Applications Fall 2014


jcv
Hi Tristan,
One additional question regarding your kind advice:
How easy (or hard) is to make it to Vermont and L&C? Considering they are not top-ranked.

thanks!
Hi Tristan,
One additional question regarding your kind advice:
How easy (or hard) is to make it to Vermont and L&C? Considering they are not top-ranked.

thanks!
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vlml
Hi, Im brazilian and applying for fall 2014. Is anyone planning to apply for NYU, CLS or Chicago?
Hi, Im brazilian and applying for fall 2014. Is anyone planning to apply for NYU, CLS or Chicago?
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Tristan
Hi Tristan,
One additional question regarding your kind advice:
How easy (or hard) is to make it to Vermont and L&C? Considering they are not top-ranked.

thanks!


I am not sure to be honest. They are, in all likelihood, not as selective as Harvard. In general, getting into an LL.M. program is not as difficult as is getting into a JD program for the simple reason that there are not nearly as many applicants for LL.M. programs. The Harvard/Yale LL.M. programs may be an exception to the rule, as every international student seems to be shooting for those schools, but with most LL.M. programs, I think, applicants with decent grades have a shot. The LL.M. programs do not really factor into a school's ranking, they are purely cash cows, so the schools are not as picky when it comes to applicants. I met some complete goobers that had LL.M.s from schools like Georgetown, Columbia, even Harvard, to be honest.
<blockquote>Hi Tristan,
One additional question regarding your kind advice:
How easy (or hard) is to make it to Vermont and L&C? Considering they are not top-ranked.

thanks!</blockquote>

I am not sure to be honest. They are, in all likelihood, not as selective as Harvard. In general, getting into an LL.M. program is not as difficult as is getting into a JD program for the simple reason that there are not nearly as many applicants for LL.M. programs. The Harvard/Yale LL.M. programs may be an exception to the rule, as every international student seems to be shooting for those schools, but with most LL.M. programs, I think, applicants with decent grades have a shot. The LL.M. programs do not really factor into a school's ranking, they are purely cash cows, so the schools are not as picky when it comes to applicants. I met some complete goobers that had LL.M.s from schools like Georgetown, Columbia, even Harvard, to be honest.
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MagnumOpus
Hi vlml,
I plan to apply to NYU, Chicago, CLS, Upenn etc. Does anybody have any views on Fordham, Duke, Northwestern LLM programs ?
Hi vlml,
I plan to apply to NYU, Chicago, CLS, Upenn etc. Does anybody have any views on Fordham, Duke, Northwestern LLM programs ?
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vlml
MagnumOpus, I dont much about Fordham and Duke, but heard good things about NW, especially LLM/Kellog. It should be great if you're interested in business/corporate. I can't apply because from what I've heard it starts in June, and I can't leave Brazil before the end of July.
MagnumOpus, I dont much about Fordham and Duke, but heard good things about NW, especially LLM/Kellog. It should be great if you're interested in business/corporate. I can't apply because from what I've heard it starts in June, and I can't leave Brazil before the end of July.
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Hey folks!

I am a final year student of law from India, willing to pursue a LL.M in either Litigation and Dispute Resolution or Human Rights Law. My GPA is average - 8 on 10 and I have a few internships at various courts too, coupled with extensive working experience of 2 years with a major pan India NGO working in the field of education and my own NGO which works towards spreading legal awareness and providing free legal aid.

Now, there are two major questions I have -

1. Which are the universities that I might get an admission in ?

2. How much does working with non-profit organisations count in application for LL.M ?
Hey folks!

I am a final year student of law from India, willing to pursue a LL.M in either Litigation and Dispute Resolution or Human Rights Law. My GPA is average - 8 on 10 and I have a few internships at various courts too, coupled with extensive working experience of 2 years with a major pan India NGO working in the field of education and my own NGO which works towards spreading legal awareness and providing free legal aid.

Now, there are two major questions I have -

1. Which are the universities that I might get an admission in ?

2. How much does working with non-profit organisations count in application for LL.M ?
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MagnumOpus
MagnumOpus, I dont much about Fordham and Duke, but heard good things about NW, especially LLM/Kellog. It should be great if you're interested in business/corporate. I can't apply because from what I've heard it starts in June, and I can't leave Brazil before the end of July.


Are you sure about that? My friend got an admit in NW for this year and he said the course starts in August.
<blockquote>MagnumOpus, I dont much about Fordham and Duke, but heard good things about NW, especially LLM/Kellog. It should be great if you're interested in business/corporate. I can't apply because from what I've heard it starts in June, and I can't leave Brazil before the end of July. </blockquote>

Are you sure about that? My friend got an admit in NW for this year and he said the course starts in August.
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anushka.c
Hi
I am planning to pursue an LLM in International Dispute Resolution, my main focus is on New York. I am a graduate from a National Law University with 4 years experience in Litigation and Corporate sector. What are my options for the same. Is Fordham a good option? what are my chances of making it to Fordham?
Hi
I am planning to pursue an LLM in International Dispute Resolution, my main focus is on New York. I am a graduate from a National Law University with 4 years experience in Litigation and Corporate sector. What are my options for the same. Is Fordham a good option? what are my chances of making it to Fordham?
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vlml
MagnumOpus, I dont much about Fordham and Duke, but heard good things about NW, especially LLM/Kellog. It should be great if you're interested in business/corporate. I can't apply because from what I've heard it starts in June, and I can't leave Brazil before the end of July.


Are you sure about that? My friend got an admit in NW for this year and he said the course starts in August.

I read about LLM/Kellog's classes starting mid-June on NW's website. Maybe its just for Kellog, do you know which in program he enrolled?
MagnumOpus, I dont much about Fordham and Duke, but heard good things about NW, especially LLM/Kellog. It should be great if you're interested in business/corporate. I can't apply because from what I've heard it starts in June, and I can't leave Brazil before the end of July.


Are you sure about that? My friend got an admit in NW for this year and he said the course starts in August.

I read about LLM/Kellog's classes starting mid-June on NW's website. Maybe its just for Kellog, do you know which in program he enrolled?

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Hi guys,

I've started a blog about applying for LLM programs in the US and my experiences at Columbia (see http://llmstudent.aussieblogs.com.au/) It talks about personal statements, etc - hopefully you'll find it useful!
Hi guys,

I've started a blog about applying for LLM programs in the US and my experiences at Columbia (see http://llmstudent.aussieblogs.com.au/) It talks about personal statements, etc - hopefully you'll find it useful!
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ECA1990
Hey guys. I am trying for an LLM at UPenn. Would like some feedback on my chances of admission.

I am a law undergraduate undertaking an LLB in a London University. I am maintaining a 65% average across all my year 1 and 2 modules which is a good second-upper degree classification. I recently undertook internships with Reed Smith LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and PrimePartners Corporate Finance. I am President of the Squash Society and am Pro-Bono Officer of the Law Society Committee. I have 3 good Letters of Recommendation and am now working on my personal statement for Penn.

I would really appreciate it if you guys could perhaps advise me on my chances and if there is anything I could do to improve them.
Hey guys. I am trying for an LLM at UPenn. Would like some feedback on my chances of admission.

I am a law undergraduate undertaking an LLB in a London University. I am maintaining a 65% average across all my year 1 and 2 modules which is a good second-upper degree classification. I recently undertook internships with Reed Smith LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and PrimePartners Corporate Finance. I am President of the Squash Society and am Pro-Bono Officer of the Law Society Committee. I have 3 good Letters of Recommendation and am now working on my personal statement for Penn.

I would really appreciate it if you guys could perhaps advise me on my chances and if there is anything I could do to improve them.

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EstherPV
Does anyone know about this new Environmental Program at Stanford? I want the right balance between a strong specialized program and a top-ten.
Does anyone know about this new Environmental Program at Stanford? I want the right balance between a strong specialized program and a top-ten.
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Does anyone know about this new Environmental Program at Stanford? I want the right balance between a strong specialized program and a top-ten.

Looks interesting... On one hand, it's just been launched, so it's hard to say what value it holds. But on the other hand it's Stanford, so you're pretty much assured of a good education.

Have you been looking at the other US LLMs in Environmental Law? Of course, just across the bay, Berkeley offers an environmental track in their LLM, and there's Vermont Law School, the University of Oregon, etc.
<blockquote>Does anyone know about this new Environmental Program at Stanford? I want the right balance between a strong specialized program and a top-ten. </blockquote>
Looks interesting... On one hand, it's just been launched, so it's hard to say what value it holds. But on the other hand it's Stanford, so you're pretty much assured of a good education.

Have you been looking at the other US LLMs in Environmental Law? Of course, just across the bay, Berkeley offers an environmental track in their LLM, and there's Vermont Law School, the University of Oregon, etc.
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I got a Certificate in Environmental Law in conjunction with my LLM at Duke. If you want brand name school + good environmental law program, that is the place to be. The advantage of doing an LLM at Duke is that you can have easy access to classes, seminars and internship opportunities at the Nicholas School of the Environment. If you're interested in a career in energy, oil companies always hire at the Fuqua School of Business and when I was there, Shell also made a presentation at Nicholas. Lots of opportunity to network. You could also serve as a Student Attorney on Duke's Environmental Law and Policy Clinic to gain exposure to litigation and policy work. Moreover, the environmental law faculty at Duke are absolutely superb, and they offer cool classes like Food and Agricultural Law.
I got a Certificate in Environmental Law in conjunction with my LLM at Duke. If you want brand name school + good environmental law program, that is the place to be. The advantage of doing an LLM at Duke is that you can have easy access to classes, seminars and internship opportunities at the Nicholas School of the Environment. If you're interested in a career in energy, oil companies always hire at the Fuqua School of Business and when I was there, Shell also made a presentation at Nicholas. Lots of opportunity to network. You could also serve as a Student Attorney on Duke's Environmental Law and Policy Clinic to gain exposure to litigation and policy work. Moreover, the environmental law faculty at Duke are absolutely superb, and they offer cool classes like Food and Agricultural Law.
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MagnumOpus
Hey guys,
I wanted to know a little bit about the faculty and specialities of the following schools with respect to LLM in Antitrust laws :
1. Berkeley
2. NYU
3. Columbia
4. UPenn
5. UChicago

Does anybody have any views, suggestions? Any other school you'd like to suggest?
Hey guys,
I wanted to know a little bit about the faculty and specialities of the following schools with respect to LLM in Antitrust laws :
1. Berkeley
2. NYU
3. Columbia
4. UPenn
5. UChicago

Does anybody have any views, suggestions? Any other school you'd like to suggest?
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Chicago and NYU have really good antitrust professors and a great selection of antitrust courses. Columbia has a more limited range of courses. I recommend looking at the courses they offer on their websites to get a feel for each of the places.
Chicago and NYU have really good antitrust professors and a great selection of antitrust courses. Columbia has a more limited range of courses. I recommend looking at the courses they offer on their websites to get a feel for each of the places.
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willze
Hi folks,
I am from cameroon and undergraduate in business law I will be applying in the LLM program in the US I am specially looking for HLS,CLS, Cornell, upenn and northwestern can anyone tell me something about the financing of the LLM ?
Hi folks,
I am from cameroon and undergraduate in business law I will be applying in the LLM program in the US I am specially looking for HLS,CLS, Cornell, upenn and northwestern can anyone tell me something about the financing of the LLM ?
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I am specially looking for HLS,CLS, Cornell, upenn and northwestern can anyone tell me something about the financing of the LLM ?

Well, as far as I know, merit scholarships may be available for international students - I know that this is true at Cornell.

US loans are generally out of the question if you don't have an American co-signer, but there are probably other funding sources available in your country - why not start there?
<blockquote>I am specially looking for HLS,CLS, Cornell, upenn and northwestern can anyone tell me something about the financing of the LLM ?</blockquote>
Well, as far as I know, merit scholarships may be available for international students - I know that this is true at Cornell.

US loans are generally out of the question if you don't have an American co-signer, but there are probably other funding sources available in your country - why not start there?
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willze
thank you Christopher, but there are no funding sources available in Cameroon i tried the fullbright but it seems like i am out of the deadlines
thank you Christopher, but there are no funding sources available in Cameroon i tried the fullbright but it seems like i am out of the deadlines
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willze
Hello please how determinant is the toefl score in the application? I have a 85 on the IBT do I still have all my chances??
Hello please how determinant is the toefl score in the application? I have a 85 on the IBT do I still have all my chances??
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