Complete University Guide 2016 – UK Law School Ranking

One of the most highly watched UK law school rankings, The Complete University Guide’s 2016 League Table for Law has recently been published. Like in previous years, the ranking’s methodology is based on a mix of entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, output, and prospects for each law schools’ graduate on the job market. According to the latest 2016 Complete University Guide Law League Table/Ranking, these are the United Kingdom’s top 10…read more →

Summer Update: Announcing New LLM Programs

During these warm months, it seems apt that LL.M. program offerings are also heating up.  There are a number of new programs being announced which should further sizzle the exciting LL.M. possibilities on offer. First up, is Oxford’s new MSc in Taxation.  This is a two-year part-time program covering issues on national, European, international and comparative taxation, and tax policy. The program will begin in 2016. The MSc in Taxation…read more →

Queen Mary Extends LLM Application Deadline

Good news for all those last minute applicants that are interested in pursuing their LL.M. studies in London. Queen Mary, University of London School of Law reports that they have extended their LL.M. application deadline: Application Deadline Due to the addition of new LLM programmes and modules we are able to extend the closing date until Friday 28 August 2015. You should ONLY apply at this late stage if you can submit…read more →

Guardian League Table 2016 – UK Law School Ranking

Like every year in June, the Guardian’s annual ranking of UK law schools (University Guide: Guardian League Table for Law) has been released. Now in its 2016 edition, this ranking still relies on student satisfaction with teaching and feedback; student to staff ratio; spend per student; average student entry tariff; career after six months; and a ‘value added score’ to determine each institution’s placement. Like every law school ranking, this…read more →

Queen Mary’s New International Shipping Law LLM

We have previously reported on Queen Mary University of London School of Law’s LL.M. program in Paris. Now, following on the heals of the success of the Paris program as well as its strengths in commercial law generally, Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies is launching another innovative LL.M. specialty program. Starting in September 2015, those intending to focus their LL.M. studies on a specific area of international commercial…read more →

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 →