Applications Fall 2014


jcv
Hello everyone,
I'm thinking about applying to an LLM in the US starting next year (Fall). My main targets are UT, Stanford, Boulder and some others, specially strong in Natural Resources.
Does anyone know when the applications processes start usually?
Hello everyone,
I'm thinking about applying to an LLM in the US starting next year (Fall). My main targets are UT, Stanford, Boulder and some others, specially strong in Natural Resources.
Does anyone know when the applications processes start usually?
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Kat14
Hi jcv,

Universities in the US will probably start to receive applications for 2014 in September or October 2013 (the exact date will be school specific). However, you can already register through LSAC and start gathering your materials. For example, I took the TOEFL in July and had transcripts/LoR's sent to LSAC in August, in order to be able to submit my applications in September-October.

Hope this is helpful, and good luck!
Hi jcv,

Universities in the US will probably start to receive applications for 2014 in September or October 2013 (the exact date will be school specific). However, you can already register through LSAC and start gathering your materials. For example, I took the TOEFL in July and had transcripts/LoR's sent to LSAC in August, in order to be able to submit my applications in September-October.

Hope this is helpful, and good luck!
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jcv
Thanks Kat14. I've already taken the TOEFL (and obtained a good score so I don't plan to do it again) and the LSAC has all my transcripts. So I guess I'll just wait for now.
Thanks Kat14. I've already taken the TOEFL (and obtained a good score so I don't plan to do it again) and the LSAC has all my transcripts. So I guess I'll just wait for now.
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MagnumOpus
Hi guys,
Even I plan to apply for Fall 2014. Can you guide me through the LSAC process?
Hi guys,
Even I plan to apply for Fall 2014. Can you guide me through the LSAC process?
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Kat14
Thanks Kat14. I've already taken the TOEFL (and obtained a good score so I don't plan to do it again) and the LSAC has all my transcripts. So I guess I'll just wait for now.


Oh, that's good. You can also already request LOR's from your recommenders (at least if the schools you are applying to accept LSAC) and get started on drafting your personal statements.
<blockquote>Thanks Kat14. I've already taken the TOEFL (and obtained a good score so I don't plan to do it again) and the LSAC has all my transcripts. So I guess I'll just wait for now.</blockquote>

Oh, that's good. You can also already request LOR's from your recommenders (at least if the schools you are applying to accept LSAC) and get started on drafting your personal statements.
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jcv
Hi MagnumOpus,
The LSAC process is actually not that hard to use. Considering spending some time reading the forms and instructions on the webpage.
It will depend on where are you from, but what I did was:
1. I took the TOEFL and entered the LSAC code number when I registered for that test. That way they receive automatically your score.
2. I arrange with my university to had my transcripts sent to the LSAC. You have to be prepared to pay around 200 bucks if you're not from the US.
3. (next steps)... working on it! I think I'll follow Kat's suggestions and prepare statements and LOR, but first I need to know the results of a scholarship that will go out in july.

read you soon,
Hi MagnumOpus,
The LSAC process is actually not that hard to use. Considering spending some time reading the forms and instructions on the webpage.
It will depend on where are you from, but what I did was:
1. I took the TOEFL and entered the LSAC code number when I registered for that test. That way they receive automatically your score.
2. I arrange with my university to had my transcripts sent to the LSAC. You have to be prepared to pay around 200 bucks if you're not from the US.
3. (next steps)... working on it! I think I'll follow Kat's suggestions and prepare statements and LOR, but first I need to know the results of a scholarship that will go out in july.

read you soon,
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MagnumOpus
Thank you so much jcv! That helps a lot.
Any idea about the job scenario after completing LLM ?
Thank you so much jcv! That helps a lot.
Any idea about the job scenario after completing LLM ?
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jcv
Magnum;
Don't know yet. I definitely would like to stay and work one or two years before returning, but it depends on Visa, scholarships restrictions, grants, etc.
Depending on where I finally get admitted, my options would be NYC, Houston, SF.
Magnum;
Don't know yet. I definitely would like to stay and work one or two years before returning, but it depends on Visa, scholarships restrictions, grants, etc.
Depending on where I finally get admitted, my options would be NYC, Houston, SF.
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MagnumOpus
Hi jcv!
Do you plan do specialise or do a general LLM? And are you looking at just the States or elsewhere too?
Hi jcv!
Do you plan do specialise or do a general LLM? And are you looking at just the States or elsewhere too?
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jcv
I intend to specialice in energy and natural resources law. I've been working on that field for some time. I'm also looking in Dundee (uk) and some universities in Australia.
You?
I intend to specialice in energy and natural resources law. I've been working on that field for some time. I'm also looking in Dundee (uk) and some universities in Australia.
You?
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MagnumOpus
That's sounds good. I am inclined towards an LLM in competition law. So I'm evaluating my options in Europe as well as USA.
That's sounds good. I am inclined towards an LLM in competition law. So I'm evaluating my options in Europe as well as USA.
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gulia
Broklyn Law
Broklyn Law
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jcv
Leuven in Belgium is supposed to be very good in Competition Law.
Leuven in Belgium is supposed to be very good in Competition Law.
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MagnumOpus
The problem with European universities is that they are bilingual and I am not fluent in French.
On another note, how long should a personal statement be?
The problem with European universities is that they are bilingual and I am not fluent in French.
On another note, how long should a personal statement be?
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kame
I want to do llm in us.Please inform me when admissions get open .I will be great thankful for such kindness...
I want to do llm in us.Please inform me when admissions get open .I will be great thankful for such kindness...
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jcv
Kame,
Read Kat's post a couple of lines above. I wrote to some of the Univs and they told me that it's usually on Sept-Oct.
bye
Kame,
Read Kat's post a couple of lines above. I wrote to some of the Univs and they told me that it's usually on Sept-Oct.
bye
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Tristan
Hello everyone,
I'm thinking about applying to an LLM in the US starting next year (Fall). My main targets are UT, Stanford, Boulder and some others, specially strong in Natural Resources.
Does anyone know when the applications processes start usually?


Top schools, year in and year out, in environmental law are Lewis & Clark and Vermont. They may not be ranked as high overall, for their JD program, but they have some of the best faculty and course offerings when it comes to environmental law. I have a few friends who did their JDs at L&C and Vermont and really enjoyed the teachers/coursework. They specifically went to these schools because of their strong reputation in environmental law and the courses available. Can't go wrong with Boulder, Berkeley either.
<blockquote>Hello everyone,
I'm thinking about applying to an LLM in the US starting next year (Fall). My main targets are UT, Stanford, Boulder and some others, specially strong in Natural Resources.
Does anyone know when the applications processes start usually?</blockquote>

Top schools, year in and year out, in environmental law are Lewis & Clark and Vermont. They may not be ranked as high overall, for their JD program, but they have some of the best faculty and course offerings when it comes to environmental law. I have a few friends who did their JDs at L&C and Vermont and really enjoyed the teachers/coursework. They specifically went to these schools because of their strong reputation in environmental law and the courses available. Can't go wrong with Boulder, Berkeley either.
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jcv
Thank you Tristan. That is very helpful.

The thing is that the government at my country grants very good scholarships but only if you get accepted in a top-150 school (ARWU or THE). So i'm a little forced to choose one of those.

Do you know whether there are any grants or financial aid of any kind for L&C or Vermont?

thanks,
Thank you Tristan. That is very helpful.

The thing is that the government at my country grants very good scholarships but only if you get accepted in a top-150 school (ARWU or THE). So i'm a little forced to choose one of those.

Do you know whether there are any grants or financial aid of any kind for L&C or Vermont?

thanks,
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Tristan
Thank you Tristan. That is very helpful.

The thing is that the government at my country grants very good scholarships but only if you get accepted in a top-150 school (ARWU or THE). So i'm a little forced to choose one of those.

Do you know whether there are any grants or financial aid of any kind for L&C or Vermont?

thanks,


I do not know. They may have need-based scholarships, although I am not sure if they would apply only for JD students. I would sent their admin/financial aid office an email.
<blockquote>Thank you Tristan. That is very helpful.

The thing is that the government at my country grants very good scholarships but only if you get accepted in a top-150 school (ARWU or THE). So i'm a little forced to choose one of those.

Do you know whether there are any grants or financial aid of any kind for L&C or Vermont?

thanks,</blockquote>

I do not know. They may have need-based scholarships, although I am not sure if they would apply only for JD students. I would sent their admin/financial aid office an email.
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jcv
I'll do that.

Thanks for the help.
I'll do that.

Thanks for the help.
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