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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Results: Law

For UK universities, last month was marked by a major event: The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results were finally published on December 18, 2014. The REF is the UK government’s system for assessing the quality of research in higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The REF is important for several reasons. First, it provides accountability for public investment in research and demonstrates the benefits of that investment. Second, the…read more →

LLM Application Deadlines

We have recently updated our overview of LL.M. application deadlines for some of the most popular law schools in the U.S. and U.K. These deadlines are for LL.M. programs with a start date in 2015 (that is for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year). If you are applying to U.S. schools through LSAC, please make sure to submit your documents well before your first deadline. LSAC recommends that you should purchase the…read more →

New LLM Programs

Fall has arrived and the loss of the glory days of summer may be prompting prospective LL.M. students to turn their minds to thinking about applying for an LL.M. program.  In doing so, candidates should take into account three new LL.M. programs which have recently begun or are beginning soon. The first is USC Gould School of Law’s newly launched online LL.M. program. This allows international candidates to complete an…read more →

In Which Country Should You Do Your LLM?

This post comes to us from Carrières Juridiques, a leading legal resource website.  If you are interested in pursuing an LL.M. program, you will need to select the best destination for you. LL.M. programs can be found all around the world: the United States, Canada, the UK, many European countries as well as several countries in Asia and Africa. Here are some criteria you may take into account: The language in…read more →

Times Good University Guide 2015 Law Rankings

The Times and The Sunday Times have recently published their Good University Guide 2015, which includes U.K. university and subject league tables (rankings). As in last year’s Good University Guide’s edition, Cambridge is still on top of the ranking, securing once again the #1 spot. Oxford and Durham are ranked at #2  and #3, respectively, while Nottingham and LSE are tied for fourth place. Among last year’s big movers were Queen’s, Belfast and…read more →

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

Update: The Times Good University Guide 2015 Law Rankings have been released. 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…read more →

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