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Times Good University Guide Law Rankings 2014

The Times and The Sunday Times have recently published their Good University Guide 2014, which includes U.K. university and subject league tables (rankings). As compared to the Good University Guide’s 2013 edition, Cambridge has moved up one spot to secure the #1 spot, while LSE and Oxford are now ranked at #2  and #3, respectively. Among the big movers this year are Queen’s, Belfast and Kent whose stellar results have resulted…read more →

Guardian UK Law School Ranking 2014

The Guardian has just released its 2014 UK league table and ranking for UK Law Schools. The most notable change in the Guardian’s U.K. Law School Ranking this year is that the Faculty of Laws of the University College of London (UCL) has taken the #1 spot, which was previously held by Oxford. In addition, among other movements, Warwick, Durham, and Dundee have lost their Top 10 spots while Queen’s…read more →

New LLM Programs

We have reported previously (see here and here) that law schools are increasingly adding or expanding their LL.M. program offerings. The first few weeks of 2013 have confirmed this trend. In this post, we highlight three selected new specialty LL.M. program launches that were announced recently in the U.S. and the U.K. In addition, we share an announcement regarding a new International LL.M. degree offered in Tel Aviv. Fordham Law…read more →

Clarendon Scholarships at the University of Oxford

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in law in the U.K., there’s yet another reason to consider the University of Oxford School of Law’s BCL and MJur (Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris) degrees. The University of Oxford operates the Clarendon Fund, a major graduate scholarship scheme, which since 2011 has opened up to all graduate applicants regardless of nationality. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of…read more →

Taking the TOEFL (as an LLM Applicant)

Do you like to eat out or eat at home? Are parents good teachers of their children? Which is more important to success – hard work or luck? While these questions may seem random and unrelated at first glance, they may become very important to some of you as essay topics for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). LL.M. applicants from non-English speaking countries applying to law…read more →

The LLM Resume – Crafting a Strong CV for Master of Laws Applications

As part of your LL.M. application, some law schools will ask you for or give you the opportunity to submit a resume (or curriculum vitae, cv). While the LL.M. resume is often not as challenging to craft as its more important cousin, the LL.M. Personal Statement, you should not underestimate its importance or the pitfalls it can present. Although there is no one universal approach to drafting a resume, certain…read more →

Queen Mary Launches LLM in Paris Programme

Queen Mary, University of London School of Law has launched a new LLM (Master of Law) in Paris Programme. As LLM Guide reports, applications for a January 2013 start date are expected to be available from mid-July. The LL.M. program has been developed by Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in collaboration with the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) and will lead to a University of…read more →

Times Good University Guide Law Rankings 2013

The Times just released its 2013 Good Universities Guide Rankings. For U.K. law schools, the rankings remain mainly the same as they were in the 2012 edition of the Good Universities Guide.  The biggest differences are that Edinburgh jumped from number 13 to number 7, while Newcastle, previously ranked at number 9, failed to make the top 10.  Edinburgh’s jump up the list also pushed down both Queen Mary University…read more →

Guardian Releases New UK Law School Ranking

The Guardian has published its 2013 UK league tables and rankings (see here for the Guardian’s 2014 U.K. Law School Ranking). For law schools, there were some notable changes in the ranking this year. At the very top, Cambridge lost its #1 spot to Oxford and is now ranked third. LSE climbed up to second place, while UCL moved one spot down. Queen Mary, the number 4 in the Guardian’s…read more →

Birmingham Offering Scholarships to LLM Students

Beginning this year, the University of Birmingham Law School will be offering scholarships to LL.M. students. The scholarships are in the amount of up to £5,000 for international students and £2,000 for UK/EU students. Based on both academic merit and financial need, applications for these scholarships are due by 22 June 2012. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2012.

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