Fletcher


Hi,

Does anyone know about the LLM program at Fletcher's School of Law and Diplomacy? I believe its a brilliant course for someone interested in getting into international law or policy work. Also, what sort of people are they looking for for their course and how selective are they about their requirements?

Hi,

Does anyone know about the LLM program at Fletcher's School of Law and Diplomacy? I believe its a brilliant course for someone interested in getting into international law or policy work. Also, what sort of people are they looking for for their course and how selective are they about their requirements?
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Pharrell

Hi,
Applicants are selected on the basis of law school and undergraduate grades, legal and other professional experience, exam scores, TOEFL scores (where applicable), recommendations, and a writing sample. Fluency in English is required.
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy has a very good reputation.
This article may help:
http://www.llm-guide.com/university/730/the-fletcher-school-of-law-and-diplomacy-tufts-university

Hi,
Applicants are selected on the basis of law school and undergraduate grades, legal and other professional experience, exam scores, TOEFL scores (where applicable), recommendations, and a writing sample. Fluency in English is required.
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy has a very good reputation.
This article may help:
http://www.llm-guide.com/university/730/the-fletcher-school-of-law-and-diplomacy-tufts-university



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Pharrell,

Thanks for the link and the information. However, considering the specialised nature of the LLMs offered in Fletchers, I was wondering if merely having reasonable criteria for a regular LLM course is sufficient. Does someone have to display a reasonable amount of experience in international law or policy to have a chance of getting in? Also, I've been looking at their admission procedure, which is one of the most complicated I've seen for an LLM. I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about their courses, how they're considered and their own impressions about Fletchers itself.

Pharrell,

Thanks for the link and the information. However, considering the specialised nature of the LLMs offered in Fletchers, I was wondering if merely having reasonable criteria for a regular LLM course is sufficient. Does someone have to display a reasonable amount of experience in international law or policy to have a chance of getting in? Also, I've been looking at their admission procedure, which is one of the most complicated I've seen for an LLM. I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about their courses, how they're considered and their own impressions about Fletchers itself.
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Is anyone applying to the Fletcher School to do the LLM in 2008? Looks like a pretty impressive course - although I understand it will be a small class of around 30 students.

I am planning on working in the field of public international law so this LLM looks perfect.

Im from the UK and would be interested to know if/when any one applying receives an admissions decision.

Is anyone applying to the Fletcher School to do the LLM in 2008? Looks like a pretty impressive course - although I understand it will be a small class of around 30 students.

I am planning on working in the field of public international law so this LLM looks perfect.

Im from the UK and would be interested to know if/when any one applying receives an admissions decision.
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psag

hi chris,
I'm applying to fletcher and i am also going to choose the track of public int'l law.
But I don't think they will be giving out decisions until jan1, 2008 for early review applicants. [If u want early notification then u must apply by nov. 15]
Good luck!
P.S. - I'm also concerned about the experience , i mean i have experience in my field but not in policy making or any thing like that. so does any body know if they r really strict about only accepting applicants with that background?

hi chris,
I'm applying to fletcher and i am also going to choose the track of public int'l law.
But I don't think they will be giving out decisions until jan1, 2008 for early review applicants. [If u want early notification then u must apply by nov. 15]
Good luck!
P.S. - I'm also concerned about the experience , i mean i have experience in my field but not in policy making or any thing like that. so does any body know if they r really strict about only accepting applicants with that background?
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Thanks for that psag.

Yes, I have applied for early notification - I am working at the moment so some advance notice and time to make the decision of where to go would be welcome!

The course is new but judging from their website, they will have fairly strict admissions standards if it is going to be such a small class - fingers crossed!

If its PIL you are interested in, you applied anywhere else? I have applied to LSE and Cambridge also.

Thanks for that psag.

Yes, I have applied for early notification - I am working at the moment so some advance notice and time to make the decision of where to go would be welcome!

The course is new but judging from their website, they will have fairly strict admissions standards if it is going to be such a small class - fingers crossed!

If its PIL you are interested in, you applied anywhere else? I have applied to LSE and Cambridge also.
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psag

I have applied to Columbia University and am also planning to apply to NYU . although their programs r not strictly PIL they have really interesting courses.
Have u applied to other US schools (sorry don't know what LSE is but I'm assuming that Cambridge is the one in UK)

I have applied to Columbia University and am also planning to apply to NYU . although their programs r not strictly PIL they have really interesting courses.
Have u applied to other US schools (sorry don't know what LSE is but I'm assuming that Cambridge is the one in UK)
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psag

Hello everyone!
has anyone received an admission decision from fletcher school?

Hello everyone!
has anyone received an admission decision from fletcher school?
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Hey Psag,

No, not yet, still waiting. Had an offer of admission from LSE (London School of Economics) a few days back but nothing else to date. How about you?

Have a good christmas and new year when it arrives!

C

Hey Psag,

No, not yet, still waiting. Had an offer of admission from LSE (London School of Economics) a few days back but nothing else to date. How about you?

Have a good christmas and new year when it arrives!

C
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psag

hi chris
Congrats for your admission to LSE.
I got in to Columbia University, but i'm still waiting for their decision on my applicaiton for financial assistance.. so can't relax yet.

Fletcher's decision is supposed to come at Jan1...so let's hope for the best!

Merry Christmas & happy new year to u too!

hi chris
Congrats for your admission to LSE.
I got in to Columbia University, but i'm still waiting for their decision on my applicaiton for financial assistance.. so can't relax yet.

Fletcher's decision is supposed to come at Jan1...so let's hope for the best!

Merry Christmas & happy new year to u too!
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Well done - I hear Columbia is great. Have applied to NYU and Penn as well - nothing as yet - this waiting is terrible!

Yes, January 1st for Fletcher, fingers crossed...

Well done - I hear Columbia is great. Have applied to NYU and Penn as well - nothing as yet - this waiting is terrible!

Yes, January 1st for Fletcher, fingers crossed...
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psag

Has anyone heard from Fletcher???
They were suppose to provide an answer for early review applicants by/ on Jan. 1st, but haven't heard anything yet!

Anbody else with the same problem?

Has anyone heard from Fletcher???
They were suppose to provide an answer for early review applicants by/ on Jan. 1st, but haven't heard anything yet!

Anbody else with the same problem?
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Hi Psag,

I received a letter from Fletcher a few days ago. They are keeping my application for further review by March.

Good luck...

Hi Psag,

I received a letter from Fletcher a few days ago. They are keeping my application for further review by March.

Good luck...
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psag

hey Chris,
thanx.
still haven't received any response from Fletcher, don't know what to think...
Did u receive the deferral through regular mail or email?

hey Chris,
thanx.
still haven't received any response from Fletcher, don't know what to think...
Did u receive the deferral through regular mail or email?
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I received the letter in the post - it was dated 14 December so had obviously taken a while to get here. My online account still says nothing.

I received the letter in the post - it was dated 14 December so had obviously taken a while to get here. My online account still says nothing.
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psag

hi chris,
I also got deferred to the regular cycle, got the mail over the weekend.

hi chris,
I also got deferred to the regular cycle, got the mail over the weekend.
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ipilar

Hi all, Fletcher's program was swamped by applications, so don't be surprised if it takes longer to hear back than you were expecting! Good luck to all.

Hi all, Fletcher's program was swamped by applications, so don't be surprised if it takes longer to hear back than you were expecting! Good luck to all.
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petra

I just want to know if there are others out there admitted to Fletcher. I am a lawyer with a background in political science and an interest in International Affairs. I applied for their MALD program and just got Admitted, any other Fletcherite out there?

I just want to know if there are others out there admitted to Fletcher. I am a lawyer with a background in political science and an interest in International Affairs. I applied for their MALD program and just got Admitted, any other Fletcherite out there?
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NoonA

May I know why they called it non- law school, while it is offering an LLM program?!
it's called school of law and diplomacy! how come it is not a law school?!
what is the differnece if it is non law school or a law school?

May I know why they called it non- law school, while it is offering an LLM program?!
it's called school of law and diplomacy! how come it is not a law school?!
what is the differnece if it is non law school or a law school?
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ipilar

In the United States, law schools--those offering J.D. degrees-- are accredited (or not) by the American Bar Association. Fletcher does not offer a J.D. and is not a member of the ABA. It is one of the premier schools of international affairs, and offers a LLM in international law for students who have already obtained a JD or equivalent. It has a superb law faculty, and has been teaching international law since 1933. The only practical difference is that graduates cannot use the Fletcher LLM to apply for bar membership to any of the U.S. states as it is not an ABA- accredited law school.

In the United States, law schools--those offering J.D. degrees-- are accredited (or not) by the American Bar Association. Fletcher does not offer a J.D. and is not a member of the ABA. It is one of the premier schools of international affairs, and offers a LLM in international law for students who have already obtained a JD or equivalent. It has a superb law faculty, and has been teaching international law since 1933. The only practical difference is that graduates cannot use the Fletcher LLM to apply for bar membership to any of the U.S. states as it is not an ABA- accredited law school.
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