Yale or Harvard?? That is the question


pssantana
Hi everybody,

I am a student of final year of law school. I really want to do LLM after I graduated but I do not know how long this process can be. I wanted some tips of you who are already going through all this up and have been accepted.
I thank you for your help and congratulations to those approved.


Thanks a lot
Hi everybody,

I am a student of final year of law school. I really want to do LLM after I graduated but I do not know how long this process can be. I wanted some tips of you who are already going through all this up and have been accepted.
I thank you for your help and congratulations to those approved.


Thanks a lot
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titofari
Hey!
Well, here are my 2 bits. First, I don't recommend doing an LLM immediately after getting the JD. Some work experience helps, both in the resume and in terms of how to maximize the LLM itself. In any case, the deadlines are usually between november and december for the following year's fall semester. Also, october tends to be the date when you can first submit your application. So, if you apply this fall/winter it will be to start in fall 2013.
I believe in covering all bases (I applied to 5 LLMs, got into 4: Georgetown, Michigan, Columbia and Harvard, didnt get in to Yale). Maybe one safety school, one dream choice and a solid Plan B. In my case, Georgetown was the safety, Yale the dream, HLS/Columbia the Plan B.
I recommend starting the paperwork EARLY, because there is ALWAYS a bureaucratic snafu: transcripts get lost, TOEFL scores disappear, recommenders take their time, etc. So, all that is bureaucratic in nature get it over quickly: transcripts, resumes, TOEFL, LSAC, fees, Letters of Recommendation, etc. Then, come the dreader personal statements WHICH VARY from program to program: some reqiuere 250words, some 400, some want your life story, others want you to discuss a legal problem. In other words, one size does not fit all BUT there are many common themes, so there's no need for radically different essays.
Let me know if I missed something. Good luck
Hey!
Well, here are my 2 bits. First, I don't recommend doing an LLM immediately after getting the JD. Some work experience helps, both in the resume and in terms of how to maximize the LLM itself. In any case, the deadlines are usually between november and december for the following year's fall semester. Also, october tends to be the date when you can first submit your application. So, if you apply this fall/winter it will be to start in fall 2013.
I believe in covering all bases (I applied to 5 LLMs, got into 4: Georgetown, Michigan, Columbia and Harvard, didnt get in to Yale). Maybe one safety school, one dream choice and a solid Plan B. In my case, Georgetown was the safety, Yale the dream, HLS/Columbia the Plan B.
I recommend starting the paperwork EARLY, because there is ALWAYS a bureaucratic snafu: transcripts get lost, TOEFL scores disappear, recommenders take their time, etc. So, all that is bureaucratic in nature get it over quickly: transcripts, resumes, TOEFL, LSAC, fees, Letters of Recommendation, etc. Then, come the dreader personal statements WHICH VARY from program to program: some reqiuere 250words, some 400, some want your life story, others want you to discuss a legal problem. In other words, one size does not fit all BUT there are many common themes, so there's no need for radically different essays.
Let me know if I missed something. Good luck
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I chose, hopefully wisely...:-)
I chose, hopefully wisely...:-)
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