86

k, then overall it seems u.k. is better

k, then overall it seems u.k. is better
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kris1984

It is like comparing a product from Tata (U of London) to, for example Bosch (US uni.). Everyone in India will know the Tata product is good quality, but few will know about Bosch (which is a german company that makes expensive appliances) even if Bosch makes better stuff than Tata does. It doen't help you if no one knows the university.

So, yes, University of London would be my first choice in your situation.

What do you want to do your LLM on?

It is like comparing a product from Tata (U of London) to, for example Bosch (US uni.). Everyone in India will know the Tata product is good quality, but few will know about Bosch (which is a german company that makes expensive appliances) even if Bosch makes better stuff than Tata does. It doen't help you if no one knows the university.

So, yes, University of London would be my first choice in your situation.

What do you want to do your LLM on?
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anirudhs86

i want to do my llm on law of arbitration or internatinol law or ipr

i want to do my llm on law of arbitration or internatinol law or ipr
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kris1984

Cool! I'm doing my LLM in International Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Cool! I'm doing my LLM in International Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
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anirudhs86

how is the studies there

how is the studies there
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