Chances (US T14)


Hello everybody,

I'm a Turkish lawyer-to-be (I’ll obtain my licence in November) planning on applying for the general LL.M. programs at the T14 law schools for the 2020-2021 LLM year; in particular, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Michigan, Berkeley, Northwestern, Georgetown + UCLA (even though not included in the T14). I want to specialise in international human rights law, and to work in international organisations and/or NGOs in the US.

My credentials are as follows:
# I have graduated cum laude from a reputable law school in Turkey in 2017.
# I have completed my LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Essex with merit in 2019.
# I have participated in a couple of projects during my LL.M.
# I worked as an intern lawyer for a year in Turkey (in two different law firms).
# I was chosen to represent intern lawyers in Istanbul at the Istanbul Bar Association (so I was a member of the Executive Board of the Istanbul Bar Association).
# I am a member of the Human Rights Centre of the Istanbul Bar Association where I actively participate in the drafting process of the reports submitted at both national and international levels, also in ongoing projects.
# I have written articles, but they have been published under someone else’s name (unfortunately, system of hierarchy).

Based on the information given about, I would appreciate your opinion on the following:
1) Do you think there is a chance of me being admitted to the LL.M. programs of the T14 law schools?
2. Would have a chance of obtaining scholarships at any of those schools?
3. Are there any other law schools that I should consider applying based on my particular area of interest (international human rights law)?

Thank you very much!
Hello everybody,

I'm a Turkish lawyer-to-be (I’ll obtain my licence in November) planning on applying for the general LL.M. programs at the T14 law schools for the 2020-2021 LLM year; in particular, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Michigan, Berkeley, Northwestern, Georgetown + UCLA (even though not included in the T14). I want to specialise in international human rights law, and to work in international organisations and/or NGOs in the US.

My credentials are as follows:
# I have graduated cum laude from a reputable law school in Turkey in 2017.
# I have completed my LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Essex with merit in 2019.
# I have participated in a couple of projects during my LL.M.
# I worked as an intern lawyer for a year in Turkey (in two different law firms).
# I was chosen to represent intern lawyers in Istanbul at the Istanbul Bar Association (so I was a member of the Executive Board of the Istanbul Bar Association).
# I am a member of the Human Rights Centre of the Istanbul Bar Association where I actively participate in the drafting process of the reports submitted at both national and international levels, also in ongoing projects.
# I have written articles, but they have been published under someone else’s name (unfortunately, system of hierarchy).

Based on the information given about, I would appreciate your opinion on the following:
1) Do you think there is a chance of me being admitted to the LL.M. programs of the T14 law schools?
2. Would have a chance of obtaining scholarships at any of those schools?
3. Are there any other law schools that I should consider applying based on my particular area of interest (international human rights law)?

Thank you very much!
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cicekk
Hello everybody,

I'm a Turkish lawyer-to-be (I’ll obtain my licence in November) planning on applying for the general LL.M. programs at the T14 law schools for the 2020-2021 LLM year; in particular, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Michigan, Berkeley, Northwestern, Georgetown + UCLA (even though not included in the T14). I want to specialise in international human rights law, and to work in international organisations and/or NGOs in the US.

My credentials are as follows:
# I have graduated cum laude from a reputable law school in Turkey in 2017.
# I have completed my LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Essex with merit in 2019.
# I have participated in a couple of projects during my LL.M.
# I worked as an intern lawyer for a year in Turkey (in two different law firms).
# I was chosen to represent intern lawyers in Istanbul at the Istanbul Bar Association (so I was a member of the Executive Board of the Istanbul Bar Association).
# I am a member of the Human Rights Centre of the Istanbul Bar Association where I actively participate in the drafting process of the reports submitted at both national and international levels, also in ongoing projects.
# I have written articles, but they have been published under someone else’s name (unfortunately, system of hierarchy).

Based on the information given about, I would appreciate your opinion on the following:
1) Do you think there is a chance of me being admitted to the LL.M. programs of the T14 law schools?
2. Would have a chance of obtaining scholarships at any of those schools?
3. Are there any other law schools that I should consider applying based on my particular area of interest (international human rights law)?

Thank you very much!
Hello. I think you have an amazing background. I am a lawyer in Turkey too and I want to focus on Human Rights or International Public Law. I am looking for Europa because of economical reasons. I am preparing for the Toefl exam now. May you give some advice about preparing, application and selection process for L.L.M?
[quote]Hello everybody,

I'm a Turkish lawyer-to-be (I’ll obtain my licence in November) planning on applying for the general LL.M. programs at the T14 law schools for the 2020-2021 LLM year; in particular, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Michigan, Berkeley, Northwestern, Georgetown + UCLA (even though not included in the T14). I want to specialise in international human rights law, and to work in international organisations and/or NGOs in the US.

My credentials are as follows:
# I have graduated cum laude from a reputable law school in Turkey in 2017.
# I have completed my LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Essex with merit in 2019.
# I have participated in a couple of projects during my LL.M.
# I worked as an intern lawyer for a year in Turkey (in two different law firms).
# I was chosen to represent intern lawyers in Istanbul at the Istanbul Bar Association (so I was a member of the Executive Board of the Istanbul Bar Association).
# I am a member of the Human Rights Centre of the Istanbul Bar Association where I actively participate in the drafting process of the reports submitted at both national and international levels, also in ongoing projects.
# I have written articles, but they have been published under someone else’s name (unfortunately, system of hierarchy).

Based on the information given about, I would appreciate your opinion on the following:
1) Do you think there is a chance of me being admitted to the LL.M. programs of the T14 law schools?
2. Would have a chance of obtaining scholarships at any of those schools?
3. Are there any other law schools that I should consider applying based on my particular area of interest (international human rights law)?

Thank you very much!
Hello. I think you have an amazing background. I am a lawyer in Turkey too and I want to focus on Human Rights or International Public Law. I am looking for Europa because of economical reasons. I am preparing for the Toefl exam now. May you give some advice about preparing, application and selection process for L.L.M?
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Clark 804
I think you have a strong profile for a top US school. Sounds like you have many of the bases covered, but they'll also be looking closely at your TOEFL score (maybe less so if you've already done an LLM in the UK.)

That's probably one area where you'll need to clarify: why you're aiming to pursue a second LLM even though you already have one.

Otherwise, try to clearly articulate your career goals in your application essays, as well as why the particular schools you're applying to will help you meet those goals. Yes, they're good schools, but having a solid reason for *why* you're applying to them is important.

In terms of what schools are strong for your career field (human rights), Georgetown, Columbia, maybe Notre Dame are all solid choices.

Good luck!
I think you have a strong profile for a top US school. Sounds like you have many of the bases covered, but they'll also be looking closely at your TOEFL score (maybe less so if you've already done an LLM in the UK.)

That's probably one area where you'll need to clarify: why you're aiming to pursue a second LLM even though you already have one.

Otherwise, try to clearly articulate your career goals in your application essays, as well as why the particular schools you're applying to will help you meet those goals. Yes, they're good schools, but having a solid reason for *why* you're applying to them is important.

In terms of what schools are strong for your career field (human rights), Georgetown, Columbia, maybe Notre Dame are all solid choices.

Good luck!
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