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Postgraduate Law: US and UK


Hello,

I'm entering into my final year of an LLB and am starting to think ahead about the possibility of studying a postgraduate law degree.

So here are my questions:

[1] I understand that the Harvard LLM offers JD courses as opposed to a separate LLM selection of courses. Firstly, am I correct in thinking this? Secondly, is this a trend in US LLM degrees; for example, does the Yale LLM and Stanford LLM offer only JD courses (I understand that Stanford has its own LLM specialisations)? Finally, does that mean that LLM students will take lectures with JD students, the same exam, and be ranked amongst JD students?

[2] Am I correct in understanding that the Oxford BCL and Cambridge LLM offer separate courses for postgraduate students?

Thank you. On top of answering my questions, if anyone has any takes on the merits of each specified law school and its degrees, please feel free to comment them too.
Hello,

I'm entering into my final year of an LLB and am starting to think ahead about the possibility of studying a postgraduate law degree.

So here are my questions:

[1] I understand that the Harvard LLM offers JD courses as opposed to a separate LLM selection of courses. Firstly, am I correct in thinking this? Secondly, is this a trend in US LLM degrees; for example, does the Yale LLM and Stanford LLM offer only JD courses (I understand that Stanford has its own LLM specialisations)? Finally, does that mean that LLM students will take lectures with JD students, the same exam, and be ranked amongst JD students?

[2] Am I correct in understanding that the Oxford BCL and Cambridge LLM offer separate courses for postgraduate students?

Thank you. On top of answering my questions, if anyone has any takes on the merits of each specified law school and its degrees, please feel free to comment them too.
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Hello,

I'm entering into my final year of an LLB and am starting to think ahead about the possibility of studying a postgraduate law degree.

So here are my questions:

[1] I understand that the Harvard LLM offers JD courses as opposed to a separate LLM selection of courses. Firstly, am I correct in thinking this? Secondly, is this a trend in US LLM degrees; for example, does the Yale LLM and Stanford LLM offer only JD courses (I understand that Stanford has its own LLM specialisations)? Finally, does that mean that LLM students will take lectures with JD students, the same exam, and be ranked amongst JD students?

[2] Am I correct in understanding that the Oxford BCL and Cambridge LLM offer separate courses for postgraduate students?

Thank you. On top of answering my questions, if anyone has any takes on the merits of each specified law school and its degrees, please feel free to comment them too.


Hellou curious_cat!

In regards of your first question, it really depends on what classes you are taking and which University you are attending. Some subjects may be shared with JD students, while other classes are "LLM Candidates" only.
[quote]Hello,

I'm entering into my final year of an LLB and am starting to think ahead about the possibility of studying a postgraduate law degree.

So here are my questions:

[1] I understand that the Harvard LLM offers JD courses as opposed to a separate LLM selection of courses. Firstly, am I correct in thinking this? Secondly, is this a trend in US LLM degrees; for example, does the Yale LLM and Stanford LLM offer only JD courses (I understand that Stanford has its own LLM specialisations)? Finally, does that mean that LLM students will take lectures with JD students, the same exam, and be ranked amongst JD students?

[2] Am I correct in understanding that the Oxford BCL and Cambridge LLM offer separate courses for postgraduate students?

Thank you. On top of answering my questions, if anyone has any takes on the merits of each specified law school and its degrees, please feel free to comment them too.[/quote]

Hellou curious_cat!

In regards of your first question, it really depends on what classes you are taking and which University you are attending. Some subjects may be shared with JD students, while other classes are "LLM Candidates" only.
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