LLM APPLICATION


Danny Boy
Hi everyone,

I found this site this morning and i was amazed by the similarity of concerns shared by all of us out here. I am currently a student at the University of Nairobi (In Kenya). I am due to complete my LLB in June. I also work part time for a leading law firm in Nariobi.

I have decided to pursue a generalized LLM after my LLB so as to be able to pick the courses that i am most interested in, and gain a greater appreciation in those areas. My problem is twofold; firstly whether to work for a while, get admitted to the bar in Kenya and then apply for the LLM. Secondly if i choose to apply early, which school to apply to.

I am inclined towards applying to American law schools. My bias is probably because of the balance that those schools strike between academics and student activities and life generally. I had the opportunity to visit a few schools in the U.S last year after participating in the International rounds of the Jessup International Law moot court competition. I was particularly impressed by Georgetown, Harvard and Columbia. These schools display great academic excellence but at the same time have great recreational facilities.

In the generalised LLM i would be interested in pursuing areas of law such as inter alia Media regulation, intellectual property and dispute resolution. I am looking for something with an inernational feel to it and which is nascent. Please feel free to offer any advice...
Hi everyone,

I found this site this morning and i was amazed by the similarity of concerns shared by all of us out here. I am currently a student at the University of Nairobi (In Kenya). I am due to complete my LLB in June. I also work part time for a leading law firm in Nariobi.

I have decided to pursue a generalized LLM after my LLB so as to be able to pick the courses that i am most interested in, and gain a greater appreciation in those areas. My problem is twofold; firstly whether to work for a while, get admitted to the bar in Kenya and then apply for the LLM. Secondly if i choose to apply early, which school to apply to.

I am inclined towards applying to American law schools. My bias is probably because of the balance that those schools strike between academics and student activities and life generally. I had the opportunity to visit a few schools in the U.S last year after participating in the International rounds of the Jessup International Law moot court competition. I was particularly impressed by Georgetown, Harvard and Columbia. These schools display great academic excellence but at the same time have great recreational facilities.

In the generalised LLM i would be interested in pursuing areas of law such as inter alia Media regulation, intellectual property and dispute resolution. I am looking for something with an inernational feel to it and which is nascent. Please feel free to offer any advice...
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Busingye
i guess u have no replies so far, coz the LLM application is a very subjective thing...and in any case, by the looks of things, you already have yo mind pretty well made up:) Inspite of the views else where on this board(about scrutinising each school meticulously to find out where its subject strengths are), which no doubt have some merit, i wud go for finding the top schools and applying to those, especially since such a uni wud have strengths across the board!! i'd say go for HLS and the other traditionals like Stanford and Columbia etc
i guess u have no replies so far, coz the LLM application is a very subjective thing...and in any case, by the looks of things, you already have yo mind pretty well made up:) Inspite of the views else where on this board(about scrutinising each school meticulously to find out where its subject strengths are), which no doubt have some merit, i wud go for finding the top schools and applying to those, especially since such a uni wud have strengths across the board!! i'd say go for HLS and the other traditionals like Stanford and Columbia etc

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