King’s College London’s LLM in Transnational Law

There are many positive developments of late at King’s College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law. Last year, the law school appointed prominent former Berkeley law professor David Caron as their new Dean. More recently, King’s College London announced the arrival of two new lateral faculty hires, Professor John Tasioulas (from University College London/UCL) and Professor Peer Zumbansen (from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto)….read more →

Guardian League Table 2015 for Law Schools

The Guardian has just released its University Guide 2015: Guardian League Table for Law. This – not uncontroversial – ranking of U.K. law schools uses student satisfaction with teaching and feedback; student to staff ration; spend per student; average student entry tariff; career after six months; and a ‘value added score’ to determine each institution’s placement. Among the notable changes in the 2015 Guardian League Table for law schools is that UCL…read more →

Complete University Guide 2015 – UK Law School Ranking

The Complete University Guide’s 2015 League Tables (Rankings) for law schools in the UK have been released. This ranking’s methodology is based on a mix of entry standards, student satisfaction, faculty research output, and graduate prospects. While not specifically an LL.M. ranking, of course, the Complete University Guide is among the most trusted university and law school rankings for higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. As such, the Guide…read more →

UK Law Schools Don’t Accept TOEFL

Have you applied or do you plan to apply for an LL.M. program in the U.K.? If so, vital information regarding English language requirements has been made public. The background is that the U.K. Government is concered with alleged fraud in TOEFL and TOEIC exam testing. Both tests are administered by ETS, which, as a consequence, is currently not in possession of a valid licence for English language tests for the…read more →

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

Update: the 2015 Guardian League Table for Law has been released. 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,…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)

Update: See our post on problems with the TOEFL in the U.K. 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…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 →

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