Coronavirus impact on LL.M 2020/21


ikaikahn

Hey guys, given the closure of certain universities (Columbia, Harvard among others) and transfer to online classes amid the coronavorus outbreak, how do you think this will impact the 2020/21 LL.M cycle? Is there a chance those of us from affected areas won't get visas? Do you think schools will keep the online-class format indefinitely?

Hey guys, given the closure of certain universities (Columbia, Harvard among others) and transfer to online classes amid the coronavorus outbreak, how do you think this will impact the 2020/21 LL.M cycle? Is there a chance those of us from affected areas won't get visas? Do you think schools will keep the online-class format indefinitely?
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llmllm2020

Hey guys, given the closure of certain universities (Columbia, Harvard among others) and transfer to online classes amid the coronavorus outbreak, how do you think this will impact the 2020/21 LL.M cycle? Is there a chance those of us from affected areas won't get visas? Do you think schools will keep the online-class format indefinitely?


I hope not. There's no point in paying a 100,000 USD for online classes.

[quote]Hey guys, given the closure of certain universities (Columbia, Harvard among others) and transfer to online classes amid the coronavorus outbreak, how do you think this will impact the 2020/21 LL.M cycle? Is there a chance those of us from affected areas won't get visas? Do you think schools will keep the online-class format indefinitely?[/quote]

I hope not. There's no point in paying a 100,000 USD for online classes.
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bbcool

Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time.

Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time.
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mgcn

Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time.


That's it. Nobody is able to make predictions as of this time. Let's hope things get back to normal until the next semester.

[quote]Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time. [/quote]

That's it. Nobody is able to make predictions as of this time. Let's hope things get back to normal until the next semester.
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Maria AR

Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time.


That's it. Nobody is able to make predictions as of this time. Let's hope things get back to normal until the next semester.


Yes, as this is an ongoing situation I think nobody (including the universities) is able to predict how this is going to unfold.

However, what are you planning to do? My deadline to make the first payment is April 1, at the moment, I think that I will make the first payment to confirm assistance (USD 1,000) but there is no chance that I am payment the whole tuition for online classes, I prefer to wait another year if that is the case. I am not sure how the other accepted candidates are dealing with this.

I hope that the universities have a contingency plan, i.e. deferral for accepted candidates. But let's see, this is new to all of us.

[quote][quote]Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time. [/quote]

That's it. Nobody is able to make predictions as of this time. Let's hope things get back to normal until the next semester.[/quote]

Yes, as this is an ongoing situation I think nobody (including the universities) is able to predict how this is going to unfold.

However, what are you planning to do? My deadline to make the first payment is April 1, at the moment, I think that I will make the first payment to confirm assistance (USD 1,000) but there is no chance that I am payment the whole tuition for online classes, I prefer to wait another year if that is the case. I am not sure how the other accepted candidates are dealing with this.

I hope that the universities have a contingency plan, i.e. deferral for accepted candidates. But let's see, this is new to all of us.
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M112

Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time.


That's it. Nobody is able to make predictions as of this time. Let's hope things get back to normal until the next semester.


Yes, as this is an ongoing situation I think nobody (including the universities) is able to predict how this is going to unfold.

However, what are you planning to do? My deadline to make the first payment is April 1, at the moment, I think that I will make the first payment to confirm assistance (USD 1,000) but there is no chance that I am payment the whole tuition for online classes, I prefer to wait another year if that is the case. I am not sure how the other accepted candidates are dealing with this.

I hope that the universities have a contingency plan, i.e. deferral for accepted candidates. But let's see, this is new to all of us.


I would check in the school’s website what are the policies in place for people accepting (holding their place) and ultimately not matriculating. I hope the school will have some extra considerations given the situation, but we can’t bank on that.

[quote][quote][quote]Answers to your questions substantially depend on how the virus outbreak situation will unfold in the United States, in your region, and around the globe.

I don't think we can make accurate forward-looking predictions at this point of time. [/quote]

That's it. Nobody is able to make predictions as of this time. Let's hope things get back to normal until the next semester.[/quote]

Yes, as this is an ongoing situation I think nobody (including the universities) is able to predict how this is going to unfold.

However, what are you planning to do? My deadline to make the first payment is April 1, at the moment, I think that I will make the first payment to confirm assistance (USD 1,000) but there is no chance that I am payment the whole tuition for online classes, I prefer to wait another year if that is the case. I am not sure how the other accepted candidates are dealing with this.

I hope that the universities have a contingency plan, i.e. deferral for accepted candidates. But let's see, this is new to all of us. [/quote]

I would check in the school’s website what are the policies in place for people accepting (holding their place) and ultimately not matriculating. I hope the school will have some extra considerations given the situation, but we can’t bank on that.
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OwlHedwig

An expert in China says the condition probably won't be over in summer. Let's hope it will not last a whole year...

An expert in China says the condition probably won't be over in summer. Let's hope it will not last a whole year...
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charlie89

Wonder if we have to do by correspondence?

Wonder if we have to do by correspondence?
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Agusfim

I think it´s gonna make it harder to get admitted to a top school because a considerable amount of students admitted this year chose to use the deferral offered  :/ It might be the case that schools would have to deal with overcrowded classes and have fewer spots left for new applicants.

I doubt the format will continue to be entirely online next year, especially in the US and the UK as those governments have been eager to lift restrictive measures. 

I think it´s gonna make it harder to get admitted to a top school because a considerable amount of students admitted this year chose to use the deferral offered&nbsp; :/ It might be the case that schools would have to deal with overcrowded classes and have fewer spots left for new applicants.<br><br>I doubt the format will continue to be entirely online next year, especially in the US and the UK as those governments have been eager to lift restrictive measures.&nbsp;
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Pedroeol

I really don’t know what’s the big deal having online or in-person classes. Classes are just  classes. One who wish to learn won’t learn because of the surrounding crowd.

I really don’t know what’s the big deal having online or in-person classes. Classes are just &nbsp;classes. One who wish to learn won’t learn because of the surrounding crowd.
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chicken so...

Some don't have a problem with online classes, but some do. It's a personal preference. Making substantial connections with your faculty / cohort often requires some face-to-face time. Networking and job hunting are more complicated as well. 

Some don't have a problem with online classes, but some do. It's a personal preference. Making substantial connections with your faculty / cohort often requires some face-to-face time. Networking and job hunting are more complicated as well.&nbsp;
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It's been a few months, how is it looking for the 2021 fall classes? I'm definitely going to do an LLM next year (at Columbia or Harvard, hopefully) and I would prefer in-class learning. But of course I am open to hybrid / online options as well. 

It's been a few months, how is it looking for the 2021 fall classes? I'm definitely going to do an LLM next year (at Columbia or Harvard, hopefully) and I would prefer in-class learning. But of course I am open to hybrid / online options as well.&nbsp;
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